Galatians 5:2-12 NIV

2 Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised,1 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.2

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      4 You who are trying to be justified by law3 have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.4

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

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      6 For in Christ Jesus6 neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value.7 The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.8

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      7 You were running a good race.9 Who cut in on you10 and kept you from obeying the truth?

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      8 That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you.11

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      9 "A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough."12

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      10 I am confident13 in the Lord that you will take no other view.14 The one who is throwing you into confusion15 will pay the penalty, whoever he may be.

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      11 Brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted?16 In that case the offense17 of the cross has been abolished.

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      12 As for those agitators,18 I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!

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