John Trapp Complete Commentary. John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. Copyright StatementCopyright 2008. 1905-1909. If the fire be once out, almost impossible to rekindle the embers. They may come--, 3. ii., p. 284; Preacher's Monthly, vol. ), What are the conditions which alone could frustrate the progress upon a river of a strong man and an expert rower, placed in a good and swift boat, and furnished with oars? μὴ. "Commentary on Galatians 5:7". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/galatians-5.html. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Search. We get off the road of grace when we descend into the belief that we can impress God by what we do. J. Wilmot-Buxton, The Life of Duty, vol. The word used here to give the idea of hinder is a word used of someone running out onto the track in a race and jostling a runner so as to throw him off track or off step so that his good race is quite hampered. … Continue reading "Commentary on Galatians 4:4-7" https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/galatians-5.html. ', Not obey the , [so C Delta G. But A B 'Aleph (') omit "the"]. Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?This is plain speaking. God judges our lives differently. 5. 5. How can it be-but that Christians should be weak, when there is so much to stimulate, and so little to feed them? 1. ‘Who hindered you?’ A deliberate act of cheating is in mind. Paul means here, that they began the Christian life with ardour and zeal; compare Galatians 4:15. Who did hinder you - Margin, “Drive you back.” The word used here ( ἀνακόπτω anakoptō) means properly to beat or drive back. St. Paul here, as in 1 Corinthians 9:24; (note), compares Christianity to a race. Galatians 5, we’re going to start today in Gal 5:7. 9 A little leauen leaueneth the whole lumpe. Revived zeal for the mere external performances of religion. There is, indeed, one point of difference; but that only makes the moral malady the more formidable of the two. Used by Permission. (H. Melvill, B. D.). Paul is confident the Galatians will come around, and that the Lord will judge the trouble makers (10) 4. Jump to Passage. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. Both these last are they who are rowing with one oar, moving indeed, but moving in a circle, and coming round always to the same point from which they started--deluding themselves for a while by the very fact of their motion with the idea that they are progressing, and often bitterly complaining, as soon as they are undeceived, that they are making no way. In this commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians, Tim Hegg goes one step further and shows that Paul was not speaking against the Torah but upholding it as God's eternal revelation to His people. (W. You are not to shrink from proving yourselves diseased. There can be no better definition of it, unless it be one which we find in Scriptures, viz., this “faith that worketh by love.” There is no other religion worth anything, or availing aught,but that which answers to this description. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. The verb ἐγκόπτειν is “to strike in,” to hinder as by breaking up a road, and is used classically with the dative of a person, as in Polybius, 24.1, 12; but it is also construed with the accusative: Acts 24:4; 1 Thessalonians 2:18. Ye did run well — In the race of faith, love, and obedience; in true, genuine Christianity; believing its truths, experiencing its graces, enjoying its privileges, performing its duties. It may be helpful to try and find out who has hindered us in our race. The characterization of the teaching (Galatians 5:8-9) iii. ), Cecil says that some adopt the Indian maxim, that it is better to walk than to run, and better to stand than to walk, and better to sit than to stand, and better to lie than to sit. Note the dangers of the state which is thus described. The Galatians had made a good start, but suddenly changed their course. Chrysostom omits this clause; and after πείθεσθαι F and G add μηδενὶ πείθεσθε-nemini consenseritis in Lucifer and Ambrosiaster-evidently an interpolation, though it is defended by Koppe and Semler. τίς ὑμᾶς ἐνέκοψεν τῇ ἀληθείᾳ μὴ πείθεσθαι;—“Who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?” The Received Text has ἀνέκοψεν on the authority of a few minuscules, while the other reading has vastly preponderant authority. I. Galatians 5:16-21 The Promise of Victory Over Sin. Adams. (C. When they go forth into life, benevolence is their guiding principle. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. Galatians 5:11-26.—Ibid., vol. 1. A reminder that Paul himself was not preaching circumcision, with a strong condemnation of those who were troubling them (11-12) B. ... Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. She offered to become the wife of the conqueror, but attached death as a penalty to failure. So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief” (Hebrews 3:18-19). There is such a thing (would there were not) as declension in religion. Zondervan. If they are laggards we are very likely to be so too. BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. Sermon Bible Commentary. It is the conviction of believing God. anakopto. Galatians 5:7. