Galatians 5:7-17 (New International Version)

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7 You were running a good race.1 Who cut in on you2 and kept you from obeying the truth? 8 That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you.3 9 "A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough."4 10 I am confident5 in the Lord that you will take no other view.6 The one who is throwing you into confusion7 will pay the penalty, whoever he may be. 11 Brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted?8 In that case the offense9 of the cross has been abolished. 12 As for those agitators,10 I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves! 13 You, my brothers, were called to be free.11 But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful naturea;12 rather, serve one another13 in love. 14 The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."b14 15 If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.

Life by the Spirit

16 So I say, live by the Spirit,15 and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.16 17 For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature.17 They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.18
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