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Galatians 5:1-12 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand fast 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 Now I, Paul, say to you that if you receive 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 receives circumcision that he is bound 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 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 is of any avail, but 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 he who is troubling you will bear his judgment, 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, brethren, still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? In that case the stumbling block 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 mutilate themselves! 12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!