Galatians 5:16-18 The Message (MSG)
My counsel is this: Live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit. Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness. For there is a root of sinful self-interest in us that is at odds with a free spirit, just as the free spirit is incompatible with selfishness. These two ways of life are contrary to each other, so that you cannot live at times one way and at times another way according to how you feel on any given day. Why don’t you choose to be led by the Spirit and so escape the erratic compulsions of a law-dominated existence? * * *
Galatians 5:16 New American Standard Bible - NASB 1995 (NASB1995)
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
Galatians 5:16 New Living Translation (NLT)
So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.
Galatians 5:16 King James Version (KJV)
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Galatians 5:16 New Century Version (NCV)
So I tell you: Live by following the Spirit. Then you will not do what your sinful selves want.
Galatians 5:16 American Standard Version (ASV)
But I say, Walk by the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Galatians 5:16 New International Version (NIV)
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
Galatians 5:16 New King James Version (NKJV)
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
Galatians 5:16 Amplified Bible (AMP)
But I say, walk habitually in the [Holy] Spirit [seek Him and be responsive to His guidance], and then you will certainly not carry out the desire of the sinful nature [which responds impulsively without regard for God and His precepts].
Galatians 5:16 The Passion Translation (TPT)
Let me emphasize this: As you yield to the dynamic life and power of the Holy Spirit, you will abandon the cravings of your self-life.
Galatians 5:16 English Standard Version 2016 (ESV)
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.