Galatians 5 WNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Christ having made us gloriously free--stand fast and do not again be hampered with the 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 Remember that it is I Paul who tell you that if you receive circumcision Christ will avail 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 I once more protest to every man who receives circumcision that he is under obligation to obey the whole Law of Moses. 3 Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law.
4 Christ has become nothing to any of you who are seeking acceptance with God through the Law: you have fallen away from grace. 4 You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.
5 *We* have not, for through the Spirit we wait with longing hope for an acceptance with God which is to come through 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 is of any importance; but only 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 the race nobly! Who has interfered and caused you to swerve from the truth? 7 You were running a good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth?
8 No such teaching ever proceeded from Him who is calling you. 8 That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you.
9 A little yeast corrupts the whole of the dough. 9 "A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough."
10 For my part I have strong confidence in you in the Lord that you will adopt my view of the matter. But the man--be he who he may--who is troubling you, will have to bear the full weight of the judgement to be pronounced on him. 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 As for me, brethren, if I am still a preacher of circumcision, how is it that I am still suffering persecution? In that case the Cross has ceased to be a stumbling-block! 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 Would to God that those who are unsettling your faith would even mutilate themselves. 12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!
13 You however, brethren, were called to freedom. Only do not turn your freedom into an excuse for giving way to your lower natures; but become bondservants to one another in a spirit of love. 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 entire Law has been obeyed when you have kept the single precept, which says, "You are to love your fellow man equally with yourself." 14 The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
15 But if you are perpetually snarling and snapping at one another, beware lest you are destroyed by one another. 15 If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
16 This then is what I mean. Let your lives be guided by the Spirit, and then you will certainly not indulge the cravings of your lower natures. 16 So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
17 For the cravings of the lower nature are opposed to those of the Spirit, and the cravings of the Spirit are opposed to those of the lower nature; because these are antagonistic to each other, so that you cannot do everything to which you are inclined. 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 the Spirit is leading you, you are not subject to Law. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.
19 Now you know full well the doings of our lower natures. Fornication, impurity, indecency, idol-worship, sorcery; 19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
20 enmity, strife, jealousy, outbursts of passion, intrigues, dissensions, factions, envyings; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions
21 hard drinking, riotous feasting, and the like. And as to these I forewarn you, as I have already forewarned you, that those who are guilty of such things will have no share in 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 The Spirit, on the other hand, brings a harvest of love, joy, peace; patience towards others, kindness, benevolence; 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 good faith, meekness, self-restraint. 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
24 Against such things as these there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their lower nature with its passions and appetites. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
25 If we are living by the Spirit's power, let our conduct also be governed by the Spirit's power. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
26 Let us not become vain-glorious, challenging one another, envying one another. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.