GALATIANS 5:22

“the fruit of the spirit”

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT

What are the qualities of the Holy Spirit? In this verse, Paul tells us: love, joyfulness, peacefulness, patience, kindness, goodness and faithfulness. In the following verse he adds: Meekness and temperance.

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“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,”

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Galatians 5:22 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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But δὲ But, and, etc But
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
fruit καρπὸς Fruit (as plucked), literally or figuratively fruit
of πνεύματός A current of air, i.e., breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e., (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit of
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Spirit πνεύματός A current of air, i.e., breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e., (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit Spirit
is ἐστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
love, ἀγάπη Love, i.e., affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast love
joy, χαρά Cheerfulness, i.e., calm delight joy
peace, εἰρήνη Peace (literally or figuratively); by implication, prosperity peace
longsuffering, μακροθυμία Longanimity, i.e., (objectively) forbearance or (subjectively) fortitude longsuffering
gentleness, χρηστότης Usefulness, i.e., morally, excellence (in character or demeanor) gentleness
goodness, ἀγαθωσύνη Goodness, i.e., virtue or beneficence goodness
faith, πίστις Persuasion, i.e., credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself faith

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  • 20  Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

  • 21  Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

  • 22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

  • 23  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

  • 24  And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.




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