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Galatians 5:11-21 (Lexham English Bible)

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11 Now, brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished. 12 I wish that the ones who are disturbing you would also {castrate themselves}a! 13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not let your freedom [become] an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."b 15 But if you bite and devour one another, watch out [that] you are not consumed by one another.

Live by the Spirit and Reject the Deeds of the Flesh

16 But I say, live by the Spirit, and you will never carry out the desire of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh, for these are in opposition to one another, so that whatever you want, you may not do these [things]. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are sexual immorality, impurity, licentiousness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, factions, 21 envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, [things] which I am telling you [in advance], just as I said before, that the ones who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
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