BibliographySimeon, Charles. If we do not give over, exhausted and disheartened. To walk after the Spirit is to ‘do well’. ], [It is essential to a Christian to hate evil [Note: Romans 12:9. No obstacles are to deter, no embarrassments are to drive him from the field. 1909-1922. BibliographyPett, Peter. Compare 1 Timothy 2:6; 1 Timothy 6:15. It is … "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". If we do not give over, exhausted and disheartened. https: https: Barnes on the subject: "We shall reap, if we faint not. It is a species of temporal dative, specifying the time within which the action takes place, Winer, § 31, 9; and usually it is expressed by ἐν. With the rigour of his youth, and the wisdom and influence of his riper years; with his remaining powers when enfeebled by age; with the last pulsation of life here, and with his immortal energies in a higher world, he is to do good. "Commentary on Galatians 6:9". ‘And let us not be weary in well-doing, for in due course we will reap if we do not faint.’. With the vigor of his youth, and the wisdom and influence of his riper years; with his remaining powers when enfeebled by age; with the last pulsation of life here, and with his immortal energies in a higher world, he is to do good. The participle ἐκλυόμενοι is stronger than the verb ἐνκακῶμεν. Our prayers, perhaps, are never more acceptable, than when they are offered in broken accents, in sighs, and groans [Note: Romans 8:26.].]. 1879-90. We are not necessarily so, because our affections are not so lively as they once were—, [Age and infirmity may occasion a stupor of the mind: a more enlarged view of our own depravity may cast us down. Galatians 6:9. Compare Luke 8:15; Xen. 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. This video is unavailable. 1859. weary. Your good works will be rewarded with Good. Similar repetitions occur in the apostle's writings, Romans 5:15-17, 2 Corinthians 12:7, Galatians 3:22, Ephesians 6:19-20; John 3:22. For the omission of the article in designations of time see Luke 20:10; 1 Timothy 2:6; contrast Mark 12:2 (see Win.-Schm. Galatians 6:9. by Grant Richison | Jun 10, 2000 | Galatians | 4 comments. https: The phrase τὸ καλόν, here emphatic, signifies that which is beneficent, or what is absolutely good, beautifully good. "Stanley Derickson - Notes on Selected Books". Chrysostom therefore interprets it, that no one should be fatigued in it, as in a worldly harvest. This may be understood of well doing, or doing good works in general, of every sort; which are such as are done according to the will of God, from a principle of love to him, in faith, and in the name and strength of Christ, and with a view to the glory of God: or else acts of beneficence to Christ's ministers and poor in particular; which are agreeable to the mind of God, and wellpleasing in his sight: and in doing which men should not be weary; nor are they, when their spiritual strength is renewed, and grace is in exercise, though they may meet with many things which tend to discourage and make them weary; such as change in their own circumstances, losses in the world, the multitude of objects, the ungratefulness of some, and unworthiness of others: for in due time we shall reap; either in this world, sooner or later; in proper time, in God's own time, by enjoying an increase of the fruits of righteousness; for the seed sown shall spring up again; the bread that is cast on the waters will be found after many days; and such as honour the Lord with their substance shall be blessed with plenty of temporal good things, either they or theirs: or else in the other world, or at the end of this; which will be the harvest time, the reaping time, the time of enjoying eternal life: if we faint not; but continue to the end, persevere constantly in doing acts of beneficence, and patiently wait, as the husbandman does, for the precious fruits of the earth; for there must be a distance of time between sowing and reaping; men must not expect to reap as soon as they sow; and therefore should not be weary of sowing, nor impatient in waiting, though they do not see as yet the appearance of the fruits thereof; for in their season they will be seen and enjoyed. In due season—At the harvest season of the world, which, however distant in time, is ever near in its value. "Commentary on Galatians 6:9". on (1) Note the undying activity of the world. The autem ( δέ), which simply marks the transition to this summons, cannot be attached to the exhortation in Galatians 6:6, as appending to it another (Hofmann). ]. BibliographyMeyer, Heinrich. In this section of the Book of Galatians, the Apostle Paul is writing about doing good to others, especially those of the family of God. Taylor’s Serm. The discovery of them, as of objects in a dark place, argues only more light from heaven. When we do not make a progress in our religious course—, [We cannot stand still in religion: we must advance