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Galatians 2

NCV 1 After fourteen years I went to Jerusalem again, this time with Barnabas. I also took Titus with me. NIV 1 Then after fourteen years, I went up again to Jerusalem, this time with Barnabas. I took Titus along also. NCV 2 I went because God showed me I should go. I met with the believers there, and in private I told their leaders the Good News that I preach to the non-Jewish people. I did not want my past work and the work I am now doing to be wasted. NIV 2 I went in response to a revelation and, meeting privately with those esteemed as leaders, I presented to them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles. I wanted to be sure I was not running and had not been running my race in vain. NCV 3 Titus was with me, but he was not forced to be circumcised, even though he was a Greek. NIV 3 Yet not even Titus, who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, even though he was a Greek. NCV 4 We talked about this problem because some false believers had come into our group secretly. They came in like spies to overturn the freedom we have in Christ Jesus. They wanted to make us slaves. NIV 4 This matter arose because some false believers had infiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom we have in Christ Jesus and to make us slaves. NCV 5 But we did not give in to those false believers for a minute. We wanted the truth of the Good News to continue for you. NIV 5 We did not give in to them for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you. NCV 6 Those leaders who seemed to be important did not change the Good News that I preach. (It doesn't matter to me if they were "important" or not. To God everyone is the same.) NIV 6 As for those who were held in high esteem—whatever they were makes no difference to me; God does not show favoritism—they added nothing to my message. NCV 7 But these leaders saw that I had been given the work of telling the Good News to those who are not Jewish, just as Peter had the work of telling the Jews. NIV 7 On the contrary, they recognized that I had been entrusted with the task of preaching the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been to the circumcised. NCV 8 God gave Peter the power to work as an apostle for the Jewish people. But he also gave me the power to work as an apostle for those who are not Jews. NIV 8 For God, who was at work in Peter as an apostle to the circumcised, was also at work in me as an apostle to the Gentiles. NCV 9 James, Peter, and John, who seemed to be the leaders, understood that God had given me this special grace, so they accepted Barnabas and me. They agreed that they would go to the Jewish people and that we should go to those who are not Jewish. NIV 9 James, Cephas and John, those esteemed as pillars, gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me. They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcised. NCV 10 The only thing they asked us was to remember to help the poor -- something I really wanted to do. NIV 10 All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along. NCV 11 When Peter came to Antioch, I challenged him to his face, because he was wrong. NIV 11 When Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. NCV 12 Peter ate with the non-Jewish people until some Jewish people sent from James came to Antioch. When they arrived, Peter stopped eating with those who weren't Jewish, and he separated himself from them. He was afraid of the Jews. NIV 12 For before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group. NCV 13 So Peter was a hypocrite, as were the other Jewish believers who joined with him. Even Barnabas was influenced by what these Jewish believers did. NIV 13 The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray. NCV 14 When I saw they were not following the truth of the Good News, I spoke to Peter in front of them all. I said, "Peter, you are a Jew, but you are not living like a Jew. You are living like those who are not Jewish. So why do you now try to force those who are not Jewish to live like Jews?" NIV 14 When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in front of them all, “You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew. How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs? NCV 15 We were not born as non-Jewish "sinners," but as Jews. NIV 15 “We who are Jews by birth and not sinful Gentiles NCV 16 Yet we know that a person is made right with God not by following the law, but by trusting in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus, that we might be made right with God because we trusted in Christ. It is not because we followed the law, because no one can be made right with God by following the law. NIV 16 know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified. NCV 17 We Jews came to Christ, trying to be made right with God, and it became clear that we are sinners, too. Does this mean that Christ encourages sin? No! NIV 17 “But if, in seeking to be justified in Christ, we Jews find ourselves also among the sinners, doesn’t that mean that Christ promotes sin? Absolutely not! NCV 18 But I would really be wrong to begin teaching again those things that I gave up. NIV 18 If I rebuild what I destroyed, then I really would be a lawbreaker. NCV 19 It was the law that put me to death, and I died to the law so that I can now live for God. NIV 19 “For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. NCV 20 I was put to death on the cross with Christ, and I do not live anymore -- it is Christ who lives in me. I still live in my body, but I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself to save me. NIV 20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. NCV 21 By saying these things I am not going against God's grace. Just the opposite, if the law could make us right with God, then Christ's death would be useless. NIV 21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”

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