Galatians 5

Walk by the Spirit

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.

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

You were r running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion did not come from s Him who calls you. 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.
11 But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still y persecuted? Then z the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished. 12 I wish that aa those who are troubling you would even
Or cut themselves off
,
ac mutilate themselves.

13 For 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. 14 For ag the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, ah You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you ai bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.

16 But I say aj walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out ak the desire of the flesh. 17 For 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.
18 But if you are ap led by the Spirit aq you are not under the Law. 19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are:
I.e. sexual immorality
,
as immorality, impurity, sensuality,
20 idolatry at sorcery, enmities au strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger av disputes, dissensions
Or heresies
,
ax factions,
21 envying 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. 22 But ba the fruit of the Spirit is bb love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness bc self-control; against such things bd there is no law. 24 Now those who
Lit are of Christ Jesus
belong to bf Christ Jesus have bg crucified the flesh with its passions and bh desires.

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