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] Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by
Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)
And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of
] Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from
our Lord Jesus Christ,
] Who gave himself for our sins, that he
might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and
] To whom be glory for ever and ever.
] I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called
you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
] Which is not
another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of
] But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other
gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be
] As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach
any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be
] For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to
please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of
] But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was
preached of me is not after man.
] For I neither received it of
man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus
] For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the
Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and
] And profited in the Jews' religion above many my
equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of
] But when it pleased God, who separated me from my
mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
] To reveal his Son in
me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with
flesh and blood:
] Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which
were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto
] Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see
Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
] But other of the apostles
saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.
] Now the things which I
write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.
] Afterwards I came
into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;
] And was unknown by face
unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:
] But they had
heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith
which once he destroyed.
] And they glorified God in me.
] Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem
with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also.
] And I went up by
revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the
Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I
should run, or had run, in vain.
] But neither Titus, who was with
me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:
] And that
because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out
our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into
] To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour;
that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
] But of these
who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God
accepteth no man's person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference
added nothing to me:
] But contrariwise, when they saw that the
gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the
circumcision was unto Peter;
] (For he that wrought effectually in
Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward
] And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be
pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and
Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and
they unto the circumcision.
] Only they would that we should
remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.
when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to
] For before that certain came from James, he did eat
with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself,
fearing them which were of the circumcision.
] And the other Jews
dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with
] But when I saw that they walked not
uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them
all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do
the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the
] We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the
] Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the
law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ,
that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the
law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found
sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a
] For I through the law am dead to the law, that I
might live unto God.
] I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I
live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the
flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for
] I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness
come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
] O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye
should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently
set forth, crucified among you?
] This only would I learn of you,
Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of
] Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now
made perfect by the flesh?
] Have ye suffered so many things in
vain? if it be yet in vain.
] He therefore that ministereth to you
the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law,
or by the hearing of faith?
] Even as Abraham believed God, and it
was accounted to him for righteousness.
] Know ye therefore that
they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith,
preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be
] So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful
] For as many as are of the works of the law are under the
curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things
which are written in the book of the law to do them.
] But that no
man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just
shall live by faith.
] And the law is not of faith: but, The man
that doeth them shall live in them.
] Christ hath redeemed us from
the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is
every one that hangeth on a tree:
] That the blessing of Abraham
might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the
promise of the Spirit through faith.
] Brethren, I speak after the
manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man
disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
] Now to Abraham and his seed were
the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to
thy seed, which is Christ.
] And this I say, that the covenant,
that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and
thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none
] For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of
promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
] Wherefore then
serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should
come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of
] Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is
] Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for
if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness
should have been by the law.
] But the scripture hath concluded all
under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that
] But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut
up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified
] But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a
] For ye are all the children of God by faith in
] For as many of you as have been baptized into
Christ have put on Christ.
] There is neither Jew nor Greek, there
is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one
in Christ Jesus.
] And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's
seed, and heirs according to the promise.
] Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child,
differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
] But is
under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the
] But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth
his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
] To redeem them that
were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your
hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
] Wherefore thou art no more a
servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through
] Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto
them which by nature are no gods.
] But now, after that ye have
known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and
beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
observe days, and months, and times, and years.
] I am afraid of
you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
] Brethren, I
beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye have not injured me at
] Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the
gospel unto you at the first.
] And my temptation which was in my
flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as
] Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I
bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your
own eyes, and have given them to me.
] Am I therefore become your
enemy, because I tell you the truth?
] They zealously affect you,
but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect
] But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good
thing, and not only when I am present with you.
] My little
children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in
] I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice;
for I stand in doubt of you.
] Tell me, ye that desire to be under
the law, do ye not hear the law?
] For it is written, that Abraham
had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the
freewoman was by promise.
] Which things are an allegory: for these
are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage,
which is Agar.
] For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and
answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her
] But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the
mother of us all.
] For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that
bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate
hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
] Now we,
brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
] But as then
he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit,
even so it is now.
] Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast
out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir
with the son of the freewoman.
] So then, brethren, we are not
children of the bondwoman, but of the free.
] Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ
hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of
] Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised,
Christ shall profit you nothing.
] For I testify again to every man
that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the
law; ye are fallen from grace.
] For we through the Spirit wait for
the hope of righteousness by faith.
] For in Jesus Christ neither
circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by
] Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey
] This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth
] A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded:
but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he
] And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet
suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.
would they were even cut off which trouble you.
] For, brethren, ye
have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the
flesh, but by love serve one another.
] For all the law is
fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as
] But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye
be not consumed one of another.
] This I say then, Walk in the
Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
] For the
flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these
are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye
] But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the
] Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these;
Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions,
] Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such
like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that
they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,
] Meekness, temperance: against such there is no
] And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the
affections and lusts.
] If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk
in the Spirit.
] Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking
one another, envying one another.
] Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which
are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering
thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
] Bear ye one another's burdens,
and so fulfil the law of Christ.
] For if a man think himself to be
something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
] But let every
man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and
not in another.
] For every man shall bear his own
] Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him
that teacheth in all good things.
] Be not deceived; God is not
mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that
soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we
] As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto
all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own
] As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they
constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for
the cross of Christ.
] For neither they themselves who are
circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may
glory in your flesh.
] But God forbid that I should glory, save in
the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and
I unto the world.
] For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision
availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
] And as
many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the
Israel of God.
] From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear
in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
] Brethren, the grace of
our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.