Galatians 5:1-12 GNT

1 Freedom is what we have - Christ has set us free! Stand, then, as free people, and do not allow yourselves to become slaves again.
2 Listen! I, Paul, tell you that if you allow yourselves to be circumcised, it means that Christ is of no use to you at all.
3 Once more I warn any man who allows himself to be circumcised that he is obliged to obey the whole Law.
4 Those of you who try to be put right with God by obeying the Law have cut yourselves off from Christ. You are outside God's grace.
5 As for us, our hope is that God will put us right with him; and this is what we wait for by the power of God's Spirit working through our faith.
6 For when we are in union with Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor the lack of it makes any difference at all; what matters is faith that works through love.
7 You were doing so well! Who made you stop obeying the truth? How did he persuade you?
8 It was not done by God, who calls you.
9 "It takes only a little yeast to make the whole batch of dough rise," as they say. 1

References for Galatians 5:9

    • 25 5:9 - 5.9 1 Co 5.6.
      10 But I still feel confident about you. Our life in union with the Lord makes me confident that you will not take a different view and that whoever is upsetting you will be punished by God.
      11 But as for me, my friends, if I continue to preach that circumcision is necessary, why am I still being persecuted? If that were true, then my preaching about the cross of Christ would cause no trouble.
      12 I wish that the people who are upsetting you would go all the way; let them go on and castrate themselves!