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Galatians 6

Gal. 6:12 KJV (With Strong’s)

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As many as
hosos (Greek #3745)
as (much, great, long, etc.) as
KJV usage: all (that), as (long, many, much) (as), how great (many, much), (in-)asmuch as, so many as, that (ever), the more, those things, what (great, -soever), wheresoever, wherewithsoever, which, X while, who(-soever).
Pronounce: hos'-os
Origin: by reduplication from 3739
desire
thelo (Greek #2309)
to determine (as an active option from subjective impulse; whereas 1014 properly denotes rather a passive acquiescence in objective considerations), i.e. choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication, to wish, i.e. be inclined to (sometimes adverbially, gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism, to delight in
KJV usage: desire, be disposed (forward), intend, list, love, mean, please, have rather, (be) will (have, -ling, - ling(-ly)).
Pronounce: thel'-o
Origin: or ἐθέλω (eth-el'-o), in certain tenses θελέω (thel-eh'-o), and ἐθελέω (eth-el-eh'-o), which are otherwise obsolete apparently strengthened from the alternate form of 138
to make a fair show
euprosopeo (Greek #2146)
to be of good countenance, i.e. (figuratively) to make a display
KJV usage: make a fair show.
Pronounce: yoo-pros-o-peh'-o
Origin: from a compound of 2095 and 4383
in
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
the flesh
sarx (Greek #4561)
flesh (as stripped of the skin), i.e. (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food), or (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit), or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred), or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions), or (specially), a human being (as such)
KJV usage: carnal(-ly, + -ly minded), flesh(-ly).
Pronounce: sarx
Origin: probably from the base of 4563
, they
houtos (Greek #3778)
the he (she or it), i.e. this or that (often with article repeated)
KJV usage: he (it was that), hereof, it, she, such as, the same, these, they, this (man, same, woman), which, who.
Pronounce: hoo'-tos
Origin: οὗτοι (hoo'-toy), nominative feminine singular αὕτη (how'-tay), and nominative feminine plural αὕται (how'-tahee) from the article 3588 and 846
constrain
anagkazo (Greek #315)
to necessitate
KJV usage: compel, constrain.
Pronounce: an-ang-kad'-zo
Origin: from 318
you
humas (Greek #5209)
you (as the objective of a verb or preposition)
KJV usage: ye, you (+ -ward), your (+ own).
Pronounce: hoo-mas'
Origin: accusative case of 5210
to be circumcised
peritemno (Greek #4059)
to cut around, i.e. (specially) to circumcise
KJV usage: circumcise.
Pronounce: per-ee-tem'-no
Origin: from 4012 and the base of 5114
; only
monon (Greek #3440)
merely
KJV usage: alone, but, only.
Pronounce: mon'-on
Origin: neuter of 3441 as adverb
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hina (Greek #2443)
in order that (denoting the purpose or the result)
KJV usage: albeit, because, to the intent (that), lest, so as, (so) that, (for) to. Compare 3363.
Pronounce: hin'-ah
Origin: probably from the same as the former part of 1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare 3588)
lest
me (Greek #3361)
(adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas 3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether
KJV usage: any but (that), X forbear, + God forbid, + lack, lest, neither, never, no (X wise in), none, nor, (can-)not, nothing, that not, un(-taken), without. Often used in compounds in substantially the same relations. See also 3362, 3363, 3364, 3372, 3373, 3375, 3378.
Pronounce: may
Origin: a primary particle of qualified negation (whereas 3756 expresses an absolute denial)
they should suffer persecution
dioko (Greek #1377)
to pursue (literally or figuratively); by implication, to persecute
KJV usage: ensue, follow (after), given to, (suffer) persecute(-ion), press forward.
Pronounce: dee-o'-ko
Origin: a prolonged (and causative) form of a primary verb δίω (to flee; compare the base of 1169 and 1249)
for the cross
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
stauros (Greek #4716)
a stake or post (as set upright), i.e. (specially), a pole or cross (as an instrument of capital punishment); figuratively, exposure to death, i.e. self-denial; by implication, the atonement of Christ
KJV usage: cross.
Pronounce: stow-ros'
Origin: from the base of 2476
of Christ
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
Christos (Greek #5547)
anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus
KJV usage: Christ.
Pronounce: khris-tos'
Origin: from 5548
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Gal. 6:13• 13For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. (Gal. 6:13)
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Matt. 6:2,5,16• 2Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
5And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
16Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
(Matt. 6:2,5,16)
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Matt. 23:5,28• 5But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
28Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
(Matt. 23:5,28)
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Luke 16:15• 15And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. (Luke 16:15)
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Luke 20:47• 47Which devour widows' houses, and for a show make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation. (Luke 20:47)
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John 7:18• 18He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. (John 7:18)
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2 Cor. 10:12• 12For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. (2 Cor. 10:12)
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2 Cor. 11:13• 13For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. (2 Cor. 11:13)
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Phil. 1:15• 15Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: (Phil. 1:15)
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Phil. 2:4• 4Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. (Phil. 2:4)
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Col. 2:23• 23Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honor to the satisfying of the flesh. (Col. 2:23)
they constrain.
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 To become the disciples of a crucified man, a man who had been hung as a malefactor, and to confess Him as the only Saviour-how could the world be expected to receive it? (Galatians 6 by J.N. Darby)
 The cross was the sentence of death upon nature; and the Jew in the flesh was offended at it, even more than the Gentile, because he lost the glory with which he had been invested before others on account of his knowledge of the only true God. (Galatians 6 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

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As many as desire to have a fair appearance in the flesh, these compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not be persecuted because ofh the cross of Christ.

JND Translation Notes

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Or "through."

W. Kelly Translation

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As many as wish to have a fair appearance in the flesh, these are compelling you to be circumcised, only that they may not be persecuted through the cross of Christ.