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Galatians 5:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one by another.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— but if ye bite and devour one another, see that ye are not consumed one of another.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— If, however, one another, ye bite and devour, take heed lest, by one another, ye be consumed!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and if one another ye do bite and devour, see—that ye may not by one another be consumed.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But if you bite and devour one another: take heed you be not consumed one of another.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But if yee bite and deuoure one another, take heed ye be not consumed one of another.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest one by another you be consumed.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But if ye bite and devour one another, beware, lest ye be consumed one by another.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
if 1487
{1487} Prime
εἰ
ei
{i}
A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.
ye bite 1143
{1143} Prime
δάκνω
dakno
{dak'-no}
A prolonged form of a primary root; to bite, that is, (figuratively) thwart.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
devour 2719
{2719} Prime
κατεσθίω
katesthio
{kat-es-thee'-o}
From G2596 and G2068 (including its alternate); to eat down, that is, devour (literally or figuratively).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
one another, 240
{0240} Prime
ἀλλήλων
allelon
{al-lay'-lone}
Genitive plural from G0243 reduplicated; one another. (Sometimes with G3326 or G4314.).
take heed 991
{0991} Prime
βλέπω
blepo
{blep'-o}
A primary verb; to look at (literally or figuratively).
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
that ye be y335
[0335] Standard
ἀναίδεια
anaideia
{an-ah'-ee-die-ah'}
From a compound of G0001 (as a negative particle (compare G0427)) and G0127; impudence, that is, (by implication) importunity.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
not 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
consumed 355
{0355} Prime
ἀναλίσκω
analisko
{an-al-is'-ko}
From G0303 and a form of the alternate of G0138; properly to use up, that is, destroy.
z5686
<5686> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 219
one y240
[0240] Standard
ἀλλήλων
allelon
{al-lay'-lone}
Genitive plural from G0243 reduplicated; one another. (Sometimes with G3326 or G4314.).
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
of y5259
[5259] Standard
ὑπό
hupo
{hoop-o'}
A primary preposition; under, that is, (with the genitive) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative) of place (whither [underneath] or where [below]) or time (when [at]).
another. 240
{0240} Prime
ἀλλήλων
allelon
{al-lay'-lone}
Genitive plural from G0243 reduplicated; one another. (Sometimes with G3326 or G4314.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Galatians 5:15

_ _ bitebackbite the character.

_ _ devour — the substance by injuring, extortion, etc. (Habakkuk 1:13; Matthew 23:14; 2 Corinthians 11:20).

_ _ consumed, etc. — Strength of soul, health of body, character, and resources, are all consumed by broils [Bengel].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Galatians 5:13-26.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Galatians 5:15

But if — On the contrary, in consequence of the divisions which those troublers have occasioned among you, ye bite one another by evil speaking. And devour one another — By railing and clamour. Take heed ye be not consumed one of another — By bitterness, strife, and contention, our health and strength, both of body and soul, are consumed, as well as our substance and reputation.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Galatians 5:15

(14) But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

(14) An exhortation to the duties of charity, by the profit that follows from it, because no men proved worse for themselves than they that hate one another.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Galatians 5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
2 Samuel 2:26-27 Then Abner called to Joab, and said, Shall the sword devour for ever? knowest thou not that it will be bitterness in the latter end? how long shall it be then, ere thou bid the people return from following their brethren? ... And Joab said, [As] God liveth, unless thou hadst spoken, surely then in the morning the people had gone up every one from following his brother.
Isaiah 9:20-21 And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm: ... Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh: [and] they together [shall be] against Judah. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand [is] stretched out still.
Isaiah 11:5-9 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. ... They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
Isaiah 11:13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.
1 Corinthians 3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas [there is] among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
1 Corinthians 6:6-8 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. ... Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that [your] brethren.
2 Corinthians 11:20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour [you], if a man take [of you], if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.
2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and [that] I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest [there be] debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:
James 3:14-18 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. ... And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
James 4:1-3 From whence [come] wars and fightings among you? [come they] not hence, [even] of your lusts that war in your members? ... Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume [it] upon your lusts.
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2S 2:26. Is 9:20; 11:5, 13. 1Co 3:3; 6:6. 2Co 11:20; 12:20. Ga 5:26. Jm 3:14; 4:1.

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