or decline. I. p. 336. (Comp. καιρῷ γὰρ ἰδίῳ θερίσομεν, μὴ ἐκλυόμενοι—“for in due time we shall reap, if we faint not.” The unwearied well-doing is now understood as a sowing, and the figure of reaping is again introduced. See Lightfoot on 2 Thessalonians 3:13. καιρῷ γὰρ ἰδίῳ, “at its own time,” i.e. 1. Our prospects of the harvest may well encourage us to persevere, since it will be, [The husbandman endures many toils for an uncertain harvest: his hopes may be blasted in a variety of ways. of the heavenly reaping in contrast to the toil of earthly reapers, and so Tyndale (“For when the tyme is come, we shall repe with out werines”), but we should expect οὐ rather than μή, and the thought is not so appropriate to the context. Finally, he summarized the whole subject of the false teachers. Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. "Commentary on Galatians 6:9". If we faint, we shall lose all that we have before wrought [Note: 2 John, ver. As the not executing of judgment speedily imboldens sinners, and encourageth them to go on in courses of sin, so God’s delaying the rewards of the righteous, often proveth a temptation to good men to be weary of well doing. The Christian doctrine of reward is in perfect harmony with the doctrine of grace. The phrase καιρῷ ἰδίῳ means “in due time,” or at the proper season-the appointed time of the harvest. BibliographyDerickson, Stanley. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. But though such a rendering would be unobjectionable (not requiring οὐ for μή, as Rück., al., for as Mey. Galatians 2:20 The Crucified Christian. Go to. BibliographyEadie, John. 1832. Interlinear Bible © 2011 - 2018 by in cooperation with Helps Ministries Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible © 2012, Used by Permission Bible Hub Do any, that are now in glory, regret the pains they bestowed to get there? Compare Ecclesiastes 3:1. 1 Timothy 2:6; 1Ti_6:15; Titus 1:3). Well-doing respects every part of a Christian’s duty. 33:37. 2 Thessalonians 3:13. Χρ. "Commentary on Galatians 6:9". 2 Thessalonians 3:13. Meyer, however, prefers ἐκκακῶμεν, regarding the other as an emendation-als Besserung, and this as an oral form introduced into his epistles by Paul. Another more personal form of weariness and disappointment, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. Weary [ekkakoomen, C, 'let us not go OUT OF duty's path through fear.' If we faint not , [ mee (Greek #3361) ekluomenoi (Greek #1590)] - 'be not relaxed.' In due season we shall reap, if we faint not; Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, ἐπὶ μὲν γὰρ τῶν αἰσθητῶν σπερμάτων καὶ ὁ σπόρος ἔχει πόνου, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, τί δυνησόμεθα ὀλιγοστοὶ ὄντες πολεμῆσαι πρὸς πλῆθος τοσοῦτο, John Eadie's Commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians and Philippians, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, "We shall reap, if we faint not. https: Click the Bible to visit the new being developed!! Galatians 6:9. τὸ) When we do good, perseverance ought to be added.— τὸ καλὸν ποιοῦντες, doing good, well-doing) The expression is different in Galatians 6:10, ἐργαζώμεθα τὸ ἀγαθὸν, let us work what is good: comp. BibliographySchaff, Philip. "Commentary on Galatians 6:9". "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". ], We are not necessarily so, because our corruptions appear to have increased—, [When we are first awakened, we know but little of our own hearts. Against this the apostle cautioneth us here, by minding us, that there is a, due season for all things (which is best known to the wise God); and assuring us, that though, as we see not the husbandman presently reaping as soon as he hath sown, but waiting patiently in hope that in a due season he shall reap; so we, though we be not presently rewarded, yet in God’s season shall as certainly reap as he doth. https: Shall we faint then with such a prospect in view? "Commentary on Galatians 6:9". ; in so far as the fulfilment to be given in such measure to this law is impossible to moral conceit. It may not come so soon as we would desire; but it shall come, as the earthly harvests, “in due season.” We must, however, wait God’s appointed time. It is "life everlasting" to sow unto the Spirit; BUT it must be a continuous sowing-we must not "weary" (2 Thessalonians 3:13). Galatians 1:6-8 No other Gospel. Go to. Galatians 6:9-10. This is God's work and I don't want anyone to profit from it in a material way. 5.2, 7. Inside FBCG Recommended for you. He becomes pledged to do good and to serve God always. The last words are an emphatic warning, and describe the one condition on which the reward can be enjoyed; and while there is much about the working or sowing, there is nothing about the reward which may induce that fainting or down-heartedness against which the apostle guards. Let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:11 - See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. πόνου γάρ ἐστι κ. ἱδρῶτος ἐλεύθερος. ekluo. There is no mercy for the half-hearted man; he is quickly jostled off the racecourse or crushed to pieces upon it. 9 We can’t allow ourselves to get tired of living the right way. For in due season - At the day of judgment. Bengel says of them, ἐκκακ. θερίσομεν μὴ ἐκλυόμενοι, “we shall reap if we faint not.” Here comes the thought of fatigue, and that too great for strength. 