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Galatians 6:7-8

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6:7 Do not be deceived. God will not be made a fool. 1  For a person 2  will reap what he sows, 6:8 because the person who sows to his own flesh 3  will reap corruption 4  from the flesh, 5  but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit.

1 tn Or “is not mocked,” “will not be ridiculed” (L&N 33.409). BDAG 660 s.v. μυκτηρίζω has “of God οὐ μ. he is not to be mocked, treated w. contempt, perh. outwitted Gal 6:7.”

2 tn Here ἄνθρωπος (anqrwpo") is used in a generic sense, referring to both men and women.

3 tn BDAG 915 s.v. σάρξ 2.c.α states: “In Paul’s thought esp., all parts of the body constitute a totality known as σ. or flesh, which is dominated by sin to such a degree that wherever flesh is, all forms of sin are likew. present, and no good thing can live in the σάρξGal 5:13, 24;…Opp. τὸ πνεῦμαGal 3:3; 5:16, 17ab; 6:8ab.”

4 tn Or “destruction.”

5 tn See the note on the previous occurrence of the word “flesh” in this verse.



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