and recognizing1the grace that had been given to me, a2James and 3Cephas and John, who were 4reputed to be 5pillars, gave to me and 6Barnabas the 7rightbhand of fellowship, so that we might 8go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.
They only asked us to remember the poor -9the verything I also was eager to do.
But when10Cephascame to 11Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he cstood condemned.
For prior to the coming of certainmen from d12James, he used to 13eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he began to withdraw and holdhimselfaloof, 14fearingethe party of the circumcision.
The rest of the Jewsjoined him in hypocrisy, with the result that even15Barnabas was carriedaway by their hypocrisy.
But when I saw that they 16were not fstraightforwardabout17the truth of the gospel, I said to 18Cephas in the presence of all, "If you, being a Jew, 19livelike the Gentiles and not like the Jews, how is it that you compel the Gentiles to livelikeJews? g15
"We are 20Jews by nature and not 21sinners from among the Gentiles;
16neverthelessknowing that 22a man is not justified by the works of hthe Law but throughfaith in ChristJesus, even we have believed in ChristJesus, so that we may be justified by 23faith in Christ and not by the works of ithe Law; since24by the works of jthe Lawnokflesh will be justified.
"But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found25sinners, is Christthen a minister of sin? 26May it never be!
"For if I rebuildwhat I have once destroyed, I 27provemyself to be a transgressor.
"For throughlthe Law I 28died to mthe Law, so that I might live to God.