Modern Literal Version
[Galatians 2]




     2:1 Thereafter, I went up again to Jerusalem after fourteen years with Barnabas, also taking Titus together with me. {Acts 15}2:2 But I went up according to revelation, and I myself submitted to them the good-news which I am preaching among the Gentiles, (but privately before those of repute), lest I might be running or had run in vain.



     2:3 But not even Titus who was together with me, being a Greek, was urged to be circumcised.2:4 But it was because of false brethren who were smuggled in, who entered in beside us to spy out our freedom which we have in Christ Jesus, in order that they might enslave us; 2:5 to whom, even for an hour, we did not yield to their subjection; in order that the truth of the good-news might remain with youĎ.



     2:6 Now they did not contribute anything to me, that is from those of repute and from those reputed to be something (what sort of person they were previously, carries nothing of any-value to me; God does not accept the countenance of man). 2:7 But instead, when* they saw that I had been entrusted with the good-news of the uncircumcision, just-as Peter that of the circumcision2:8 (for* he who worked in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision also worked in me to the Gentiles). 2:9 And having known the grace which was given to me, James and Cephas and John, (those reputed to be pillars), gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that* indeed we should go to the Gentiles but they should go to the circumcision, 2:10adding only that* we should remember the poor; which I was diligent also to do this same thing.




     2:11 But when Peter came to Antioch, I stood against him to his face, because he was being condemned. 2:12 For* he was eating together with the Gentiles before some came from James. But when they came, he was retreating back and separating* himself, fearing those who were from the circumcision. 2:13 And the rest of the Jews were also hypocrites together with him; so-that even Barnabas was led away with their hypocrisy. 2:14 But when I saw that they are not beingstraightforward according to the truth of the good-news, I said to Peter before them all, If you, being* a Jew, are living like a Gentile and not like a Jew, why do you urge the Gentiles to live like Jews?



     2:15 We are Jews by nature and not sinners from the Gentiles; 2:16 knowing that a man is not made righteous from the works of the law, if it is not through the faith of Jesus Christ. Also we believed in Christ Jesus, in order that we might be made righteous from our faith in Christ and not from the works of the law, because no flesh will be made righteous from the works of the law.



     2:17 But if seeking to be made righteous in Christ; if we ourselves were also found to besinners, is then Christ a servant of sin? Let it not happen! 2:18 For* if I build up again those things which I have torn-down, I establish myself as a transgressor. 2:19 For* through the law I died tothe law, in order that I might live to God.



     2:20 I have been crucified together with Christ. I am now no longer living, but Christ is living in me and that life which I am now living in the flesh, I am living in faith, the faith which is of the Son of God, who loved* me and gave himself up on my behalf. 2:21 I am not nullifying the grace of God; for* if righteousness is through the law, consequently*, Christ died undeservedly.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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