Galatians 5

Walk by the Spirit

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Some authorities prefer to join with 4:31 and render but with the freedom of the free woman Christ set us free
,
b  It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore c  keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a d  yoke of slavery.

2Behold I, e  Paul, say to you that if you receive f  circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit to you. 3And I g  testify again to every man who receives h  circumcision, that he is under obligation to i  keep the whole Law. 4You have been severed from Christ, you who
Or would be
are seeking to be justified by law; you have k  fallen from grace.
5For we
Lit by
through the Spirit,
Lit out of
by faith, are n  waiting for the hope of righteousness.
6For in o  Christ Jesus p  neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but q  faith working through love.

7You were r  running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth? 8This persuasion did not come from s  Him who calls you. 9 t  A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough. 10 u  I have confidence
Lit toward
in you in the Lord that you w  will adopt no other view; but the one who is x  disturbing you will bear his judgment, whoever he is.
11But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still y  persecuted? Then z  the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished. 12I wish that aa  those who are troubling you would even
Or cut themselves off
,
ac  mutilate themselves.

13For you were called to ad  freedom, brethren; ae  only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love af  serve one another. 14For ag  the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, ah  You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15But if you ai  bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.

16But I say aj  walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out ak  the desire of the flesh. 17For al  the flesh
Lit lusts against
sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, an  so that you may not do the things that you
Lit wish
please.
18But if you are ap  led by the Spirit aq  you are not under the Law. 19Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are:
I.e. sexual immorality
,
as  immorality, impurity, sensuality,
20idolatry at  sorcery, enmities au  strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger av  disputes, dissensions
Or heresies
,
ax  factions,
21envying ay  drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not az  inherit the kingdom of God. 22But ba  the fruit of the Spirit is bb  love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness bc  self-control; against such things bd  there is no law. 24Now those who
Lit are of Christ Jesus
belong to bf  Christ Jesus have bg  crucified the flesh with its passions and bh  desires.

25If we live by the Spirit, let us also
Or follow the Spirit
walk bj  by the Spirit.
26Let us not become bk  boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.
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