Parallel Bible results for Galatians 5

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Galatians 5

NLT 1 So Christ has really set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don't get tied up again in slavery to the law. NIV 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. NLT 2 Listen! I, Paul, tell you this: If you are counting on circumcision to make you right with God, then Christ cannot help you. NIV 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. NLT 3 I'll say it again. If you are trying to find favor with God by being circumcised, you must obey all of the regulations in the whole law of Moses. NIV 3 Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. NLT 4 For if you are trying to make yourselves right with God by keeping the law, you have been cut off from Christ! You have fallen away from God's grace. NIV 4 You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. NLT 5 But we who live by the Spirit eagerly wait to receive everything promised to us who are right with God through faith. NIV 5 But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope. NLT 6 For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, it makes no difference to God whether we are circumcised or not circumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love. NIV 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. NLT 7 You were getting along so well. Who has interfered with you to hold you back from following the truth? NIV 7 You were running a good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth? NLT 8 It certainly isn't God, for he is the one who called you to freedom. NIV 8 That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you. NLT 9 But it takes only one wrong person among you to infect all the others -- a little yeast spreads quickly through the whole batch of dough! NIV 9 "A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough." NLT 10 I am trusting the Lord to bring you back to believing as I do about these things. God will judge that person, whoever it is, who has been troubling and confusing you. NIV 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. NLT 11 Dear brothers and sisters, if I were still preaching that you must be circumcised -- as some say I do -- why would the Jews persecute me? The fact that I am still being persecuted proves that I am still preaching salvation through the cross of Christ alone. NIV 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. NLT 12 I only wish that those troublemakers who want to mutilate you by circumcision would mutilate themselves. NIV 12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves! NLT 13 For you have been called to live in freedom -- not freedom to satisfy your sinful nature, but freedom to serve one another in love. NIV 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. NLT 14 For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: "Love your neighbor as yourself." NIV 14 The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself." NLT 15 But if instead of showing love among yourselves you are always biting and devouring one another, watch out! Beware of destroying one another. NIV 15 If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. NLT 16 So I advise you to live according to your new life in the Holy Spirit. Then you won't be doing what your sinful nature craves. NIV 16 So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. NLT 17 The old sinful nature loves to do evil, which is just opposite from what the Holy Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are opposite from what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, and your choices are never free from this conflict. NIV 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. NLT 18 But when you are directed by the Holy Spirit, you are no longer subject to the law. NIV 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law. NLT 19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, your lives will produce these evil results: sexual immorality, impure thoughts, eagerness for lustful pleasure, NIV 19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; NLT 20 idolatry, participation in demonic activities, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, divisions, the feeling that everyone is wrong except those in your own little group, NIV 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions NLT 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other kinds of sin. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. NIV 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. NLT 22 But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, NIV 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, NLT 23 gentleness, and self-control. Here there is no conflict with the law. NIV 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. NLT 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. NIV 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. NLT 25 If we are living now by the Holy Spirit, let us follow the Holy Spirit's leading in every part of our lives. NIV 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. NLT 26 Let us not become conceited, or irritate one another, or be jealous of one another. NIV 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.