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Galatians 6:5

    Galatians 6:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For every man shall bear his own burden.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For every man shall bear his own burden.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For each man shall bear his own burden.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because every man is responsible for his part of the work.

    Webster's Revision

    For each man shall bear his own burden.

    World English Bible

    For each man will bear his own burden.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For each man shall bear his own burden.

    Clarke's Commentary on Galatians 6:5

    Every man shall bear his own burden - All must answer for themselves, not for their neighbors. And every man must expect to be dealt with by the Divine Judge, as his character and conduct have been. The greater offenses of another will not excuse thy smaller crimes. Every man must give account of himself to God.

    Barnes' Notes on Galatians 6:5

    For every man shall bear his own burden - This seems to be a kind of proverbial saying; and it means here, every man shall have his proper reward. If he is a virtuous man, he will be happy; if a vicious man, he will be miserable. If a virtuous man, he will have the source of happiness in himself; if a sinner, he must bear the proper penalty of his sin. In the great day every man shall be properly rewarded. Knowing this, we should be little anxious about the sentiments of others, and should seek to maintain a good conscience toward God and man. The design of this passage is, to prevent people from forming an improper estimate of themselves, and of the opinions of others. Let a man feel that he is soon to stand at the judgment-seat, and it will do much to keep him from an improper estimate of his own importance; let him feel that he must give an account to God, and that his great interests are to be determined by the estimate which God will affix to his character, and it will teach him that the opinion of the world is of little value. This will restrain his vanity and ambition. This will show him that the great business of life is to secure the favor of God, and to be prepared to give up his account; and there is no way so effectual of checking ambition, and subduing vanity and the love of applause, as to feel that we are soon to stand at the awesome bar of God.

    Wesley's Notes on Galatians 6:5

    6:5 For every one shall bear his own burden - ln that day shall give an account of himself to God.