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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Galatians 5:5


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    King James Bible - Galatians 5:5

    For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

    World English Bible

    For we, through the Spirit, by faith wait for the hope of righteousness.

    Douay-Rheims - Galatians 5:5

    For we in spirit, by faith, wait for the hope of justice.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

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    VERSE (5) -
    Joh 16:8-15 Eph 2:18

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:5

    Porque nosotros por el Espíritu aguardamos la esperanza de la justicia por la fe.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Galatians 5:5

    Verse 5. For we,
    Christians, through the Spirit] Through the operation of the Holy Ghost, under this spiritual dispensation of the Gospel, wait for the hope of righteousness - expect that which is the object of our hope, on our being justified by faith in Christ. Righteousness, dikaiosunh, may here, as in many other places of St. Paul's epistles, mean justification, and the hope of justification, or the hope excited and inspired by it, is the possession of eternal glory; for, says the apostle, Rom. v. 1, 2, Being justified by faith, we have peace with God-and rejoice in HOPE of the GLORY of GOD. But, as this glory is necessarily future, it is to be waited for; but this waiting, in a thorough Christian, is not only a blessed expectation, but also a continual anticipation of it; and therefore the apostle says, apekdecomeqa, we receive out if it, from apo, from ek, out of, and decomai, I receive. This is no fanciful derivation; it exists in the experience of every genuine Christian; he is continually anticipating or receiving foretastes of that glory, the fullness of which he expects after death. Thus they are receiving the end of their faith, the salvation of their souls. 1 Pet. i. 9.

    That they could not have the Holy Spirit without faith, was a doctrine also of the Jews; hence it is said, Mechilta, fol. l2: "That faith was of great consequence with which the Israelites believed in Him who, with one word, created the universe; and because the Israelites believed in God, the Holy Spirit dwelt in them; so that, being filled with God, they sang praises to him." Cicero, Deuteronomy Nat. Deor., lib. ii., has said: Nemo vir magnus sine aliquo afflatu divino unquam fuit: "There never was a great man who had not some measure of the Divine influence." However true this may be with respect to the great men of the Roman orator, we may safely assert there never was a true Christian who had not the inspiration of God's Holy Spirit.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 5. For we through the Spirit wait , etc..] Who have believed in Christ, Christians in general, and the apostle and the brethren with him in particular; who also were Jews born, and brought up as such; and yet they did not look for, and expect heaven and happiness through circumcision, or any of the works of the law, but through the righteousness of Christ received by faith, under the influence and testimony of the Spirit of God, and therefore much less should Gentiles: for the hope of righteousness by faith ; by which is meant, not the believer's justifying righteousness, as if it was something future he is waiting for; for this is already wrought out, and brought in by Christ, the end of the law for righteousness; is revealed in the Gospel from faith to faith; is discovered and applied to the saints by the Spirit of God; is put upon them, and imputed to them by the Father; and is what they now have, not in hope, but in hand; their faith having received it, as their justifying righteousness; in which they will ever be found, living and dying: but eternal glory and felicity is here intended, called hope; because it is the object of hope, or is what is hoped for; it is unseen, as what is hoped for is: it is future, and what is to be enjoyed hereafter, and therefore hoped for; it is certain, possible to be enjoyed, though with difficulty; which gives room for hope, and exercises and tries that grace; the foundation and encouragement of hope in it are the person, blood, sacrifice, and righteousness of Christ, who is our hope: and hence it is styled the hope of righteousness, because none but righteous persons shall enjoy it: and that by virtue, and in consequence of their being justified by the righteousness of Christ, which gives them their title to it; and hence they look for it, and shall enjoy it, on the foot of justice, as well as of grace and goodness: waiting for it supposes it to be certain, real, solid, substantial, valuable, and worth waiting for; which, when possessed, will be with the utmost pleasure, and be abundantly satisfying; and that the persons that wait for it have knowledge, and at least hope of interest in it; and do highly value and esteem it, having their hearts set on it, and looking with contempt on the things of time and sense, in comparison of it: the manner in which they wait is, through the Spirit, and by faith; the Syriac version reads, through the Spirit, which is of faith; that is, by the Spirit received through faith; (see Galatians 3:14) but it is best to consider them apart; believers look and wait for heaven, under the influence and encouragement of the Spirit of God; who is the author of the faith by which they look for it, and of the hope which is concerned with it; and who is the revealer and applier of the righteousness of Christ, the foundation of it; and which gives some glimpses of the heavenly glory to the saints, shows them their interest in it, witnesses to their sonship, and so to their heirship; and is the pledge and earnest of their inheritance; all which gives great strength and encouragement to faith, by which they also expect it; believing not only the reality of it, but their own interest in it; and so walk by faith in the believing views thereof, until they receive the end of it.

    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

    5. For we (hmeiv gar). Gar for introduces a
    proof of the preceding statement, by declaring the contrary attitude of those who continue under the economy of grace. Ye who seek to be justified by the law are fallen from grace; for we, not relying on the law, by faith wait for the hope of righteousness.

    Through the Spirit (pneumati). The Holy Spirit who inspires our faith. Not as Lightfoot, spiritually. The words pneumati ejk pistewv are not to be taken as one conception, the Spirit which is of faith, but present two distinct and coordinate facts which characterize the waiting for the hope of righteousness; namely, the agency of the Holy Spirit, in contrast with the flesh (comp. Rom. vii. 6; viii. 4, 15, 16; Eph. i. 13; ii. 22), and faith in contrast with the works of the law (comp. chapter iii. 3, and see chapter ii. 16; iii. 3; Rom. i. 17; iii. 22; ix. 30; x. 6).

    By faith (ek pistewv). Const. with wait, not with righteousness.

    Wait for (apekdecomeqa). Quite often in Paul, and only twice elsewhere, Hebrew ix. 28; 1 Pet. iii. 20. See on Philip. iii. 20.

    The hope of righteousness (epida dikaiosunhv). Hope for the object of hope, as Rom. viii. 24; Col. i. 5; Heb. vi. 18; Tit. ii. 13. The phrase means that good which righteousness causes us to hope for. Comp. hope of the calling (Eph. i. 18; iv. 4): hope of the gospel (Colossians i. 23). 81


    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    5:5 {For we} (hemeis gar). We Christians as opposed to the legalists. {Through the Spirit by faith} (pneumati ek pistews). By the Spirit (Holy Spirit) out of faith (not law). Clear-cut repetition to make it plain.


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