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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Galatians 5:4


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    King James Bible - Galatians 5:4

    Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

    World English Bible

    You are alienated from Christ, you who desire to be justified by the
    law. You have fallen away from grace.

    Douay-Rheims - Galatians 5:4

    You are made void of Christ, you who are justified in the
    law: you are fallen from grace.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Christ is become of no effect to you, whoever of you are justified by the
    law; ye have fallen from grace.

    Greek Textus Receptus


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    VERSE (4) -
    :2; 2:21 Ro 9:31,32; 10:3-5

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:4

    Vacíos sois del Cristo los que por la ley os justificis; de la gracia habis caído.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Galatians 5:4

    Verse 4.
    Christ is become of no effect unto you] It is vain for you to attempt to unite the two systems. You must have the law and no Christ, or Christ and no law, for your justification.

    Ye are fallen from grace.] From the Gospel. They had been brought into the grace of the Gospel; and now, by readopting the Mosaic ordinances, they had apostatized from the Gospel as a system of religion, and had lost the grace communicated to their souls, by which they were preserved in a state of salvation. The peace and love of God, received by Jesus Christ, could not remain in the hearts of those who had rejected Christ. They had, therefore, in every sense of the word, fallen from grace; and whether some of them ever rose again is more than we can tell.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 4. Christ is become of no effect unto you , etc..] Or ye are abolished from Christ; or as others by an hypallage read the words, Christ is abolished unto you; for by their seeking for justification by their own works, it was all one to them as if there was no Christ, and no righteousness in him, and no salvation by him; they had nothing to do with him, nor he with them: whosoever of you are justified by the law ; that is, who sought to be justified by their obedience to the law, or who thought they were, and trusted in themselves that they were righteous; for otherwise, by the deeds of the law, no flesh living can be justified: ye are fallen from grace ; that is, either from that grace which they professed to have; for there might be some in these churches, as in others, who were only nominal Christians, and formal professors; who had declared they saw themselves lost and undone sinners, destitute of a righteousness, and professed to believe in Christ alone for righteousness and strength, but now trusted in themselves, and in the works of the law: or from the scheme of grace in the whole of man's salvation, which will admit of no mixture of works; either it is one or the other, it cannot be both; wherefore by their taking on the side of works, they showed that they had entirely dropped the scheme of grace: or else from the Gospel of the grace of God, from whence they were removed, through the influence of false teachers; particularly the doctrine of free justification by the grace of God, through the righteousness of Christ; which was entirely set aside by their seeking to be instilled by the works of the law; and from this they might be said to be fallen, who were on such a bottom.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-6 -
    Christ will not be the Saviour of any who will not own and rely upo him as their only Saviour. Let us take heed to the warnings an persuasions of the apostle to stedfastness in the doctrine and libert of the gospel. All true Christians, being taught by the Holy Spirit wait for eternal life, the reward of righteousness, and the object of their hope, as the gift of God by faith in Christ; and not for the sak of their own works. The Jewish convert might observe the ceremonies of assert his liberty, the Gentile might disregard them or might attend to them, provided he did not depend upon them. No outward privileges of profession will avail to acceptance with God, without sincere faith in our Lord Jesus. True faith is a working grace; it works by love to God and to our brethren. May we be of the number of those who, through the Spirit, wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. The danger of ol was not in things of no consequence in themselves, as many forms an observances now are. But without faith working by love, all else is worthless, and compared with it other things are of small value.


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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    4.
    Christ is become of no effect unto you (kathrghqhte apo Cristou). Incorrect. Lit. ye were brought to nought from Christ. Comp. Rom. vii. 2, 6. Your union with Christ is dissolved. The statement is compressed and requires to be filled out. "Ye were brought to nought and so separated from Christ." For similar instances see Rom. ix. 3; xi. 3. The ajpo from properly belongs to the supplied verb of separation. For the verb katargein see on Rom. iii. 3.

    Ye are fallen from grace (thv caritov exepesate). For a similar phrase see 2 Pet. iii. 17. Having put yourselves under the economy of salvation by law, you have fallen out of the economy of salvation by the grace of Christ. Paul's declarations are aimed at the Judaisers, who taught that the Christian economy was to be joined with the legal. His point is that the two are mutually exclusive. Comp. Rom. iv. 4, 5, 14, 16. The verb ejkpiptein to fall out, in the literal sense, Acts xii. 7; Jas. i. 11. In Class. of seamen thrown ashore, banishment, deprivation of an office, degeneration, of actors being hissed off the stage.


    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    5:4 {Ye are severed from Christ} (katergeqete apo cristou). First aorist passive of katargew, to make null and void as in #Ro 7:2,6. {Who would be justified by the law} (hoitines en nomwi dikaiousqe). Present passive conative indicative, "ye who are trying to be justified in the law." {Ye are fallen away from grace} (tes caritos exepesate). Second aorist active indicative of ekpiptw (with a variable vowel of the first aorist) and followed by the ablative case. "Ye did fall out of grace,"ye left the sphere of grace in Christ and took your stand in the sphere of law" as your hope of salvation. Paul does not mince words and carries the logic to the end of the course. He is not, of course, speaking of occasional sins, but he has in mind a far more serious matter, that of substituting law for Christ as the agent in salvation.


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