GALATIANS 5:1

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”

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Galatians 5:1 Translation & Meaning

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Stand fast στήκετε To be stationary, i.e., (figuratively) to persevere Stand fast
therefore οὖν (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly therefore
in ἐλευθερίᾳ Freedom (legitimate or licentious, chiefly moral or ceremonial) in
the τῇ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
liberty ἐλευθερίᾳ Freedom (legitimate or licentious, chiefly moral or ceremonial) liberty
wherewith The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that wherewith
Christ Χριστὸς Anointed, i.e., the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus Christ
hath made free, ἠλευθέρωσεν· To liberate, i.e., (figuratively) to exempt (from moral, ceremonial or mortal liability) made free
us ἡμᾶς Us us
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
be ἐνέχεσθε To hold in or upon, i.e., ensnare; by implication, to keep a grudge be
not μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether not
entangled ἐνέχεσθε To hold in or upon, i.e., ensnare; by implication, to keep a grudge entangled
again πάλιν (adverbially) anew, i.e., (of place) back, (of time) once more, or (conjunctionally) furthermore or on the other hand again
with the yoke ζυγῷ A coupling, i.e., (figuratively) servitude (a law or obligation); also (literally) the beam of the balance (as connecting the scales) yoke
of bondage. δουλείας Slavery (ceremonially or figuratively) bondage

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  • 1  Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

  • 2  Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.

  • 3  For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.




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