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Galatians 5:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Ye were running well; who hindered you that ye should not obey the truth?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Ye did run well, who hindered you that ye should not obey the truth?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Ye ran well; who has stopped you that ye should not obey the truth?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Ye were running well:—who hath hindered you, that, by truth, ye are not to be persuaded?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Ye were running well; who did hinder you—not to obey the truth?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— You did run well. What hath hindered you, that you should not obey the truth?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Ye did run well; who did hinder you, that ye should not obey the trueth?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Well did you run; who hath impeded you, that to the truth you should not be in obedience?
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Ye did run well: who hath interrupted you, that ye acquiesce not in the truth?

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Ye did run 5143
{5143} Prime
Apparently a primary verb (properly θρέχω [[threcho]]; compare G2359); which uses δρέμω [[dremo]], {drem'-o} (the base of G1408) as an alternate in certain tenses; to run or walk hastily (literally or figuratively).
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
well; 2573
{2573} Prime
Adverb from G2570; well (usually morally).
who 5101
{5101} Prime
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
did hinder 348
{0348} Prime
From G0303 and G2875; to beat back, that is, check.
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
<5625> Grammar
Synonym Strong's Number

The Greek word has more than one possible Strong's number.
[1465] Standard
From G1722 and G2875; to cut into, that is, (figuratively) impede, detain.
you 5209
{5209} Prime
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
that ye should y3982
[3982] Standard
A primary verb; to convince (by argument, true or false); by analogy to pacify or conciliate (by other fair means); reflexively or passively to assent (to evidence or authority), to rely (by inward certainty).
<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
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.
obey 3982
{3982} Prime
A primary verb; to convince (by argument, true or false); by analogy to pacify or conciliate (by other fair means); reflexively or passively to assent (to evidence or authority), to rely (by inward certainty).
<5745> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 105
the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
truth? 225
{0225} Prime
From G0227; truth.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Galatians 5:7

_ _ Translate, “Ye were running well” in the Gospel race (1 Corinthians 9:24-26; Philippians 3:13, Philippians 3:14).

_ _ who, etc. — none whom you ought to have listened to [Bengel]: alluding to the Judaizers (compare Galatians 3:1).

_ _ hinder — The Greek means, literally, “hinder by breaking up a road.”

_ _ not obey the truth — not submit yourselves to the true Gospel way of justification.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Galatians 5:1-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Galatians 5:7

Ye did run well — In the race of faith. Who hath hindered you in your course, that ye should not still obey the truth?

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Galatians 5:7

(6) Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?

(6) Again he chides the Galatians, but with both an admiration and a praise of their former race, so that he may make them more ashamed.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Matthew 13:21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
1 Corinthians 9:24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

hinder you:
or, drive you back,
Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?


Acts 6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
Romans 2:8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Romans 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
Romans 15:18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,
Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
2 Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
1 Peter 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, [see that ye] love one another with a pure heart fervently:
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