Galatians Chapter 5

New Testament / Epistle to the Galatians / Chapter 5

1-6 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Behold, I Paul say to you, that if you get circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. For I testify again to every man, who is circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law. Christ has become of no effect to you, whosoever of you who attempt to be justified by the law; you have fallen from grace. For we, through the Spirit, wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. For in Jesus Christ, neither circumcision avails anything nor uncircumcision; but faith that works by love.

7-10 You did run well. Who did hinder you that you should not obey the truth? This persuasion comes not from him, who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump. I have confidence in you through the Lord, that you will not be otherwise minded, but he who troubles you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he is.

11-12 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution? Then the offense of the cross has ceased. I would that those who trouble you were even cut off.

13-15 For, brethren, you have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but in love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. But if you bite and devour one another, beware that you do not consume one another.

16-18 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh; these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things you should. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, contentions, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

22-26 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance; against such, there is no law. And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not desire vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

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