Galatians 2

The Council at Jerusalem

1Then 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 up
It 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.
3But not even h  Titus, who was with me, though he was a Greek, was i  compelled to be circumcised. 4But 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. 5But we did not yield in subjection to them for even an hour, so that n  the truth of the gospel would remain with you. 6But from those who
Lit seemed to be something
were of high p  reputation (what they were makes no difference to me; q  God
Lit does not receive a face
shows no partiality)—well, those who were of reputation contributed nothing to me.
7But on the contrary, seeing that I had been s  entrusted with the t  gospel
Lit of the uncircumcision
to the uncircumcised, just as v  Peter had been
Lit of the circumcision
to the circumcised
8(for He who effectually worked for Peter in his x  apostleship
Lit of the circumcision
to the circumcised effectually worked for me also to the Gentiles),
9and 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 hands
hand of fellowship, so that we might ai  go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.
10They only asked us to remember the pooraj  the very thing I also was eager to do.

Peter (Cephas) Opposed by Paul

11But 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-condemned
stood condemned.
12For 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 circumcision
the party of the circumcision.
13The rest of the Jews joined him in hypocrisy, with the result that even as  Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy. 14But when I saw that they at  were not
Or progressing toward; lit walking straightly
straightforward 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 21

15“We are az  Jews by nature and not ba  sinners from among the Gentiles; 16nevertheless knowing that bb  a man is not justified by the works of
Or law
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
Or law
the Law; since bf  by the works of
Or law
the Law no
Or mortal man
flesh will be justified.
17But 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! 18For if I rebuild what I have once destroyed, I bk  prove myself to be a transgressor. 19For through
Or law
the Law I bm  died to
Or law
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 I
the 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.
21I do not nullify the grace of God, for bu  if righteousness comes through
Or law
the Law, then Christ died needlessly.”
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