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Galatians 5:14

    Galatians 5:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For all the law is made complete in one word, even in this, Have love for your neighbour as for yourself.

    Webster's Revision

    For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

    World English Bible

    For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

    Clarke's Commentary on Galatians 5:14

    For all the law - Which respects our duty to our fellows, is fulfilled - is comprehended, in one word: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. See the notes on Matthew 19:19, and Romans 13:9 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Galatians 5:14

    For all the law is fulfilled ... - That is, this expresses the substance of the whole law; it embraces and comprises all. The apostle of course here alludes to the Law in regard to our duty to our fellow-men, since that was the point which he particularly enforces. He is saying that this law would counteract all the evil workings of the flesh, and if this were fulfilled, all our duty to others would be discharged. A similar sentiment he has expressed in Romans 13:8-10; see the notes at that passage. The turn here in the discussion is worthy of particular notice. With great skill he changes the subject from a doctrinal argument to a strain of practical remark, and furnishes most important lessons for the right mode of overcoming our corrupt and sensual passions, and discharging our duty to others.

    Thou shalt love thy neighbor ... - See this explained in the note at Matthew 19:19.

    Wesley's Notes on Galatians 5:14

    5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself - inasmuch as none can do this without loving God, 1John 4:12; and the love of God and man includes all perfection. Lev 19:18.