Galatians 5:1-6 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. 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 Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing. 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 And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor 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 have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen 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 we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. 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 avails anything, 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.