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Galatians 5:1-6 NIV

Freedom in Christ

1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

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2 Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all.

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      3 Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law.

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      4 You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.

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      5 For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope.

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      6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

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      • a 5:13 - In contexts like this, the Greek word for "flesh" ("sarx" ) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verses 16, 17, 19 and 24; and in 6:8.
      • b 5:14 - Lev. 19:18
      • c 5:17 - Or "you do not do what"