Galatians 5 NRS/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 Listen! I, Paul, am telling you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no benefit 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 Once again I testify to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obliged to obey the entire law. 3 Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law.
4 You who want to be justified by the law have cut yourselves off 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 For through the Spirit, by faith, we 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; the only thing that counts is 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 prevented 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 Such persuasion does not 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 leavens the whole batch of dough. 9 "A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough."
10 I am confident about you in the Lord that you will not think otherwise. But whoever it is that is confusing you will pay the penalty. 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 my friends, why am I still being persecuted if I am still preaching circumcision? 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 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 and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to 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 summed up in a single commandment, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." 14 The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
15 If, however, you bite and devour one another, take care 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 Live by the Spirit, I say, and do 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 what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you want. 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 subject to the law. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are obvious: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, 19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions, 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions
21 envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. I am warning you, as I warned you before: 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 By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, 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 such things. 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 be guided by the Spirit. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
26 Let us not become conceited, competing against one another, envying one another. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.