UNTO THE GALATIANS
1 Paul, apostle (not from men, neither through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead), 2 and all the brethren with me, to the churches of :Galatia: 3 Grace to you and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our :sins, that he deliver us from the present evil :age, according to the will of :God and our Father:
5 to whom the glory unto the ages of the ages. Amen.
6 I marvel that ye are so quickly removing from him that called you in Christ’s grace unto a different gospel; 7 which is not another: only there are some that trouble you, and wish to pervert the gospel of the Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel other than what we preached to you, let him be anathema. 9 As we have said before, so say I now again, If any preacheth to you a gospel other than what ye received, let him be anathema.
10 For am I now seeking men’s favor, or :God’s? or am I seeking to please men? if I were still pleasing men, I should not be Christ’s bondman. 11 But I make known to you, brethren, as to the gospel which was preached by me, that it is not after man. 12 For neither did I receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but through revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For ye have heard of my whilom conduct in :Judaism, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of :God, and made havoc of it: 14 and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of mine own age among my :race, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when it was God’s good pleasure who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through his :grace, 16 to reveal his :Son in me, that I preach him among the nations; straightway I conferred not with flesh and blood: 17 neither went I up to Jerusalem unto the apostles before me, but went away into Arabia, and again returned unto Damascus. 18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and tarried with him fifteen days. 19 But other of the apostles saw I none, but only James the brother of the Lord. 20 Now touching the things which I write you, lo, before :God, that I lie not. 21 Then I came into the regions of :Syria and :Cilicia. 22 And I was unknown by :face to the churches of :Judæa which were in Christ: 23 but they had only been hearing [that], Who once persecuted us now preacheth the faith of which he once made havoc; 24 and they glorified :God in me.
1 Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking also Titus along with me. 2 And I went up by revelation; and I laid before them the gospel which I preach among the nations but privately before those of repute, lest I somehow be running, or had run, in vain. 3 But not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised: 4 and that because of the false brethren privily brought in, who came in privily to spy out :our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage: 5 to whom we yielded in subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you. 6 But from those of some repute (†whatsoever they were, it maketh no difference to me: :God accepteth not man’s person) — those of repute imparted nothing to me: 7 but contrariwise, when they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel of the uncircumcision, even as Peter with that of the circumcision 8 (for who wrought for Peter unto apostleship of the circumcision wrought for me also unto the nations); 9 and perceiving the grace :given me, James and Cephas and John, who were reputed to be pillars, gave me and Barnabas right hands of fellowship, that we go unto the nations, and they unto the circumcision; 10 only they would that we remember the poor; which selfsame thing I also gave diligence to do. 11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was condemned. 12 For before that certain came from James, he ate with the nations; but when they came, he drew back and separated himself, fearing them of the circumcision. 13 And the rest of the Jews dissembled likewise with him; so that Barna bas also was carried away with the dissimulation. 14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said to :Cephas before all, If thou, being a Jew, livest as Gentiles, and livest not as Jews, how compellest thou the nations to be as Jews? 15 We Jews †by nature, and not sinners of the nations, 16 yet knowing that a man is not justified by works of law except through faith in Jesus Christ, even we :believed unto Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of law: because by works of law shall no flesh be justified. 17 But if, seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is Christ then minister of sin? Be it not so. 18 For if I build up again what things I destroyed, I prove myself transgressor. 19 For I through law died to law, that I might live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ; and no longer I live, but Christ liveth in me: and what I now live in the flesh I live by faith which is in the Son of :God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me. 21 I make not void the grace of :God: for if righteousness is through law, then Christ died for nought.
1 O foolish Galatians, who bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was openly †set forth crucified? 2 This only would I learn from you, Received ye the Spirit from works of law, or from hearing of faith? 3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in Spirit, are ye now perfected in flesh? 4 Did ye suffer so many things in vain? if indeed in vain. 5 Who therefore supplieth you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, is it from works of law, or from the hearing of faith? 6 Even as Abraham believed :God, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness.
