Galatians 5

Christ Has Set Us Free

1For a  freedom Christ has b  set us free; c  stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to d  a yoke of e  slavery.

2Look: I, Paul, say to you that f  if you accept circumcision g  Christ will be of no advantage to you. 3I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that h  he is obligated to keep the whole law. 4You are i  severed from Christ, j  you who would be justified
Or counted righteous
by the law; l  you have fallen away from grace.
5For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly m  wait for the hope of righteousness. 6For in Christ Jesus n  neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but o  only faith working through love.

7 p  You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying q  the truth? 8This persuasion is not from r  him who calls you. 9 s  A little leaven leavens the whole lump. 10 t  I have confidence in the Lord that you will u  take no other view, and v  the one who is troubling you will bear the penalty, whoever he is. 11But if I, brothers
Or  brothers and sisters; also verse 13
still preach
Greek proclaim
circumcision y  why am I still being persecuted? In that case z  the offense of the cross has been removed.
12I wish aa  those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves!

13For you were called to freedom, brothers. ab  Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love ac  serve one another. 14For ad  the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ae  “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15But if you af  bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.

Keep in Step with the Spirit

16But I say ag  walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify ah  the desires of the flesh. 17For ai  the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other aj  to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18But if you are ak  led by the Spirit al  you are not under the law. 19Now am  the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions an  divisions, 21envy
Some manuscripts add murder
drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that ap  those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22But aq  the fruit of the Spirit is ar  love, joy, peace, patience as  kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 at  gentleness au  self-control; av  against such things there is no law. 24And those who belong to Christ Jesus aw  have crucified the flesh with its ax  passions and desires.

25If we live by the Spirit ay  let us also keep in step with the Spirit. 26 az  Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

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