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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Galatians 6:16


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    King James Bible - Galatians 6:16

    And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

    World English Bible

    As many as walk by this rule, peace and mercy be on them, and on God's Israel.

    Douay-Rheims - Galatians 6:16

    And whosoever shall
    follow this rule, peace on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    και
    2532 οσοι 3745 τω 3588 κανονι 2583 τουτω 5129 στοιχησουσιν 4748 5692 ειρηνη 1515 επ 1909 αυτους 846 και 2532 ελεος 1656 και 2532 επι 1909 τον 3588 ισραηλ 2474 του 3588 θεου 2316

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    VERSE (16) -
    Ga 5:16,25 Ps 125:4,5 Php 3:16

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:16

    Y todos los que anduvieren conforme a esta regla, la paz y la misericordia de Dios ser sobre ellos, y sobre el Israel de Dios.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Galatians 6:16

    Verse 16. As many as
    walk according to this rule] tw kanoni toutw? This canon; viz. what is laid down in the preceding verses, that redemption is through the sacrifice of Christ; that circumcision and uncircumcision are equally unavailable; and that none can be saved without being created anew. This is the grand canon or rule in Christianity.

    Peace be on them] Those who act from this conviction will have the peace and mercy of God; for it is in this way that mercy is communicated and peace obtained.

    The Israel of God.] The true Christians, called here the Israel of God, to distinguish them from Israel according to the flesh. See the notes on Rom. ii. 29; iv. 12.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 16. And as many as walk according to this rule , etc..] Or canon; meaning not the canon of the Scriptures in general, which is the perfect rule, and only standard of faith and practice; according to which we are to walk, believe, and act; but either the doctrine of justification by the righteousness of Christ, the subject of this epistle, the truth the apostle had been explaining, vindicating, and confirming; and which to depart from, is going out of the way of truth; and an abiding by it, is walking in it; and is a good rule and standard, by which to distinguish between truth and error; for whatever is contrary to that article of faith cannot be true: or else the rule delivered in the preceding verse, declaring circumcision and uncircumcision to be of no avail in salvation, but a new creature; and to walk according to this rule, is to renounce all trust in, and dependence upon any outward things; to believe alone in Christ, for righteousness and life; to live by faith upon him, and to walk in newness of life, under the influences of his Spirit and grace: peace be on them, and mercy . This is the apostle's godly wish, unfeigned desire, and hearty prayer for all such persons, be they who they will; Jews or Gentiles, circumcised or uncircumcised: by peace he means, a view of their peace with God, made by the blood of Christ; peace in their own consciences, which passes all understanding, and arises from a comfortable sense of justification by the righteousness of Christ, of pardon by his blood, and atonement by his sacrifice; and which is enjoyed in a way of believing; and also peace with one another, among themselves as brethren, which is a very desirable blessing: in short, it includes all prosperity and happiness, inward and outward, temporal, spiritual, and eternal: and by mercy, he designs the love and grace of God, to sinful miserable creatures in themselves, which is the spring and fountain of all peace and prosperity; and which is displayed in the covenant of grace, and all the blessings of it; in the mission and incarnation of Christ, and redemption by him; in regeneration, forgiveness of sin, and complete salvation; and intends a fresh discovery, manifestation, and application of the mercy of God to his children; who often stand in need thereof, being distressed with the guilt of sin, or are under desertions or afflictive providences, at which time to have mercy showed them, is exceeding suitable and agreeable: when the apostle wishes these to be on them, it signifies that these blessings come from above, as every good gift does; that they descend as a cloud, and rest upon them, and abide with them, refreshing, comforting, and protecting them: he adds, and upon the Israel of God ; which is a further description of the persons, for whom he prays for these blessings; and is not to be understood by way of distinction from them, but as an amplification of their character; and as pointing out the Israel, by way of emphasis, the Israel, or Israelites indeed, the spiritual Israel, as distinct from Israel according to the flesh; (see Corinthians 10:18). The Israel of God, or as the Arabic version reads it, Israel the propriety of God; which he has a right unto, and a claim upon; who are chosen by him, Israel his elect; who are redeemed by him, out of every kindred, tongue, people, and nation; who are called by his grace, and are styled Israel his called; who are justified in his Son, and by his righteousness; and for whose sake he is exalted as a Prince and a Saviour, to give them repentance and remission of sin; and who are, or will be saved by him, with an everlasting salvation; and is a name that includes all God's elect, whether Jews or Gentiles: though it may have a particular respect to such of the Israelites, or Jews, God had foreknown and reserved for himself; and who believed in Christ, and walked as new creatures, without confidence in the flesh. The Jews themselves own, that strangers, or proselytes, shall be called by the name of Israel; so they explain ( Isaiah 44:5), latter part.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 16-18 - A new
    creation to the image of Christ, as showing faith in him, is the greatest distinction between one man and another, and a blessing i declared on all who walk according to this rule. The blessings are peace and mercy. Peace with God and our conscience, and all the comforts of this life, as far as they are needful. And mercy, a interest in the free love and favour of God in Christ, the spring an fountain of all other blessings. The written word of God is the rule we are to go by, both in its doctrines and precepts. May his grace ever be with our spirit, to sanctify, quicken, and cheer us, and may we alway be ready to maintain the honour of that which is indeed our life. The apostle had in his body the marks of the Lord Jesus, the scars of wounds from persecuting enemies, for his cleaving to Christ, and the doctrine of the gospel. The apostle calls the Galatians his brethren therein he shows his humility and his tender affection for them; and he takes his leave with a very serious prayer, that they might enjoy the favour of Christ Jesus, both in its effects and in its evidences. We need desire no more to make us happy than the grace of our Lord Jesu Christ. The apostle does not pray that the law of Moses, or the righteousness of works, but that the grace of Christ, might be with them; that it might be in their hearts and with their spirits quickening, comforting, and strengthening them: to all which he set his Amen; signifying his desire that so it might be, and his faith tha so it would be __________________________________________________________________


