1Thenfourteenyearsafter I went upagaintoJerusalemwithBarnabas, and tookTitus with mealso.2And I went upbyrevelation,andcommunicated unto them that gospelwhich I preachamong the Gentiles,butprivatelyato them which were of reputation , lest by any meansI should run , or had run , invain.3ButneitherTitus,who was withme,being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised :
4And that because of false brethren unawares brought in,who came in privily to spy outourlibertywhich we haveinChristJesus,that they might bringus into bondage :
To whom we gave place by subjection, no, notfor an hour;that the truth of the gospel might continuewithyou.6Butof these who seemed to besomewhat, (whatsoever theywere , it makethnomatter to me:Godacceptethnoman's person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference addednothing to me:7Butcontrariwise, when they sawthat the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me , as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;8
(For he that wrought effectually in Peterto the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in metoward the Gentiles:)
9And when James , Cephas,andJohn,whoseemed to bepillars,perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to meandBarnabas the right hands of fellowship;thatwe should go unto the heathen,andtheyunto the circumcision.10Only they would that we should remember the poor; the samewhichIalso was forward to do .
11ButwhenPeter was cometoAntioch, I withstoodhimto the face,because he was to be blamed .
12Forbefore that certaincamefromJames, he did eatwith the Gentiles:butwhen they were come , he withdrewandseparatedhimself,fearing them which were of the circumcision.13And the otherJewsdissembledlikewise with him;insomuch that Barnabasalso was carried away with theirdissimulation.14Butwhen I sawthat they walkednotuprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peterbefore them all,Ifthou,being a Jew,livest after the manner of Gentiles,andnot as do the Jews,why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews ?
15We who are Jews by nature,andnotsinnersof the Gentiles,16Knowingthat a manisnotjustifiedby the works of the law,butby the faith of JesusChrist,evenwe have believedinJesusChrist,that we might be justifiedby the faith of Christ,andnotby the works of the law:forby the works of the lawshallnoflesh be justified .
17Butif, while we seek to be justifiedbyChrist,weourselvesalso are foundsinners, is thereforeChrist the minister of sin? God forbid .
18Forif I buildagain the thingswhich I destroyed , I makemyself a transgressor.19ForIthrough the law am dead to the law,that I might live unto God.20
I am crucified with Christ:nevertheless I live ; yet notI,butChristlivethinme:and the life whichInowlivein the flesh I liveby the faith of the Son of God,wholovedme,andgavehimselfforme.21
I donotfrustrate the grace of God:forifrighteousness come by the law,thenChrist is dead in vain.