Galatians 5:6-16 NIV

6 For in Christ Jesus1 neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value.2 The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.3

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7 You were running a good race.4 Who cut in on you5 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.6

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9 "A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough."7

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10 I am confident8 in the Lord that you will take no other view.9 The one who is throwing you into confusion10 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?11 In that case the offense12 of the cross has been abolished.

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12 As for those agitators,13 I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!

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      13 You, my brothers, were called to be free.14 But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful naturea;15 rather, serve one another16 in love.

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        • a 5:13 - Or "the flesh"; also in verses 16, 17, 19 and 24
          14 The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."b17

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          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,18 and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.19

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