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Does this Portion of Scripture Contain any Vices I Should Avoid?

16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, 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.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

Galatians 5:16-24

I have bolded and highlighted a portion of the passage above.

Definition of Vice

A vice is a most often understood to be a habit of moral depravity or corruption.

Here are the vices listed in this passage in a numbered list:

  1. Adultery

  2. fornication

  3. uncleanness

  4. lasciviousness

  5. Idolatry

  6. witchcraft

  7. hatred

  8. variance

  9. emulations

  10. wrath

  11. strife

  12. seditions

  13. heresies

  14. Envyings

  15. murders

  16. drunkenness

  17. revellings

  18. ... and such like

Some of the words above, taken from the King James Version of the Bible, will be clear to you.  Others may not be. 

Use a good English dictionary or dig down a bit by going to the original language (Greek, in this case) and study more deeply the meanings of the words for which you do not understand the meaning or you are unsure of.

How to Understand the Meaning of the Bible and the Words in the Bible

  • The English meaning of the words
  • The original language's nuances of the word that has been translated into English
  • The context of the passage from which the words come
  • Other passages from the Bible that use the same words and/or concepts.

Here is an online resource that you may find helpful for discovering Greek meanings: 

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Does this Portion of Scripture Contain any Vices I Should Avoid?

Does this Portion of Scripture Contain any Vices I Should Avoid?


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