Vincent Word Studies - Galatians 5:8 - 5:8

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This persuasion (ἡ πεισμονὴ)

Or, the persuasion. N.T.o. olxx, oClass. It occurs in Ignatius, Rom. iii.: and Just. Mart. Ap. i. 53. The sense is not passive, your being persuaded, but active, the persuasion which the Judaising teachers exert over you. Comp. 1Co 1:4, πιθοῖς λόγοις persuasive words. There may be a slight word play on πείθεσθαι and πεισμονὴ. Obedience to the truth is the result of the persuasive power of the truth.

Him that calleth (τοῦ καλοῦντος)

Very often applied to God by Paul. See Rom 8:30; Rom 9:11; 1Co 1:9; 1Co 7:15; Gal 1:15; 1Th 2:12 1Th 4:7; 1Th 5:24; 2Th 2:14. The persuasion to subject yourselves to the Jewish law does not proceed from him who called you to freedom in Christ.