101I have confidence in the Lord that you will 2take no other view than mine, and 3the one who is troubling you will bear the penalty, whoever he is.
But if I, brothers,a still preachb circumcision, 4why am I still being persecuted? In that case 5the offense of the cross has been removed.
I wish 6those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves!
For you were called to freedom, brothers. 7Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love 8serve one another.
For 9the whole law is fulfilled in one word: 10"You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
But if you 11bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.
But I say, 12walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify 13the desires of the flesh.
For 14the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, 15to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
But if you are 16led by the Spirit, 17you are not under the law.
Now 18the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,
idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, 19divisions,