7 Know then that who are from faith, these are sons of Abraham. 8 And the scripture, foreseeing that :God justifieth the nations by faith, preached the gospel afore to Abraham, saying, [that] In thee shall all the nations be blessed. 9 So then who are from faith are blessed with the faithful Abraham. 10 For as many as are of works of law are under a curse: for it is written [that], Cursed every one who con tinueth not in all the things written in the book of the law, to do them. 11 Now that no one is justified by law before :God, is evident: because, The right eous shall live by faith; 12 and the law is not of faith: but, Who doeth them shall live in them. 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; because it is written, Accursed every one hanging on a tree: 14 that unto the nations might come the blessing of Abraham in Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through :faith. 15 Brethren, I speak after man’s manner. Though but man’s covenant, no one maketh it void, or addeth thereto when confirmed. 16 Now to :Abraham were the promises spoken, and to his :seed. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy :seed, which is Christ. 17 Now this I say: A covenant confirmed before by :God, the law, which came to be four hundred and thirty years after, doth not disannul, to make the promise void. 18 For if the inheritance is of law, it is no more of promise: but :God hath granted it to :Abraham by promise. 19 What therefore is the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed come to whom the promise hath been made: ordained through angels by a mediator’s hand. 20 Now not of one is the mediator; but :God is one. 21 Is the law then against the promises of God? Be it not so: for if a law had been given which could make alive, verily :righteousness would have been by law. 22 But the scripture shut up :all things under sin, that the promise from faith in Jesus Christ might be given to the believing.
23 But before the faith came, we were kept in ward under law, shut up unto the faith to be revealed. 24 So that the law is become our tutor unto Christ, that we be justified from faith. 25 But the faith having come, we are no more under a tutor. 26 For ye are all sons of God, through the faith, in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ did put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is no male and female; for ye all are one man in Christ Jesus. 29 And if ye are Christ’s, then are ye :Abraham’s seed, heirs according to promise.
1 But I say that so long time as the heir is a babe, he differeth nothing from a bondman, though lord of all; 2 but is under guardians and stewards until the father’s appointed day. 3 So we also, when we were babes, were in bondage under the †rudiments of the world: 4 but when the fullness of the time came, :God sent forth his :Son, †born of woman, born under law, 5 that he might redeem those under law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6 And because ye are sons, :God sent forth the Spirit of his :Son into our :hearts, crying, Abba, the Father. 7 So that thou art no longer bondman, but son; and if son, then heir through God.
8 However, then indeed not knowing God ye were in bondage to them that by nature are no gods: 9 but now knowing God, or rather being known by God, how turn ye back again to the weak and poor ele ments, whereunto ye desire to be in bondage over again? 10 Ye observe days and months and seasons and years. 11 I am afraid of you, lest somehow I have toiled over you in vain.
12 I beseech you, brethren, become as I; for I also am as ye. Ye did me no wrong: 13 but ye know that because of infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel to you the former time: 14 and the temptation to you in my :flesh ye despised not, nor †rejected; but ye received me as God’s angel, as Christ Jesus. 15 Where then is your :gratulation? for I bear you witness, that, if possible, ye would have plucked out your :eyes and given them to me. 16 So then am I become your enemy, by telling you truth? 17 They are zealous for you in no good way; but desire to shut you out, that ye be zealous for them. 18 But it is good to be zealously sought in a good matter always, and not only when I am present with you. 19 My little children, of whom I am again in travail until Christ be formed in you—20 but I could wish to be present with you now, and to change my :voice; for I am perplexed about you.
21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under law, hear ye not the law? 22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, one by the maid, and one by the freewoman. 23 But he of the maid is born after the flesh; and he of the freewoman, through promise. 24 Which things contain an allegory: for these are two covenants: the one from mount Sinai, bearing unto bondage, which is Hagar. 25 Now this, Hagar, is mount Sinai in :Arabia, and answereth to the Jerusalem that now is: for she is in bondage with her :children. 26 But the Jerusalem above is free, which is our mother, 27 For it is written,
Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; Break forth and cry, thou that travailest not:For more are the children of the desolate than of her that hath the husband.
28 Now we, brethren, are †as Isaac children of promise. 29 But just as then who was born after the flesh perse cuted the one after the Spirit, so also now. 30 But what saith the scripture? Cast out the maid and her :son: for the son of the maid shall not inherit with the son of the freewoman. 31 Wherefore, brethren, we are not a maid’s children, but the freewoman’s.
