Galatians 5:8-18 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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8 The One who chooses you does not keep you from obeying the truth. 8 That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you.
9 You should know that "just a little yeast works its way through the whole batch of dough." 9 "A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough."
10 The Lord makes me certain that you will not think in any other way. The one who has gotten you all mixed up will pay the price. It doesn't matter who that may be. 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 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.