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Fruit of the Spirit
Fruits of the Holy Spirit
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Fruit of the Spirit
Fruit of the Spirit. Expression taken from Galatians 5:22, 23. As listed there, this fruit is the manifest evidence one may expect from a life in which the Spirit of God is living and reigning. Jesus also implied that the character of a life can be determined. In the context of Matthew 7, the test for
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Fruit of the Spirit
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT* Expression taken from Galatians 5:22–23. As listed there, this fruit is the evidence one may expect from a life in which the Spirit of God is living and reigning. The fruit of the Spirit, as listed in Galatians 5, is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness,
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Fruit of the Spirit
Fruit of the spiritThe expression “the fruit of the Spirit” is a metaphor used by Paul to describe virtues that manifest the realities of life in Christ. Paul does not speak about the fruit of faith, but he does speak explicitly of the “fruit of the Spirit” (ho karpos tou pneumatos). In Galatians 5:22–23
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Fruits of the Holy Spirit
Fruits of the Holy Spirit. These, based on Gal. 5:22 f. (AV, RV), are ‘love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance’, to which the *Vulgate text adds ‘modesty, continence, chastity’, making 12 in all. That the correct number of the fruits is 12 is defended on
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Fruit of the Spirit
Fruit of the Spirit. The phrase “fruit of the Spirit” is found in Galatians 5:22. The metaphor emphasizes development of Christ’s character in a believer’s life through the Holy Spirit’s indwelling power. Fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT [καρπὸς τοῦ πνευματός karpos tou pneumatos]. This phrase is found only in Gal 5:22, though different terms and partial parallels exist in other places (compare Eph 5:9; Phil 1:11; 4:8; Col 1:6, 10; 3:12–15; 2 Pet 1:5–7). Nine qualifiers follow “fruit of the Spirit,” concretely
Handbook of Evangelical Theologians
Spiritual Gifts in Relation to Spiritual Fruits and Scripture
Spiritual Gifts in Relation to Spiritual Fruits and ScriptureWilliams makes a clear distinction between gifts of the Spirit and spiritual fruits as listed in Galatians 5:22–23. Although there are nine gifts and nine fruits, Williams argues that they are totally different in character. He understands
Key passages
Ga 5:22–23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control. Against such things there is no law.

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