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Galatians 5:11-21

NIRV 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. 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. NIRV 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! NIV 12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves! NIRV 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. 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. NIRV 14 The whole law can be found in a single command. "Love your neighbor as you love yourself."(Leviticus 19:18) NIV 14 The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself." NIRV 15 You must not keep on biting each other. You must not keep eating each other up. Watch out! You might destroy each other. NIV 15 If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. NIRV 16 So I say, live by the Holy Spirit's power. Then you will not do what your sinful nature wants you to do. NIV 16 So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. NIRV 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. 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. NIRV 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the authority of the law. NIV 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law. NIRV 19 What the sinful nature does is clear. It enjoys sexual sins, impure acts and wild living. NIV 19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; NIRV 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. NIV 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions NIRV 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. 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.