Works of the Flesh versus Fruits of the Spirit

Romans 8: [9b] Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His. [10] And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. [11] But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you. [12] Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. [13] For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. [14] For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. [And which I come short in doing, and must pursue better.]

Galatians 5:

Definitions: some adapted or quoted from Strong's or Thayer..


Definitions: some adapted or quoted from Strong's or Thayer..

[19] Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these;

Flesh. Here the fallen, sinful nature of man. The carnal mind which cannot be perfected or redeemed, but is to be crucified (daily) in yielding to the Holy Spirit in obeying His Word (Rm. 6 - 8).

[21] But the fruit of the Spirit is

The Spirit (pneuma). Here, the Holy Spirit of God, the 3rd person of the Godhead, by Whom believers are regenerated as new creations. And Who is the earnest (down payment) of their inheritance.(Eph. 1:13).


violation of the marriage bed; extramarital sexual relations in heart or actions (includes lusting by pornography).

[22] love [Agape]

Good will, brotherly charity, (out of love for God, + according to His will), unconditional benevolence, holy affection,


Harlotry; sexual intercourse before marriage: also adultery and spiritual unfaithfulness.


cheerfulness, that is, calm delight: - gladness, X greatly, (X be exceeding) joy (-ful,-fully,-fulness,-ous).- Strong's


Physical and immoral impurity; unnatural, impure, illicit sexual activity, in heart or deed..


Absence of conflict; quietness; Assured, tranquil state of a redeemed, believing, obeying soul.


lustful, wanton; unrestrained lust.


Long-suffering, patience, in faith.

[20] Idolatry,

the making of any created thing to be your "god;" finding ones chief security in, or settings ones chief love upon any created thing.


Benign spirit, kindness. Related to meekness.


the practice of witches; occultic magic; sorcery (with drugs)


Uprightness of heart + life, goodness, kindness (Thayer); Virtue.


Bitter aversion, unholy

animosity. resentment; self-righteous anger.


Belief, with the predominate idea of trust (or confidence) whether in God or in Christ (Thayer); which obeys


Contentious, divisive spirit;

[23] Meekness,

Softness of temper; mildness; gentleness; forbearance under injuries and provocations (Webster). Not weakness, but a fruit of confidence in God, and a form of temperance.


selfish ambition; jealousy.


From kratos, "strength" (Vine); Spirit governed self control. A fruit of character by dying to self in yielding to the Spirit in obeying His Word.


Violent, unholy anger,

against such.

And you, that were sometime


Selfish, divisive, contention for superiority.

there is no law

alienated and enemies in your mind


Unjust acts of dissension against lawful authority and establishments, short of grave insurrection or treason:

[24] And they that are Christ's

by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled. In the body of his


Sectarian spirit; false doctrine opposed to established, fundamental truth.

have crucified the flesh

flesh through death, to present you

[21] Envyings,

Feelings of displeasure at the excellence or prosperity of another.

with the affections

holy and unblameable and


Unlawful, intentional killing with malice;

and lusts.

unreproveable in his sight:


the state of being drunk; under the influence of intoxicating things; including drugs.


If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away


boisterous, indulgent festivities,


from the hope of the gospel (Col. 1:21-23).

and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

But ...... shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” (Rev. 21:8).

6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power,

but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years (Rev. 20:6).

Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name (Ps. 103:1).