Galatians 2:15-21 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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15 We are Jews by birth. We are not "non-Jewish sinners." 15 "We who are Jews by birth and not 'Gentile sinners'
16 We know that no one is made right with God by obeying the law. It is by believing in Jesus Christ. So we too have put our faith in Christ Jesus. That is so we can be made right with God by believing in Christ, not by obeying the law. No one can be made right with God by obeying the law. 16 know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified.
17 We are trying to be made right with God through Christ. But it is clear that we are sinners. So does that mean that Christ causes us to sin? Certainly not! 17 "If, while we seek to be justified in Christ, it becomes evident that we ourselves are sinners, does that mean that Christ promotes sin? Absolutely not!
18 Suppose I build again what I had destroyed. Then I prove that I break the Law. 18 If I rebuild what I destroyed, I prove that I am a lawbreaker.
19 Because of the law, I died as far as the law is concerned. I died so that I might live for God. 19 For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God.
20 I have been crucified with Christ. I don't live any longer. Christ lives in me. My faith in the Son of God helps me to live my life in my body. He loved me. He gave himself for me. 20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
21 I do not get rid of the grace of God. What if a person could become right with God by obeying the law? Then Christ died for nothing! 21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!"