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Galatians 5 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. 1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
2 Look! I, Paul, tell you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing! 2 Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all.
3 And again I testify to every man who becomes circumcised, that he is under obligation to keep the whole law. 3 Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law.
4 You are estranged from Christ, [you] who are attempting to be justified by the law; you have fallen from grace. 4 You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.
5 For through the Spirit by faith we eagerly await the hope of righteousness. 5 But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope.
6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision, but faith working through love. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
7 You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? 7 You were running a good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth?
8 This persuasion [is] not from the one who calls you! 8 That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you.
9 A little leaven leavens the whole batch of dough. 9 "A little yeast works through 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. 10 I am confident in the Lord that you will take no other view. The one who is throwing you into confusion 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. 11 Brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been abolished.
12 I wish that the ones who are disturbing you would also {castrate themselves}! 12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!
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. 13 You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.
14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." 14 The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
15 But if you bite and devour one another, watch out [that] you are not consumed by one another. 15 If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
16 But I say, live by the Spirit, and you will never carry out the desire of the flesh. 16 So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
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]. 17 For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.
18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.
19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are sexual immorality, impurity, licentiousness, 19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, factions, 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, 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. 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness, self control. Against such things [there] is no law. 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
24 Now those {who belong to Christ} have crucified the flesh together with its feelings and its desires. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
25 If we live by the Spirit, we must also follow the Spirit. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
26 We must not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.