Live in Freedom and Love One Another

1 For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.
2 Look! I, Paul, tell you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing!
3 And again I testify to every man who becomes circumcised, that he is under obligation to keep the whole law.
4 You are estranged from Christ, [you] who are attempting to be justified by the law; you have fallen from grace.
5 For through the Spirit by faith we eagerly await the hope of righteousness.
6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision, but faith working through love.
7 You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?
8 This persuasion [is] not from the one who calls you!
9 A little leaven leavens the whole batch of dough.
10 I have confidence in you in the Lord that you will think nothing different, but the one who is confusing you {will pay the penalty}, whoever he may be.
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}!