1 For :freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage.
2 Behold, I Paul say to you, that, if ye receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing. 3 And I testify again to every man circumcised, that he is debtor to do the whole law. 4 Ye are †severed from Christ, ye who would be justified by law; ye are fallen away from :grace. 5 For we through the Spirit by faith wait for the hope of righteousness. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith working through love. 7 Ye were running well; who hindered you that ye should not obey truth? 8 The persuasion is not of him that calleth you. 9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. 10 I have confidence toward you in the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but who troubleth you shall bear the judgment, who ever he be. 11 But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? then hath the stumbling block of the cross been done away. 12 I would that they that unsettle you would even muti late themselves.
13 For ye, brethren, were called for freedom; only use not the freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through love be bondmen one to another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in the, Thou shalt love thy :neighbor as thyself. 15 But if ye bite and devour one another look that ye be not consumed one of another. 16 But I say, Walk in Spirit, and ye shall in nowise fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary one to another; that ye may not do what things ye would. 18 But if ye are led by the Spirit, ye are not under law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are: fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, wraths, factions, divisions, heresies, 21 envyings, drunkennesses, revelings, and the like of these; of which I forewarn you, as also I did forewarn, that they who practice such things shall not inherit God’s kingdom. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against :such there is no law. 24 And they of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with the passions and the lusts. 25 If we live by the Spirit, by the Spirit let us also walk. 26 Let us not become vainglorious, provoking one another, envying one another.
1 Brethren, even if a man be over taken in any trespass, ye the spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; looking to thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 2 Bear the burdens of one another, and so fulfill the law of the Christ. 3 For if one thinketh himself to be something, being nothing, he deceiveth himself. 4 But let each prove his own :work, and then shall he have the glorying for himself alone, and not of the other. 5 For each shall bear his own :burden. 6 But let him that is taught in the word share in all good things with him that teacheth. 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 Because who soweth unto his own :flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but who soweth unto the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 And let us not be weary in the well doing: for in its own season we shall reap, if we faint not. 10 So then, as we have †opportunity, let us work the good toward all, and especially toward them of the household of the faith.
11 See with how large letters I have written you with my own hand. 12 As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, compel you to be circumcised; only that they be not persecuted for the cross of :Christ Jesus. 13 For not even who receive circumcision keep the law themselves; but they desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your :flesh. 14 But far be it from me to glory, save in the cross of our :Lord Jesus Christ, through †which the world hath been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16 And as many as shall walk by this †:rule, peace upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of :God.
17 Henceforth let no one trouble me; for I bear on my :body the marks of :Jesus.
18 The grace of our :Lord Jesus Christ be with your :spirit, brethren. Amen.
1 Be therefore imitators of :God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, even as the Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for you, an offering and sacrifice to :God for an odor of a sweet smell. 3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints; 4 nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not befitting: but rather thanksgiving. 5 For this ye know and perceive that no fornicator, nor unclean, nor covetous man (which is an idolater), hath any inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ and God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words: for because of these cometh the wrath of :God upon the sons of :disobedience. 7 Become not therefore partakers with them; 8 for ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord: walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 proving what is well pleasing to the Lord; 11 and have no fellowship with the unfruitful :works of :darkness, but rather even †reprove them; 12 for the things done by them in secret it is a shame even to speak of. 13 But :all things when †reproved are manifested by the light: for everything :manifested is light.
14 Wherefore it saith,
Awake, thou that sleepest,
And arise from the dead,
And the Christ shall shine upon thee.
15 Look therefore carefully how ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise; 16 redeeming the season, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore become not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit; 19 speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and psalming with your :heart to the Lord; 20 thanking always for all in our Lord Jesus Christ’s name the God and Father; 21 subjecting yourselves one to another in fear of Christ. 22 :Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord, 23 because the husband is the wife’s head as also the Christ is head of the church, himself savior of the body. 24 But as the church is subject to the Christ, so the wives be also to their husbands in everything. 25 :Husbands, love the wives, even as the Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it; 26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of the water with the word, 27 that himself might present to himself the church glorious, not having spot or wrinkle or any :such thing; but that it be holy and without blemish. 28 Thus ought the husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. Who loveth his own :wife loveth himself: 29 for no one ever hated his own :flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Christ also the church; 30 because we are members of his :body. 31 For this cause shall a man leave :father and :mother, and shall cleave to his :wife; and the two shall be one flesh. 32 This :mystery is great: but I speak in regard to Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless love ye also severally each his own :wife even as himself; and the wife see that she fear the husband.