Galatians 5 NAS

Walk by the Spirit

1 1It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore 2keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a 3yoke of slavery.

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    • a 5:1 - Some authorities prefer to join with 4:31 and render "but with the freedom of the free woman Christ set us free"
      2 Behold I, 4Paul, say to you that if you receive 5circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit to you.

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      3 And I 6testify again to every man who receives 7circumcision, that he is under obligation to 8keep the whole Law.

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      4 You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have 9fallen from grace.

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      5 For we through the Spirit, by faith, are 10waiting for the hope of righteousness.

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        • c 5:5 - Lit "by"
        • d 5:5 - Lit "out of"
          7 You were 14running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth?

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          8 This persuasion did not come from 15Him who calls you.

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          9 16A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough.

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          10 17I have confidence in you in the Lord that you 18will adopt no other view; but the one who is 19disturbing you will bear his judgment, whoever * he is.

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          11 But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still 20persecuted? Then 21the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished.

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          12 I wish that 22those who are troubling you would even 23mutilate themselves.

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            • f 5:12 - Or "cut themselves off"
              13 For you were called to 24freedom, brethren; 25only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love 26serve one another.

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              14 For 27the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, "28YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."

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              15 But if you 29bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.

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              16 But I say, 30walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out 31the desire of the flesh.

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              17 For 32the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, 33so that you may not do the things that you please.

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                • g 5:17 - Lit "lusts against"
                • h 5:17 - Lit "wish"
                  18 But if you are 34led by the Spirit, 35you are not under the Law.

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                  19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: 36immorality, impurity, sensuality,

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                    • i 5:19 - I.e. sexual immorality
                      21 envying, 41drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not 42inherit the kingdom of God.

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                      22 But 43the fruit of the Spirit is 44love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

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                      23 gentleness, 45self-control; against such things 46there is no law.

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                      24 Now those who belong to 47Christ Jesus have 48crucified the flesh with its passions and 49desires.

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                        • k 5:24 - Lit "are of Christ Jesus"
                          25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk 50by the Spirit.

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                            • l 5:25 - Or "follow the Spirit"
                              26 Let us not become 51boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.

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