Thursday, May 1, 2008

But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
BITE: Strong's G1143,
1) to bite with the teeth

~2) metaph., to wound the soul, cut lacerate, rend with reproaches~

DEVOUR:Strong's G2719,
2) metaph.
a) to devour i.e. squander, waste: substance
b) to devour i.e. forcibly appropriate: widows' property
c) to strip one of his goods
~1) to ruin (by the infliction of injuries)
d) by fire, to devour i.e. to utterly consume, destroy
~e) of the consumption of the strength of body and mind by strong emotions~

Gal 5:16 ΒΆ [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Gal 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

Gal 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

Gal 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
VARIANCE:Strongs G2054- eris, a feminine noun,
HATRED: Strong's G218 -echthra, a feminine noun,
EMULATIONS: masculine/neuter noun, Strong's G2205,)
excitement of mind, ardour, fervour of spirit
a) zeal, ardour in embracing, pursuing, defending anything
1) zeal in behalf of, for a person or thing
2) the fierceness of indignation, punitive zeal
b) an envious and contentious rivalry, jealousy

STRIFE: Strong's G2052,feminine noun,
1) electioneering or intriguing for office

a) apparently, in the NT a courting distinction, a desire to put one's self forward, a partisan and fractious spirit which does not disdain low arts
b) partisanship, fractiousness

SEDITIONS: Strong's G1370,feminine noun,
1) dissension, division

HERESIES:Strong's G139,feminine noun,

1) act of taking, capture: e.g. storming a city
2) choosing, choice
3) that which is chosen
4) a body of men following their own tenets (sect or party)
a) of the Sadducees
b) of the Pharisees
c) of the Christians
~D) dissensions arising from diversity of opinions and aims~

Gal 5:21 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.

Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Gal 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

MEEKNESS:Strong's G4236,feminine noun,
1) gentleness, mildness, meekness

Gal 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

Gal 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.


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