5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

Other Translations of Galatians 5:5

New International Version

5 For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope.

English Standard Version

5 For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness.

The Message

5 Meanwhile we expectantly wait for a satisfying relationship with the Spirit.

New King James Version

5 For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

New Living Translation

5 But we who live by the Spirit eagerly wait to receive by faith the righteousness God has promised to us.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Galatians 5:5

Commentary on Galatians 5:1-6

(Read Galatians 5:1-6)

Christ will not be the Saviour of any who will not own and rely upon him as their only Saviour. Let us take heed to the warnings and persuasions of the apostle to stedfastness in the doctrine and liberty of the gospel. All true Christians, being taught by the Holy Spirit, wait for eternal life, the reward of righteousness, and the object of their hope, as the gift of God by faith in Christ; and not for the sake of their own works. The Jewish convert might observe the ceremonies or assert his liberty, the Gentile might disregard them or might attend to them, provided he did not depend upon them. No outward privileges or profession will avail to acceptance with God, without sincere faith in our Lord Jesus. True faith is a working grace; it works by love to God, and to our brethren. May we be of the number of those who, through the Spirit, wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. The danger of old was not in things of no consequence in themselves, as many forms and observances now are. But without faith working by love, all else is worthless, and compared with it other things are of small value.