Galatians 5 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Christ has set us free for freedom. Therefore, stand firm and don't submit to the bondage of slavery again. 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, am telling you that if you have yourselves circumcised, having Christ won't help you. 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 Again I swear to every man who has himself circumcised that he is required to do 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 people who are trying to be made righteous by the Law have been estranged from Christ. 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 eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness through the Spirit by faith. 5 But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope.
6 Being circumcised or not being circumcised doesn't matter in Christ Jesus, but faith working through love does matter. 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 stopped 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 line of reasoning doesn't come from the one who calls you. 8 That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you.
9 A little yeast works through the whole lump of dough. 9 "A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough."
10 I'm convinced about you in the Lord that you won't think any other way. But the one who is confusing you will pay the penalty, whoever that 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 Brothers and sisters, if I'm still preaching circumcision, why am I still being harassed? In that case, the offense of the cross would be canceled. 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 upsetting you would castrate themselves! 12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!
13 You were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only don't let this freedom be an opportunity to indulge your selfish impulses, but serve each other through 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 All the Law has been fulfilled in a single statement: 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 each other, be careful that you don't get eaten up by each other! 15 If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
16 I say be guided by the Spirit and you won't carry out your selfish desires. 16 So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
17 A person's selfish desires are set against the Spirit, and the Spirit is set against one's selfish desires. They are opposed to each other, so you shouldn't do whatever you want to do. 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 being led by the Spirit, you aren't under the Law. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.
19 The actions that are produced by selfish motives are obvious, since they include sexual immorality, moral corruption, doing whatever feels good, 19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
20 idolatry, drug use and casting spells, hate, fighting, obsession, losing your temper, competitive opposition, conflict, selfishness, group rivalry, 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions
21 jealousy, drunkenness, partying, and other things like that. I warn you as I have already warned you, that those who do these kinds of things won't inherit God's kingdom. 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, and self-control. There is no law against things like this. 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified self with its passions 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, let's follow the Spirit. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
26 Let's not become arrogant, make each other angry, or be jealous of each other. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.