Stand fasttherefore in the libertywherewithChrist hath madeusfree , andbenotentangledagain with the yoke of bondage.2Behold,IPaulsay unto you,thatif ye be circumcised , Christ shall profityounothing.3For I testifyagain to everyman that is circumcised , that he is a debtor to do the wholelaw.4Christ is become of no effect unto you , whosoever of you are justifiedby the law; ye are fallen fromgrace.5Forwe through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousnessbyfaith.6ForinJesusChristneithercircumcisionavaileth any thing,noruncircumcision;butfaith which workethbylove.7
Ye did runwell;who did hinderyoua that ye shouldnotobey the truth?8
This persuasion cometh notof him that callethyou.9
A littleleavenleaveneth the wholelump.10I have confidenceinyouthrough the Lord,that ye will benoneotherwiseminded : but he that troublethyou shall bear his judgment,whosoever he be .
11AndI,brethren,ifIyetpreachcircumcision,why do Iyet suffer persecution ? thenis the offence of the crossceased .
I would they wereeven cut off which troubleyou.13For,brethren,ye have been calleduntoliberty;only use notlibertyfor an occasion to the flesh,butbyloveserve one another.14Forall the law is fulfilledinoneword, even in this; Thou shalt lovethyneighbourasthyself.15Butif ye biteanddevour one another, take heed that ye benotconsumedoneofanother.16
This I saythen,Walk in the Spirit,and ye shallnotfulfil the lust of the flesh.17For the fleshlustethagainst the Spirit,and the Spiritagainst the flesh:andthese are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannotdo the thingsthatyewould .
18Butif ye be led of the Spirit, ye arenotunder the law.19Now the works of the flesharemanifest,whichare these; Adultery,fornication,uncleanness,lasciviousness,20Idolatry,witchcraft,hatred,variance,emulations,wrath,strife,seditions,heresies,21Envyings,murders,drunkenness,revellings,andsuchlike: of the which I tellyoubefore , as I havealso told you in time past , that they which do such thingsshallnotinherit the kingdom of God.22But the fruit of the Spiritislove,joy,peace,longsuffering,gentleness,goodness,faith,23Meekness,temperance:againstsuch there isnolaw.24And they that areChrist's have crucified the fleshwith the affectionsbandlusts.25If we live in the Spirit, let usalsowalk in the Spirit.26
Let usnotbe desirous of vain glory,provoking one another,envying one another.