9. Let us not be weary in well doing: we have the same precept, 2 Thessalonians 3:13. Choose a verse from 'Galatians 6' to begin your 'Verse-by-Verse' study of God's Word using the more than 100 commentaries available on "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Home > Study Desk. Galatians 6:9. The rivalry of other workers. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. of harvest. 6. Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament. No obstacles are to deter, no embarrassments are to drive him from the field. So he seeks to encourage the people of God, and he knows he must include himself. Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. https: ‘Fatigue is not weariness. See Photius in Oecumenius, p. 766 D, and Beza, Calvin, Grotius, Bengel, and nearly all modern expositors. The principle on which they had attempted to compel the Galatians to be circumcised was the desire to make a fair show in the flesh in order that they might escape persecution. "You must continue to do good, whether it is to help carry another's burdens, taking care of the sick, sharing sympathy and material things with another, and lifting up Christ in your lives. AMP. This is tantamount to saying, Nulla erit satietas vitae aeternae, and is pointed at in Luther's translation, ohne aufhören; the Vulgate having non deficientes, and the Claromontane non fatigati. II. It is implied here, that unless a man perseveres in doing good to the end of life, he can hope for no reward. "Family Bible New Testament". We shall reap, if we faint not - If we do not give over, exhausted and disheartened. Certainly, each of us will receive everlasting life at the proper time, if we don’t give up. Morning Devotions with Pastor Mat. “The harvest is the end of the world.” Matthew 13:30. BibliographyAlford, Henry. Krüger, § 48. Rückert and Schott are wrong, as Meyer shows, in objecting to this interpretation the occurrence of μή with the participle,-the prevailing usage in the New Testament (Winer, § 55, 5; Krüger, § 67, 7, etc. Such Paul addresses, and exhorts them not to give over, but to persevere. Galatians 6:9 . Theme, Galatians 1:6-9. "Commentary on Galatians 6:9". Distinct encouragement is given us-the encouragement of the husbandman in sowing his fields, the bow in the cloud assuring him that seed-time and harvest shall not fail. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". He who becomes a true Christian, becomes such FOR ETERNITY. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, John Etheridge Translation of the Peshitta, James Murdock Translation of the Peshitta, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible. We may apprehend ourselves weary in it, when we are not really so. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. The antidote for coming up at the end in the negative - "well doing" is the key. Both forms, however, occur in Hesychius; but neither the one nor the other is found in the Sept. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. https: And let us not be weary in welldoing - See the note at 1 Corinthians 15:58. On the “levis paronomasia” (Winer) in καλόν and ἐκκακ., comp. § 19. δέ in contrast to the doubtfulness of the double issue. Nor would μὴ ἐκλυθέντες have been more correct (Rückert, Hofmann), but on the contrary: “videndum, quod quoque loco tempus vel ferri possit,” Herm. We must wait in the meantime. 3. Galatians 6:9. τὸ δὲ καλὸν ποιοῦντες μὴ ἐγκακῶμεν—“But in well-doing let us not be faint-hearted.” The ἐκκακῶμεν of the common text, after C, D3, K, L, does not seem to be a Greek word at all. For the reaping is certain for those who are led by the Spirit. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient. Be weary.—Rather, let us not be faint-hearted; lose heart. “Weary” (A.V., R.V.) Either form of the contrast would yield a description of the eternal harvest, which would be feeble, superfluous, and almost trifling, little in harmony with the thoughtful manner of the apostle elsewhere. Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. For in due season - At the day of judgment. THE way of duty is difficult, while that of sin is easy [Note: A learned prelate speaks admirably to this purpose:—“Vice is first pleasing; then easy; then delightful; then frequent; then habitual; then confirmed: then the man is impenitent; then he is obstinate; then he resolves never to repent; and then he is damned.” Jer. 