15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
15 But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.
15 If you bite and ravage each other, watch out - in no time at all you will be annihilating each other, and where will your precious freedom be then?
15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!
15 But if you are always biting and devouring one another, watch out! Beware of destroying one another.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Galatians 5:15
Commentary on Galatians 5:13-15
(Read Galatians 5:13-15)
The gospel is a doctrine according to godliness, 1 Timothy 6:3, and is so far from giving the least countenance to sin, that it lays us under the strongest obligation to avoid and subdue it. The apostle urges that all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. If Christians, who should help one another, and rejoice one another, quarrel, what can be expected but that the God of love should deny his grace, that the Spirit of love should depart, and the evil spirit, who seeks their destruction, should prevail? Happy would it be, if Christians, instead of biting and devouring one another on account of different opinions, would set themselves against sin in themselves, and in the places where they live.