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22 But the fruit of the Spirit[a] is love,[b] joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,[c] 23 gentleness, and[d] self-control. Against such things there is no law.

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  1. Galatians 5:22 tn That is, the fruit the Spirit produces.
  2. Galatians 5:22 sn Another way to punctuate this is “love” followed by a colon (love: joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control). It is thus possible to read the eight characteristics following “love” as defining love.
  3. Galatians 5:22 tn Or “reliability”; see BDAG 818 s.v. πίστις 1.a.
  4. Galatians 5:23 tn “And” is supplied here as a matter of English style, which normally inserts “and” between the last two elements of a list or series.