1a1It was for freedom that Christset us free; therefore2keep standingfirm and do not be subjectagain to a 3yoke of slavery.
2Behold I, 4Paul, say to you that if you receive5circumcision, Christ will be of nobenefit to you.
And I 6testifyagain to everyman who receives7circumcision, that he is underobligation to 8keep the wholeLaw.
You have been severed from Christ, you whobare seeking to be justified by law; you have 9fallen from grace.
For we cthrough the Spirit, dby faith, are 10waiting for the hope of righteousness.
For in 11ChristJesus12neithercircumcisionnoruncircumcisionmeansanything, but 13faithworkingthroughlove.
You were 14runningwell; whohindered you from obeying the truth?
8Thispersuasion did not come from 15Him who calls you.
916A littleleavenleavens the wholelump of dough.
1017I haveconfidenceein you in the Lord that you 18will adoptnootherview; but the one who is 19disturbing you will bear his judgment, whoever he is.
But I, brethren, if I stillpreachcircumcision, why am I still20persecuted? Then21the stumblingblock of the cross has been abolished.
I wish that 22those who are troubling you would evenf23mutilate themselves.