28Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children of promise.29But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now.30Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? "Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman." 31So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman but of the free.
1Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.2Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing.3And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law.4You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.5For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.6For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.7You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?8This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you.9A little leaven leavens the whole lump.10I have confidence in you, in the Lord, that you will have no other mind; but he who troubles you shall bear his judgment, whoever he is.
54And when they came out of the boat, immediately the people recognized Him,55ran through that whole surrounding region, and began to carry about on beds those who were sick to wherever they heard He was.56Wherever He entered into villages, cities, or in the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well.
1Then the Pharisees and some of the scribes came together to Him, having come from Jerusalem.2Now when they saw some of His disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault.3For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands in a special way, holding the tradition of the elders.4When they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other things which they have received and hold, like the washing of cups, pitchers, copper vessels, and couches.5Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, "Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?"6He answered and said to them, "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: 'This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me.7And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.' 8"For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men--the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do."