    Greek Textus Receptus


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    2532 οσοι 3745 τω 3588 κανονι 2583 τουτω 5129 στοιχησουσιν 4748 5692 ειρηνη 1515 επ 1909 αυτους 846 και 2532 ελεος 1656 και 2532 επι 1909 τον 3588 ισραηλ 2474 του 3588 θεου 2316

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    16. Rule (kanoni). P o . See on
    2 Cor. x. 13, 16. 91 Emphasis on rule not this.

    Peace be on them (eirhnh ep autouv). The only instance of this formula in N.T. Commonly eijrhnh with the simple dative, peace unto you, as John xx. 19, 21; Rom. i. 7; 1 Cor. i. 3; Gal. i. 3, etc. In the Catholic Epistles, with plhqunqeih be multiplied. See 1 Pet. i. 2; 2 Peter i. 2; Jude 2.

    Mercy (eleov). In the opening salutations of the Pastoral Epistles with grace and peace; also in 2 John 3. In Jude 2 with peace and love. And upon the Israel of God. The kai and may be simply collective, in which case the Israel of God may be different from as many as walk, etc., and may mean truly converted Jews. Or the kai may be explicative, in which case the Israel of God will define and emphasize as many as, etc., and will mean the whole body of Christians, Jewish and Gentile. In other words, they who walk according to this rule form the true Israel of God. The explicative kai is at best doubtful here, and is rather forced, although clear instances of it may be found in 1 Cor. iii. 5; xv. 38. It seems better to regard it as simply connective. Then osoi will refer to the individual Christians, Jewish and Gentile, and Israel of God to the same Christians, regarded collectively, and forming the true messianic community.


    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    6:16 {By this rule} (twi kanoni toutwi). For kanwn, see on 2Co 10:13,15f.


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