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae. The δέ introduces a new address in contrast with the sowing to the flesh already described: “but for our part.” Hartung, i. p. 166, states the case, and adds, that in such places it appears to take the place of οὖν. ], 2. At times we may grow weary, but we must look to Him and not faint and then we shall mount up on wings as eagles, we will run and not be weary, we will walk and not faint (Isaiah 40:31). And - Greek, 'But.' Galatians 6:9 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW). And the duty is enforced by the cheering prospect-. He becomes pledged to do good and to serve God always. Ewald’s explanation: undeniably, that is, necessarily, is without support from linguistic usage. Hebrews 6:7-8.]. Many weary in good works, for they do not immediately see the good reward, but we should continue in good works and allow God to have His time table for reward. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. But the exegesis, though grammatically tenable, is defective and unnatural. ASV. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". ekkakeo. And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Fritzsche, ad Rom. 5. IV. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. In that he is to die; and when he awakes in the resurrection with renovated powers, he is to awake to an everlasting service of doing good, as far as he may have opportunity, in the kingdom of God. Comp. Encouragement, not to become weary in that which is meant by this second kind of sowing; τὸ καλὸν ποιοῦντες is the same as would be figuratively expressed by εἰς τὸ πνεῦμα σπείροντες. 1 Maccabees 3:17 τί δυνησόμεθα ὀλιγοστοὶ ὄντες πολεμῆσαι πρὸς πλῆθος τοσοῦτο; καὶ ἡμεῖς ἐκλελύμεθα ἀσιτοῦντες σήμερον, and Judas’ noble answer. Galatians 3:1. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". It involves not a clumsy repetition (Usteri), but a reiterated setting forth of the condition, urgently emphasizing its importance, by means of a correlate word which closes the sentence with emphatic earnestness. 07 Sep 2016 Womens Ministries. If we faint not, ‘as husbandmen overcome with heat and fatigue.’ (Comp. 2 Thessalonians 3:13.) https: 6 So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” [] 7 Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. The sentence is thus conditional, or, as Krüger calls it, hypothetische, im Falle-wenn, § 56, 11: we shall reap only if we do not faint,-the tense of the participle connecting it with our present state. Do feel free to make copies for friends that might be interested as long as you do not make profit from the copies. The Expositor's Greek Testament. BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on Galatians 6:9". Galatians 6:9. It is implied here, that unless a man perseveres in doing good to the end of life, he can hope for no reward. 6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. Galatians 6:9 Womens Ministries 2016-09-07. He who loses moral courage ( ἐκκακεῖ) loses also moral strength ( ἐκλύεται). "Commentary on Galatians 6:9". Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} The first is weakness of heart; and the second, as the result of the first, describes relaxed effort, prostration of power,-spoken of corporeal fainting in Matthew 15:32, and of mental exhaustion, Hebrews 12:3, 1 Maccabees 3:17; Joseph. See under Ephesians 3:13. is grounded; and therefore on καιρῷ ἰδίῳ Calvin aptly remarks, “Spe igitur et patientia suum desiderium sustineant fideles et refrenent.” Hence ΄ὴ ἐκλνό΄. Galatians 3:22 (9) And.—Rather, But. Argumentum e contrario for the preceding καὶ οὕτως ἀναπληρ. If somebody who was known to you—maybe even somebody who was close to you—came up to you, and seemingly with no provocation whatsoever, punched you right in the nose and you fell on your backside—of course, wondering "What in the world is going on? If then a year of toil be considered as compensated by a transient supply, shall not an eternity of happiness be thought worth our care, during the short period of human life? occurs in Polybius, 4.19, 10; Symmachus, Genesis 27:46, Numbers 21:5, Isaiah 7:16; and in Theodotion, Proverbs 3:11, where the Sept. has ἐκλύου. faint, but go on and persevere in our course of well doing; otherwise we can no more expect to reap, than the husbandman can that hath sown well, but out of impatience, before the time cometh for him to reap, shall go and plough up again all that he hath sown: see Ezekiel 33:13. Matthew 15:32 (||Mark 8:3); Hebrews 12:3; Hebrews 12:5[165]; cf. As against this, the apostle declared that he desired only to glory in the Cross. No obstacles are to deter, no embarrassments are to drive him from the field. When we are habitually formal in religious duties—, [The best of men find cause to lament an occasional deadness; but no true Christian can be satisfied in such a state [Note: Nine times in the 119th Psalm does David cry, “Quicken me, O Lord”—]. 8. 