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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Galatians 5

Introduction

1:4 world, (a-18) Aion . 'age,' 'course of this world.'

Verse 1

5:1 freedom; (h-7) i.e. liberty as opposed to bondage. See 1 Corinthians 10:29 .

Verse 4

5:4 profit (i-6) The word translated here 'deprived of all profit' is hard to translate. The active form means to render anything useless and unprofitable, or miss an opportunity; as 'annulled,' Ephesians 2:15 . Here it is passive and with the preposition ( apo ) 'from.' Hence it is to be deprived of the profit or effect of anything. It is used in Romans 7:6 ('we are clear') in the same form as here, for our deliverance from under the law; only there it refers not to profit, but to the action of the law. It had for them become void of effect. So here Christ. What the word speaks of is, not separation from Christ personally, but from what is for us in him.

Verse 7

5:7 stopped (a-6) The proper sense is 'to stop by cutting off the way.' As 'hinder,' Romans 15:22 ; 1 Thessalonians 2:18 .

Verse 8

5:8 persuasibleness (b-2) Or 'the persuasion.'

Verse 10

5:10 whosoever (c-29) Hostis , including his character, as Matthew 7:24 .

Verse 12

5:12 cut (d-7) Or 'mutilate.'

Verse 13

5:13 to (e-6) Epi . the condition into which they are called; what characterizes their calling as a condition of its existence. see Notes, Romans 4:18 ; Romans 5:14 . serve (f-23) Douleuo , serve as a bondman, see Note, 1 Corinthians 4:1 .

Verse 14

5:14 thyself; (g-17) See Leviticus 19:18 .

Verse 16

5:16 in (h-5) The expression 'by the Spirit' occurs in vers. 18 and 25; but in ver. 16 'walk' refers to the general manner of life, as Romans 8:4 , so I have left 'in.' In vers. 18 and 25 'walk' refers to the rule or line followed, as ch. 6.16; Romans 4:12 ; Philippians 3:16 . It is characteristic of the walk, leading, and life, the Spirit being the instrument and power. way (i-12) A strong negative, as ch. 4.30.

Verse 18

5:18 by (h-6) The expression 'by the Spirit' occurs in vers. 18 and 25; but in ver. 16 'walk' refers to the general manner of life, as Romans 8:4 , so I have left 'in.' In vers. 18 and 25 'walk' refers to the rule or line followed, as ch. 6.16; Romans 4:12 ; Philippians 3:16 . It is characteristic of the walk, leading, and life, the Spirit being the instrument and power.

Verse 25

5:25 by (h-4) by (h-11) The expression 'by the Spirit' occurs in vers. 18 and 25; but in ver. 16 'walk' refers to the general manner of life, as Romans 8:4 , so I have left 'in.' In vers. 18 and 25 'walk' refers to the rule or line followed, as ch. 6.16; Romans 4:12 ; Philippians 3:16 . It is characteristic of the walk, leading, and life, the Spirit being the instrument and power.

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Galatians 5". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/galatians-5.html. 1857-67.