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Galatians 5:7". A servant - In the servitude of sin; or treated as a servant by being bound under the oppressive rites and ceremonies of the Law; compare the note at Galatians 4:3. At last Hippomenes, the judge, Overcome by her charms, offered himself for the contest. Paul did not hesitate to praise the Galatians, and say, “Ye did run well.” It is a source of much pleasure to see saints running well. The obedience of error is not religion, nor is the belief of truth religion. It is to be assumed that man is a symmetrical being in his Divinely created nature; that every part of that nature was needed, or God would not have given it, and that no man can become what God meant, who does not develop every part of himself according to the spirit of Christianity. They were putting in a good performance, and then someone had cheated in order to prevent their success. There was a sense of excellence in their attitude about grace. This is a straight forward statement and a clear question. Who hath hindered you in your course, that ye should not still obey the truth? But is there any similar sentence in St Paul’s writings? Sincerity is not religion, nor is orthodoxy, but the obedience of the truth. The third class--which is the great middle class--consists of persons who are professedly Christian people, but who have great and almost unceasing religious difficulties. That theme continues in Galatians 5 -- and culminates in one of the more famous passages of the New Testament. Ministers and kinsmen may perceive no difference in the man; equally regular in the public duties of religion, equally large in his charities, equally honourable in his dealings, equally pure in his morals. “Obeying” is the outward result of an inward belief. τῇ ἀληθείᾳ μὴ πείθεσθαι—“that ye should not obey the truth.” The article τῇ is wanting in A, B, and א . Galatians 5:11.—J. The word “well” indicates that their running in grace was honorable and becoming. I have to wonder if he didn"t plan to confront it personally at a later time. We need to remember that. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/galatians-5.html. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". Note the singular τις tis There was some ringleader in the business. Jehoshaphat walked in the first ways of David his father, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, John Eadie's Commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians and Philippians, τίς ὑμᾶς ἐνέκοψεν τῇ ἀληθείᾳ μὴ πείθεσθαι, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible. 1871-8. Such is not the teaching of the gospel. We are greatly influenced by -what we see in others. Truth - not submit yourselves to the Gospel way of justification. Who is it that did this to you? The Greek indicates that it was their pattern to go with grace. It always takes the accusative of the person in the N.T., but the dative which is more natural is sometimes found elsewhere. Erasmus edited ἀνέκοψε, and from him it passed into the Elzevir copies. Ye did run well - Ye once had the faith that worked by love - ye were genuine, active, useful Christians. The resemblance is continually forced upon us, between what our medical men call consumption, and what our theologians call spiritual declension. At school. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/galatians-5.html. (H. Melvill, B. D.), It is the insidiousness of the disease which makes it so difficult to cope with, and so likely to be fatal. Such persons oftentimes say, “I never can have deep religious feelings by ordinary means; but when such a man was in trouble, and told me of the wants of his family--his wife and children--and I took my hat and went home with him, and mingled my tears with theirs, it did seem as if I was not a hand-breadth from heaven. Here note, 1. But the texts read enkopto. ), Among the evidences of backsliding are these--. Many competed with her, and lost their lives. Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? Galatians 5:7, KJV: "Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?" By their failing into Jewish observances, they were neglecting and had stopped obeying the teachings of Christ. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wbc/galatians-5.html. Apr 26, 2020. Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? “Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world.” That phrase, the “world,” is a very comprehensive one. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/galatians-5.html. The truth demands unhindered obedience. This excessive activity carries us away, and exhausts our susceptibility. First, he clarifies that if someone seeks to obey the law in order to gain a right standing with God they have to keep the entire law. Galatians 5:7. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/galatians-5.html. In spiritual things there are those who are utterly careless and godless--dead alike to the claims of religion and to its hopes. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". They are some who, if they cannot leap into heaven by a few good works, will even let it alone; as if it were to be ascended by leaping, not by climbing. Our appetites and passions are all of them to be controlled, used, sanctified--not killed. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. The Galatians at one time came to such a conviction about grace that they relied on it, trusted in it. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. I will mention, next, sympathy with other minds. 1. New York. