5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit 1 is love, 2 joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 3 5:23 gentleness, and 4 self-control. Against such things there is no law. 5:24 Now those who belong to Christ 5 have crucified the flesh 6 with its passions 7 and desires.
1 tn That is, the fruit the Spirit produces.
2 sn Another way to punctuate this is “love” followed by a colon (love: joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control). It is thus possible to read the eight characteristics following “love” as defining love.
3 tn Or “reliability”; see BDAG 818 s.v. πίστις 1.a.
4 tn “And” is supplied here as a matter of English style, which normally inserts “and” between the last two elements of a list or series.
5 tc ‡ Some
7 tn The Greek term παθήμασιν (paqhmasin, translated “passions”) refers to strong physical desires, especially of a sexual nature (L&N 25.30).