The Fruit of the Spirit

Walk through Life by the Spirit

One of many topics about traits and gifts of the Holy Ghost (Spirit) is the Fruit of the Spirit, as described in Galatians 5:22-23

(KJV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

(NIV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law

(The Message) But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.


KJV NIV Greek Strong’s Description
Fruit karpos that which originates or comes from something, an effect, result
Spirit pneuma the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal with the Father and the Son
No ou without
Law nomos of any law whatsoever
love love agapē affection, good will, love, benevolence, brotherly love
joy joy chara cheerfulness, calm delight, gladness
peace peace eirēnē a state of peace between individuals, from the rage and havoc of war
longsuffering forbearance makrothymia patience, endurance, slowness in avenging wrongs
gentleness kindness chrēstotēs morally, excellence (in character or demeanor), integrity
goodness goodness agathōsynē uprightness of heart and life, goodness, kindness
faith faithfulness pistis the character of one who can be relied on
meekness gentleness praotēs gentleness, by implication, humility
temperance self-control egkrateia virtue in sensual appetites



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