Vincent Word Studies - Galatians 5:15 - 5:15

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Bite and devour (δάκνετε καὶ κατεσθίετε)

Strong expressions of partisan hatred exerting itself for mutual injury. Δάκνειν to bite, N.T.o. In lxx metaphorically, Mic 3:5; Hab 2:7. For κατεσθίειν devour, comp. Mat 23:13; 2Co 11:20; Rev 11:5.

Be consumed (ἀναλωθῆτε)

Rare in N.T. See Luk 9:54. Partisan strife will be fatal to the Christian community as a whole. The organic life of the body will be destroyed by its own members.