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Galatians 5:1-12 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!