Vincent Word Studies - Galatians 5:16 - 5:16

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Walk (περιπατεῖτε)

Frequent in a metaphorical sense for habitual conduct. See Mar 7:5; Joh 8:12; Act 21:21; Rom 6:4; Rom 8:4; 1Co 3:3; Phi 3:18. Never by Paul in the literal sense.

In the Spirit (πνεύματι)

Rather, by the Spirit, as the rule of action. Comp. Gal 6:16; Phi 3:16; Rom 4:12.

Fulfill (τελέσητε)

Bring to fulfillment in action. See on do the law, Gal 5:3.

The lust (ἐπιθυμίαν)

Frequent in Paul, and usually in a bad sense; but see Phi 1:23; 1Th 2:17, and comp. Luk 22:15. The phrase lust or lusts of the flesh occurs also Eph 2:3; 2Pe 2:18; 1Jo 2:16. It means, not the mere sensual desire of the physical nature, but the desire which is peculiar to human nature without the divine Spirit.