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Galatians 6:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Bear one another's burdens, and thus fulfil the law of the Christ.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— One another's burdens, be ye bearing, and, so, fill up the law of the Christ.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— of one another the burdens bear ye, and so fill up the law of the Christ,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Bear ye one another's burdens: and so you shall fulfil the law of Christ.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Beare ye one anothers burthens, and so fulfill the Law of Christ.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And bear the burden of one another, and so fulfil the law of the Meshiha.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And bear ye one another's burdens, that so ye may fulfill the law of the Messiah.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Bear x941
(0941) Complement
Perhaps remotely derived from the base of G0939 (through the idea of removal); to lift, literally or figuratively (endure, declare, sustain, receive, etc.).
ye y941
[0941] Standard
Perhaps remotely derived from the base of G0939 (through the idea of removal); to lift, literally or figuratively (endure, declare, sustain, receive, etc.).
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
one another's 240
{0240} Prime
Genitive plural from G0243 reduplicated; one another. (Sometimes with G3326 or G4314.).
burdens, 922
{0922} Prime
Probably from the same as G0939 (through the notion of going down; compare G0899); weight; in the New Testament only, figuratively a load, abundance, authority.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
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.
so 3779
{3779} Prime
From G3778; in this way (referring to what precedes or follows).
fulfil 378
{0378} Prime
From G0303 and G4137; to complete; by implication to occupy, supply; figuratively to accomplish (by coincidence or obedience).
<5657> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 376
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).
law 3551
{3551} Prime
From a primary word νέμω [[nemo]] (to parcel out, especially food or grazing to animals); law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), generally (regulation), specifically (of Moses [including the volume]; also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle).
of Christ. 5547
{5547} Prime
From G5548; anointed, that is, the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Galatians 6:2

_ _ If ye, legalists, must “bear burdens,” then instead of legal burdens (Matthew 23:4), “bear one another’s burdens,” literally, “weights.” Distinguished by Bengel from “burden,” Galatians 6:4 (a different Greek word, “load”): “weights” exceed the strength of those under them; “burden” is proportioned to the strength.

_ _ so fulfil — or as other old manuscripts read, “so ye will fulfil,” Greek, “fill up,” “thoroughly fulfil.”

_ _ the law of Christ — namely, “love” (Galatians 5:14). Since ye desire “the law,” then fulfil the law of Christ, which is not made up of various minute observances, but whose sole “burden” is “love” (John 13:34; John 15:12); Romans 15:3 gives Christ as the example in the particular duty here.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Galatians 6:1-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Galatians 6:2

Bear ye one another's burdens — Sympathize with, and assist, each other, in all your weaknesses, grievances, trials. And so fulfil the law of Christ — The law of Christ (an uncommon expression) is the law of love: this our Lord peculiarly recommends; this he makes the distinguishing mark of his disciples.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Galatians 6:2

(3) Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the (e) law of Christ.

(3) He shows that this is the end of rebukes, to raise up our brother who is fallen, and not proudly to oppress him. Therefore every one must seek to have praise of his own life by approving himself, and not by rebuking others.

(e) Christ, in plain and clear words, calls the commandment of charity his commandment.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Galatians 6:5 For every man shall bear his own burden.
Galatians 5:13-14 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only [use] not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. ... For all the law is fulfilled in one word, [even] in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Exodus 23:5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.
Numbers 11:11-12 And Moses said unto the LORD, Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me? ... Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that thou shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing father beareth the sucking child, unto the land which thou swarest unto their fathers?
Deuteronomy 1:12 How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?
Isaiah 58:6 [Is] not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
Matthew 8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare [our] sicknesses.
Matthew 11:29-30 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. ... For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.
Luke 11:46 And he said, Woe unto you also, [ye] lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all [men].
1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

the law:

John 13:14-15 If I then, [your] Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. ... For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
1 Corinthians 9:21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.
James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
1 John 2:8-11 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth. ... But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
1 John 4:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
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Ex 23:5. Nu 11:11. Dt 1:12. Is 58:6. Mt 8:17; 11:29. Lk 11:46. Jn 13:14, 34; 15:12. Ro 15:1. 1Co 9:21. Ga 5:13; 6:5. 1Th 5:14. Jm 2:8. 1P 2:24. 1Jn 2:8; 4:21.

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