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Galatians 5 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. 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 Indeed I, Paul, say to 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 I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor 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 have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by 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 we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. 5 But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope.
6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, 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 ran 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 does not come from Him who calls you. 8 That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you.
9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump. 9 "A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough."
10 I have confidence in you, in the Lord, that you will have no other mind; but he who troubles you shall bear his judgment, whoever he is. 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 And I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution? Then the offense of the cross has ceased. 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 could wish that those who trouble you would even cut themselves off! 12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!
13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as 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 all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "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, beware lest you be 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 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust 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 lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 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 works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions
21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those 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, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
24 And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.