Parallel Bible results for Galatians 5:1-12

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Galatians 5:1-12

MSG 1 Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you. 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. MSG 2 I am emphatic about this. The moment any one of you submits to circumcision or any other rule-keeping system, at that same moment Christ's hard-won gift of freedom is squandered. 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. MSG 3 I repeat my warning: The person who accepts the ways of circumcision trades all the advantages of the free life in Christ for the obligations of the slave life of the law. NIV 3 Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. MSG 4 I suspect you would never intend this, but this is what happens. When you attempt to live by your own religious plans and projects, you are cut off from Christ, you fall out of grace. NIV 4 You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. MSG 5 Meanwhile we expectantly wait for a satisfying relationship with the Spirit. NIV 5 For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope. MSG 6 For in Christ, neither our most conscientious religion nor disregard of religion amounts to anything. What matters is something far more interior: faith expressed 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. MSG 7 You were running superbly! Who cut in on you, deflecting you from the true course of obedience? NIV 7 You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth? MSG 8 This detour doesn't come from the One who called you into the race in the first place. NIV 8 That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you. MSG 9 And please don't toss this off as insignificant. It only takes a minute amount of yeast, you know, to permeate an entire loaf of bread. NIV 9 “A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.” MSG 10 Deep down, the Master has given me confidence that you will not defect. But the one who is upsetting you, whoever he is, will bear the divine judgment. NIV 10 I am confident in the Lord that you will take no other view. The one who is throwing you into confusion, whoever that may be, will have to pay the penalty. MSG 11 As for the rumor that I continue to preach the ways of circumcision (as I did in those pre-Damascus Road days), that is absurd. Why would I still be persecuted, then? If I were preaching that old message, no one would be offended if I mentioned the Cross now and then - it would be so watered-down it wouldn't matter one way or the other. NIV 11 Brothers and sisters, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been abolished. MSG 12 Why don't these agitators, obsessive as they are about circumcision, go all the way and castrate themselves! NIV 12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!

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