The Council at Jerusalem1 Then after an interval of fourteen years I a went up again to Jerusalem with b Barnabas, taking c Titus along also. 2 ▼
▼ Lit according to revelation I went upIt was because of a e revelation that I went up; and I submitted to them the f gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but I did so in private to those who were of reputation, for fear that I might be g running, or had run, in vain. 3 But not even h Titus, who was with me, though he was a Greek, was i compelled to be circumcised. 4 But it was because of the j false brethren secretly brought in, who k had sneaked in to spy out our l liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to m bring us into bondage. 5 But we did not yield in subjection to them for even an hour, so that n the truth of the gospel would remain with you. 6 But from those who ▼
▼ Lit seemed to be somethingwere of high p reputation (what they were makes no difference to me; q God ▼
▼ Lit does not receive a faceshows no partiality)—well, those who were of reputation contributed nothing to me. 7 But on the contrary, seeing that I had been s entrusted with the t gospel ▼
▼ Lit of the uncircumcisionto the uncircumcised, just as v Peter had been ▼
▼ Lit of the circumcisionto the circumcised 8 (for He who effectually worked for Peter in his x apostleship ▼
▼ Lit of the circumcisionto the circumcised effectually worked for me also to the Gentiles), 9 and recognizing z the grace that had been given to me, ▼
▼ Or Jacob, ab James and ac Cephas and John, who were ad reputed to be ae pillars, gave to me and af Barnabas the ag right ▼
▼ Lit handshand of fellowship, so that we might ai go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised. 10 They only asked us to remember the poor— aj the very thing I also was eager to do.
Peter (Cephas) Opposed by Paul11 But when ak Cephas came to al Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he ▼
▼ Or was to be condemned; lit was one who was condemned, or, was self-condemnedstood condemned. 12 For prior to the coming of certain men from ▼
▼ Or Jacob, ao James, he used to ap eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he began to withdraw and hold himself aloof aq fearing ▼
▼ Or converts from the circumcised; lit those from the circumcisionthe party of the circumcision. 13 The rest of the Jews joined him in hypocrisy, with the result that even as Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy. 14 But when I saw that they at were not ▼
▼ Or progressing toward; lit walking straightlystraightforward about av the truth of the gospel, I said to aw Cephas in the presence of all, “If you, being a Jew ax live like the Gentiles and not like the Jews, how is it that you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews? ▼
▼ Some close the direct quotation here, others extend it through v 2115 “We are az Jews by nature and not ba sinners from among the Gentiles; 16 nevertheless knowing that bb a man is not justified by the works of ▼ the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by bd faith in Christ and not by the works of ▼ the Law; since bf by the works of ▼ the Law no ▼
▼ Or mortal manflesh will be justified. 17 “But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found bi sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? bj May it never be! 18 “For if I rebuild what I have once destroyed, I bk prove myself to be a transgressor. 19 “For through ▼ the Law I bm died to ▼ the Law, so that I might live to God. 20 “I have been bo crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but bp Christ lives in me; and ▼
▼ Or insofar as Ithe life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in br the Son of God, who bs loved me and bt gave Himself up for me. 21 “I do not nullify the grace of God, for bu if righteousness comes through ▼ the Law, then Christ died needlessly.”
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