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Galatians 5:11-21 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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11 Brothers and sisters, I am not still preaching that people must be circumcised. If I were, why am I still being opposed? If that were what I preach, then the cross wouldn't upset anyone. 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 So then, what about troublemakers who try to get others to be circumcised? I wish they would go the whole way! I wish they would cut off everything that marks them as men! 12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!
13 My brothers and sisters, you were chosen to be free. But don't use your freedom as an excuse to live in sin. Instead, serve one another in love. 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 The whole law can be found in a single command. "Love your neighbor as you love yourself."#1(Leviticus 19:18)#2 14 The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
15 You must not keep on biting each other. You must not keep eating each other up. Watch out! You might destroy each other. 15 If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
16 So I say, live by the Holy Spirit's power. Then you will not do what your sinful nature wants you to do. 16 So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
17 The sinful nature does not want what the Spirit delights in. And the Spirit does not want what the sinful nature delights in. The two are at war with each other. That's what makes you do what you don't want to do. 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 under the authority of the law. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.
19 What the sinful nature does is clear. It enjoys sexual sins, impure acts and wild living. 19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
20 It worships statues of gods. It also worships evil powers. It is full of hatred and fighting. It is full of jealousy and fits of anger. It is interested only in getting ahead. It stirs up trouble. It separates people into their own little groups. 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions
21 It wants what others have. It gets drunk and takes part in wild parties. It does many things of that kind. I warn you now as I did before. People who live like that will not receive God's kingdom. 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.