Galatians 5:8-18 NIV

8 That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you.1

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9 "A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough."2

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10 I am confident3 in the Lord that you will take no other view.4 The one who is throwing you into confusion5 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?6 In that case the offense7 of the cross has been abolished.

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12 As for those agitators,8 I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!

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      13 You, my brothers, were called to be free.9 But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful naturea;10 rather, serve one another11 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."b12

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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,13 and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.14

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              17 For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature.15 They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.16

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              18 But if you are led by the Spirit,17 you are not under law.18

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