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". The confidence he has in them (Galatians 5:10a) b. W. Beecher, Ibid., vol. Galatians 5:7. The will is weakest there, temptation strongest. Mend your ways, and do not hinder your own soul. viii., p. 375. iv., p. 157; C. Kingsley, Town and Country Sermons, p. 422; F. D. Maurice, Sermons, vol. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/galatians-5.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/galatians-5.html. How could you let anyone talk you out of it???". Scripture: Galatians 5:1–6, Galatians 5:13–18. We would arouse them. "Commentary on Galatians 5:7". (W. 1865-1868. That we must look neither right nor left, but forward (Philippians 3:1; Luke 9:62). (P.), “Sailing from Cuba, we thought we had gained sixty miles one day in our course; but at the next observation we found we had lost more than thirty. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". I have never seen a tree whose leaves sung, unless, somehow, the wind was caused to play among them; but the leaves of any tree will sing when the wind does play through them. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/galatians-5.html. The Greek indicates that it was the Galatians themselves who broke their stride in grace. The plant with this odd history is a very good emblem of many well-meaning but little-effecting people. "Threw a block in your way," εγκοπτειν, transversum aliquid struere. 5 For we through the spirit waite for the hope of righteousnesse by faith. BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. The clause here shows that this disobedience was a prime concern of the apostle's. Obedience to truth not known or not credited is impossible. When everything runs along smoothly the Hebrews spoke of it as a race. Legalism and internal dissensions (Galatians 5:15) had got in among them. Ver. The use of extraordinary means to revive the pleasure of spiritual sensation or sentimentality. "Commentary on Galatians 5:7". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/galatians-5.html. A final appeal to walk in the liberty of Jesus. (Ruskin.). Paul must have desired to know the source of this false doctrine. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/galatians-5.html. But Paul’s real emphasis was that salvation is not works oriented and that the Galatians liberty … "The Adam Clarke Commentary". i., p. 263; T. Arnold, Sermons, vol. To do this they must run in the right road, straight forward, perseveringly, at the top of their pace, with their eye on Christ, etc. "Commentary on Galatians 5:7". Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead), and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia. 1. The Christians at Galatia ran with grace but then something “hindered” their running in grace. Jun 19, 1983. Comp. We are often obliged to accommodate our pace to that of our fellow-travellers. Corrupt heart. (7) Ye did run well.—Again, as in Galatians 2:2, a metaphor from foot racing. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. "Commentary on Galatians 5:7". And the lukewarm man is useless to himself and to others: to himself, for such a religion as his will never save him; to others, for such a religion will not enable him to be instrumental in the saving of his fellow-men. At home. People do not mean to fall into the sin of which they have repented, but tinder catches any spark. 7. The term run is the apostle’s favourite metaphor of a Christian race. Scripture: Galatians 5:13–25. ix., p. 349; G. Brooks, Outlines of Sermons, p. 314; Preacher's Monthly, vol. This is the natural poverty which comes from the want of religious thrift. Let me say, preliminarily, that there are a great many persons who seem to need no special religious teachings, for one of two opposite reasons. The obedience of the truth is religion. Persuasion of truth results in faith. What they supposed to be an infernal temptation was the protest of nature in themselves. We shall use the text in reference to hindered believers. BibliographyBurkitt, William. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. They did not walk; they ran with grace. I do not know of any gracious affections that are not natural ones. 5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. Christian people must run from the beginning to the end, and finish their course so as to obtain life everlasting (1 Timothy 6:11; 2 Timothy 4:7; 1 Corinthians 9:24). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/sbc/galatians-5.html. (Hadji. It is a good thing to be walking in the ways of God, but it is better to be running--making real and visible progress, day by day advancing in experience and attainments. The worm has been eating out the Core of life, and yet its ravages have been overlooked, for the victim has hardly seemed to languish, and if the hectic flush may have occasionally excited a parent’s fears, they have been quickly allayed by the assurance that no pain was felt, and by the smile that seemed prophetic of life And even when no doubt could exist in the minds of others as to the presence and progress of the malady, it is, we might almost say, one symptom of the complaint, that it flatters the patient, so that often he may be expecting recovery even on the day of his death. That you should have turned aside, and embraced the dangerous errors in regard to the necessity of obeying the laws of Moses. They might be defined as radicibus praemorsis, or rather inceptis succisis. 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