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1 Then after the space of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus with me. 1 Fourteen years later I went up again to Jerusalem, this time with Barnabas. I took Titus along also.
2 And I went up by revelation; and I put before them the good news which I was preaching among the Gentiles, but privately before those who were of good name, so that the work which I was or had been doing might not be without effect. 2 I went in response to a revelation and set before them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles. But I did this privately to those who seemed to be leaders, for fear that I was running or had run my race in vain.
3 But not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was made to undergo circumcision: 3 Yet not even Titus, who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, even though he was a Greek.
4 And that because of the false brothers let in secretly, who came searching out our free condition which we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might make servants of us; 4 [This matter arose] because some false brothers had infiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom we have in Christ Jesus and to make us slaves.
5 To whom we gave way not even for an hour; so that the true words of the good news might still be with you. 5 We did not give in to them for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might remain with you.
6 But from those who seemed to be important (whatever they were has no weight with me: God does not take man's person into account): those who seemed to be important gave nothing new to me; 6 As for those who seemed to be important--whatever they were makes no difference to me; God does not judge by external appearance--those men added nothing to my message.
7 But, quite the opposite, when they saw that I had been made responsible for preaching the good news to those without circumcision, even as Peter had been for those of the circumcision 7 On the contrary, they saw that I had been entrusted with the task of preaching the gospel to the Gentiles, just as Peter had been to the Jews.
8 (Because he who was working in Peter as the Apostle of the circumcision was working no less in me among the Gentiles); 8 For God, who was at work in the ministry of Peter as an apostle to the Jews, was also at work in my ministry as an apostle to the Gentiles.
9 When they saw the grace which was given to me, James and Cephas and John, who had the name of being pillars, gave to me and Barnabas their right hands as friends so that we might go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcision; 9 James, Peter and John, those reputed to be pillars, gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me. They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the Jews.
10 Only it was their desire that we would give thought to the poor; which very thing I had much in mind to do. 10 All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.
11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I made a protest against him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong. 11 When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong.
12 For before certain men came from James, he did take food with the Gentiles: but when they came, he went back and made himself separate, fearing those who were of the circumcision. 12 Before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group.
13 And the rest of the Jews went after him, so that even Barnabas was overcome by their false ways. 13 The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray.
14 But when I saw that they were not living uprightly in agreement with the true words of the good news, I said to Cephas before them all, If you, being a Jew, are living like the Gentiles, and not like the Jews, how will you make the Gentiles do the same as the Jews? 14 When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter in front of them all, "You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew. How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs?
15 We being Jews by birth, and not sinners of the Gentiles, 15 "We who are Jews by birth and not 'Gentile sinners'
16 Being conscious that a man does not get righteousness by the works of the law, but through faith in Jesus Christ, we had faith in Christ Jesus, so that we might get righteousness by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the law: because by the works of the law will no flesh get righteousness. 16 know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified.
17 But if, while we were desiring to get righteousness through Christ, we ourselves were seen to be sinners, is Christ a servant of sin? In no way! 17 "If, while we seek to be justified in Christ, it becomes evident that we ourselves are sinners, does that mean that Christ promotes sin? Absolutely not!
18 For if I put up again those things which I gave to destruction, I am seen to be a wrongdoer. 18 If I rebuild what I destroyed, I prove that I am a lawbreaker.
19 For I, through the law, have become dead to the law, so that I might be living to God. 19 For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God.
20 I have been put to death on the cross with Christ; still I am living; no longer I, but Christ is living in me; and that life which I now am living in the flesh I am living by faith, the faith of the Son of God, who in love for me, gave himself up for me. 20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
21 I do not make the grace of God of no effect: because if righteousness is through the law, then Christ was put to death for nothing. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!"