Galatians 5:1-15 ESV

Christ Has Set Us Free

1 For 1freedom Christ has 2set us free; 3stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to 4a yoke of 5slavery.

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      2 Look: I, Paul, say to you that 6if you accept circumcision, 7Christ will be of no advantage to you.

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          3 I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that 8he is obligated to keep the whole law.

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          4 You are 9severed from Christ, 10you who would be justifieda by the law; 11you have fallen away from grace.

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            • v 5:4 - Or counted righteous
              5 For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly 12wait for the hope of righteousness.

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              6 For in Christ Jesus 13neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but 14only faith working through love.

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              7 15You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying 16the truth?

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              8 This persuasion is not from 17him who calls you.

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              9 18A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

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              10 19I have confidence in the Lord that you will 20take no other view than mine, and 21the one who is troubling you will bear the penalty, whoever he is.

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                  11 But if I, brothers,b still preachc circumcision, 22why am I still being persecuted? In that case 23the offense of the cross has been removed.

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                    • w 5:11 - Or brothers and sisters; also verse 13
                    • x 5:11 - Greek proclaim
                      12 I wish 24those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves!

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                          13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. 25Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love 26serve one another.

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                          14 For 27the whole law is fulfilled in one word: 28"You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

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                              15 But if you 29bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.

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