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Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Galatians 6

Verse 1

if. Greek. ean. App-118.

man. Greek. anthropos. App-123.

overtaken = found out or detected. Greek. prolambano. Only here, Mark 14:8. 1 Corinthians 11:21. Compare 2 Corinthians 2:6-8.

in, Greek. en. App-104.

a = some.

fault. Greek. paraptoma. App-128.

spiritual. Greek. pneumatikos. See 1 Corinthians 12:1. Compare Galatians 5:16.

restore, Greek. katartizo. App-125.

spirit. App-101.

meekness. See Galatians 5:23.

considering. Greek. skope. See Luke 11:35.

lest. Greek. me. App-105. Compare 1 Corinthians 7:5.

Verse 2

burdens. Greek. baros. Compare Galatians 6:5. Baros is the burden we can bear by help and sympathy.

fulfil. Greek. anapleroo. See 1 Corinthians 14:16.

law. Cf. John 13:34; John 15:12.

Christ. App-98.

Verse 3

if. Greek. ei. App-118.

a man. Greek. tis. App-123.,

something. Greek. neut. of tis.

when he is = being.

nothing. Greek. neut. of medeis.

deceiveth. Greek. phrenapatao. Only here. Compare Titus 1:10.

Verse 4

every man = each one.

prove = test. See 1 Thessalonians 2:4 (allowed. Revised Version approved).

rejoicing. Greek. kauchema. See Romans 4:2.

in. Greek. eis. App-104.

not. Greek. ou. App-105.

another = the other. Greek. heteros. App-124.

Verse 5

burden. Greek. phortion. Only here and Matthew 11:30; Matthew 23:4, Luke 11:46 (Compare Galatians 6:2). This is the burden that cannot be shared.

Verse 6

taught. Greek. katecheo. See Luke 1:4.

in. Omit.

word. Greek. logos. App-121.

communicate = share with. Greek. koinoneo. Romans 12:13 (distributing).

unto = to.

Verse 7

not. Greek. me. App-105.

deceived. Greek. planao, App-128.

God. App-98.

mocked. Greek. mukterizomai. Only here, It means to turn up the nose at. Compare Luke 10:14 with Luke 23:35, where the intensive form ekmukterizo occurs.

also reap = reap also.

Verse 8

to. Greek. eis. App-104,

his = his own.

of. Greek. ek App-104.

corruption. Greek. phthora. See Romans 8:21,

Spirit. App-101.

Spirit. App-101.

life. Greek. zoe. App-170.

everlasting. App-151.

Verse 9

weary. Greek. ekkakeo. See Luke 18:1. Compare 2 Thessalonians 3:13.

due = its own, or proper. Compare Ecclesiastes 3:1. Compare 1 Timothy 2:6; 1 Timothy 6:15. Titus 1:3.

faint. Greek. ekluo. Here, Matthew 9:36; Matthew 15:32. Mark 8:3, Hebrews 12:3, Hebrews 12:5. Compare App-174.

Verse 10

As . therefore = So than in proportion as.

opportunity. The same as season, Galatians 6:9.

unto. Greek. pros. App-104

of the household. Greek. oikeios. Only here, Ephesians 2:19. 1 Timothy 5:8, It is used of the family. Compare Acts 10:7.

faith = the faith. Greek. pistis. App-150.

Verse 11

see. Greek. eidon. App-133.

how large, &c. = with how large letters. This refers to his handwriting.

have written = write. Epistolary aorist, as Phm. Galatians 1:19. 1 Peter 5:12.

Verse 12

desire, Greek. thelo. App-102.

make a fair show. Greek. euprosopeo. Only here; but the word is found in an Egyptian letter about 114 B.C. in the same sense.

constrain = are compelling. Compare Galatians 2:3, Galatians 2:26.

lest, &c. in order (Greek. hima) they might not (Greek. me) suffer persecution.

Verse 13

neither. Greek. oude.

keep. Compare Romans 2:26.

to have you = that you should be.

that. Greek. hina, as in Galatians 6:12.

glory. Greek. kauchaomai. See Romans 2:17.

Verse 14

The Greek begins with "For me", making it emph.

God forbid. See Romans 3:4. The fifteenth and last occurance of this expression.

save = except. Greek. ei me.

Lord. App-98.

Jesus Christ. App-98.

by. Greek. dia. App-104. Galatians 6:1.

Whom, Greek.which.

world. Greek. kosmos. App-129.

is = has been.

Verse 15

Christ Jesus. App-98.

neither, nor. Greek. oute.

availeth. See Galatians 5:8, but the texts read "is". Compare 1 Corinthians 7:19,

new. Greek. kainos. See Matthew 9:17.

creature = creation. Compare John 3:3, John 3:5, John 3:6. 2 Corinthians 4:16; 2 Corinthians 5:17. Ephesians 2:10; Ephesians 4:24. Colossians 3:10.

Verse 16

walk = shall walk. Greek. stoicheo. See Galatians 5:25.

according to = by. No preposition. Dative case.

rule. Greek. kanon. See 2 Corinthians 10:13,

on. Greek. epi. App-104.

upon. Same as "on".

Israel of God. The antithesis of Israel after the flesh (1 Corinthians 10:18). Compare Romans 9:6. Philippians 1:3, Philippians 1:3.

Verse 17

no man = no one. Greek. medeis.

marks. Greek. stigma. Only here. Slaves were branded. So Paul, as the slave of the Lord, bore His marks. The initials of Mithra were branded, as Hindus mark themselves with the trident of Vishnu today. Compare Note on 2 Chronicles 36:8.

Lord. The texts omit.

Jesus. App-98.

Verse 18

grace, Greek. charis. App-184.

with. Greek. meta. App-104.

spirit. App-101.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Galatians 6". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.