Galatians 5

1 Therefore stand, firm in the freedom in which Christ made us free, and do not be held again in a yoke of bondage.

2 Behold, I Paul say to you*, that, if you* are circumcised, Christ will be profiting you* nothing. 3 Now, I am testifying again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is a debtor to practice the whole law. 4 You* have been done, away, with, cut off from the Christ, you* who are made righteous by the law; you* have fallen from the grace of God. 5 For* we are waiting for the hope of righteousness in a Spirit from faith. 6 For* neither circumcision nor uncircumcision prevails over anything in Christ Jesus, but faith working through love*. 7 You* were running well; who hindered you*, saying, The truth is not to be obeyed? 8 This persuasion is not from the one who is calling you*. 9 A little leaven leavens the whole batch. 10 I have confidence in you* in the Lord, that you* will not be mindful of another person and he who is disturbing you* will be bearing his judgment, whoever he is. 11 But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Consequently*, has the offense of the cross been done, away? 12 I wish, that those who are unsettling you* will even castrate themselves.

13 For* brethren, you* were called to freedom; only do not use your, your* freedom *for a starting, point for the flesh, but serve* one another through love*. 14 For* all the law is fulfilled in one word, in this:' You will love* your, your* neighbor like yourself.' {Lev. 19: 18} 15 But if you* are biting and devouring one another, beware, that you* may not be consumed by one another.

16 But I am saying, walk by the Spirit and you* may never* complete the lust of the flesh. 17 For* the flesh lusts against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh, and these lay in opposition to one another; in order that you* may not do these things which you* would wish. 18 But if you* are led by the Spirit, you* are not under the law.

19 Now the works of the flesh are apparent, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, unbridled, lusts, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostilities, strife, jealousies, furies, selfish ambitions, dissensions, sects, 21 envies, murders, drunkenness, revelings and things similar to these things; which I am telling to you* beforehand, also just, as I foretold to you*, that those who are practicing such things -- they will not be inheriting the kingdom of God!

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love*, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 meekness and self, control. There is no law against such. 24 But those who are of the Christ have crucified the flesh together with its passions and lusts.

25 If we are living in the Spirit, we should also march in the Spirit. 26 Do not become conceited, inflaming one another, envying one another.



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