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Galatians 5 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit 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, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to 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 I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated 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 severed from Christ, you who would be justified by 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 For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for 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 nor uncircumcision counts for anything, 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 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 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 the Lord that you will take no other view than mine, and the one who is troubling you will bear the penalty, 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 But if I, brothers, still preach circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed. 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 those who unsettle you would emasculate 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 use your freedom 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 the whole law is fulfilled in one word: "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, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires 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 desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things 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 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: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions
21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do 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 And those who belong to Christ Jesus 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 by the Spirit, let us also walk by 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.