1974. He who becomes a true Christian, becomes such for eternity. ΄ὴ ἐκλυόμενοι—“if now we,” or “provided that we faint not”-that is, in our well-doing. 1 Timothy 6:15; Titus 1:3. μὴ ἐκλυόμενοι] not becoming weary (Matthew 15:32; Mark 8:3; Hebrews 12:3; 1 Maccabees 3:17; Wetstein, I. p. 426; Loesner, p. 336), which is not to be understood of the not becoming fatigued in the reaping,1(258) a contrast being therein discovered either with the toils of the harvest proper (Theodoret, Theophylact, Oecumenius), or with the labour of sowing (Usteri; the two ideas are combined by Chrysostom, Clarius, and others). See under next verse. But we have reason to apprehend that we are weary in well-doing, 1. Galatians 1:6-9. Christians sometimes become weary. "Commentary on Galatians 6:9". μὴ ἐκλύεσθαι, to faint, is something more than ἐκκακεῖν. https: Galatians 1:16 The Keynote of Testimony. Galatians 6:3. I marvel that ye are so soon — After my leaving you; removed from him that called you into the grace — Or rather, by, or through the grace; of Christ — His gracious gospel, and his gracious power. 1685. καιρῷ γὰρ ἰδίῳ] at the time expressly destined for the reaping (Matthew 13:30), by which is meant the time of the παρουσία, which man must await with perseverance in what is good. p. Paul recognises that all this may not be easy. Hofmann begins a new sentence with the words, but the connection is awkward. ]: he strives to “avoid even the appearance of evil.” He will in no wise allow one sinful temper or inclination [Note: Acts 24:16.].]. There is something of a stress on “well-doing,” which continues the idea of “sowing to the Spirit” in the verse before: “But in well-doing, &c.”. Sow well, and you will reap well - it can"t be any other way, for God has set the principle and here He promises that principle will stand. Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Explanation and Commentary on Galatians 6:9. ]: nor shall either men or devils prevent the accomplishment of his promise [Note: Proverbs 11:18.]. It is tempting to follow the lusts of the flesh, and go beyond the bounds set by God. So Symmachus, Isaiah 7:16 and elsewhere, uses it to translate qutz, “loathe.” The ἐκκακῶμεν of the Received Text seems to be due to a faulty pronunciation rather than to be a distinct compound. So the LXX., ἴσθι μὴ ἐκλυόμενος, be not faint, Proverbs 6:3. est in posse. There is so much opposition to the best plans for doing good; there is so much to be done; there are so many calls on their time and their charities; and there is often so much ingratitude among those whom they endeavor to benefit, that they become disheartened. This denotes the present state, by which the future harvest is conditioned. est in velle, ἐκλυ. In that he is to die; and when he awakes in the resurrection with renovated powers, he is to awake to an everlasting service of doing good, as far as he may have opportunity, in the kingdom of God. Unweariedness in Well-doing. Watch Queue Queue For that he is to live. See Luke 18:1. 2 Corinthians 9:8-9. https: OLIVER GREENE Epistle of Paul to the Galatians. Bible Language English. ‘Well-doing.’ This refers to every aspect of life. Let us not be weary in welldoing in consequence of— I. But 'Aleph (') A B Delta, engkakoomen (Greek #1573), 'let us not lose heart IN it'] refers to the will; faint, to relaxation of the power (Bengel). ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https: ], [What are all the harvests that ever were gathered since the creation of the world, in comparison of that which the Christian will reap? "Commentary on Galatians 6:9". When we do not carry religion into our worldly business—, [As long as we are in the world, we must perform the duties of our station; but if our souls be prospering, we shall maintain a sense of religion even when we are not actually engaged in the offices of it [Note: Proverbs 23:17.]. Not only in regard to the duty of liberality, but in every good work. 1905. ; Gayler, p. 274). The form ἐνκ. 1851. "Galatians 6:9" Dr. Jasmin Sculark, Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr. w/ Praise Break - Duration: 33:37. https: Comp. Both are to be referred to the sowing; for ἐκλύεσθαι arises from an internal relaxation of the powers. But God has pledged himself, that his faithful servants shall be rewarded [Note: Hebrews 6:10. ], [However abundant our harvests here may be, we must renew the same process, in order to supply our returning wants: but when once we have reaped the heavenly harvest, we shall “rest from our labours” for evermore. Salutation Galatians 1:1-5. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. After we have received grace, we are still prone to depart from God; but the prospect of an happy issue of our labours is a strong support. Paul's Authority as an Apostle - Galatians 1:1-5; 2. But he also mindeth us, that if we will reap we must not. in all good things, Galatians 6:6.— ἰδίῳ, at the proper season) after the sowing.