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things myself a transgressor: am
11 But when Peter was come 18 For if I build again the to Antioch, I withstood him to things which I destroyed, I the face, because he was to be make myself a transgressor. blamed. ,
| 19 For I through the law, am 12 For before that certain dead to the law, that I might came from James, he did eat live unto God. with the Gentiles: but when 20 I am crucified with Christ: they were come he withdrew, nevertheless I live : yet not I, and separated himself, fearing but Christ liveth in me: and them which were of the circum. || the life which I now live in the cision.
flesh, I live by the faith of the 13 And the other Jews dis Son of God, who loved me, sembled likewise with him ; in- and gave himself for me. somuch that Barnabas also was || 21 I do not frustrate the grace carried away with their dissi- of God; for if righteousness mulation.
come by the law, then Christ is 14 But when I saw that they dead in vain. walked not uprightly, accord. ing to the truth of the gospel,
CHAP. III. I said unto Peter "before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest
JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH. after the manner of Gentiles, O FOOLISH Galatians, who and not as do the Jews, why hath bewitched you, that ye compellest thou the Gentiles to should not obey the truth, belive as do the Jews ?
fore whose eyes Jesus Christ 15 We who are Jews by na- hath been evidently set forth, ture, and not sinners of the Gen- crucified among you ? tiles,
1 2 This only would I learn of 16 Knowing that a man is not you : Received ye the Spirit by justified by the works of the the works of the law, or by the law, but by the faith of Jesus hearing of faith? Christ; even we have believed 3 Are ye so foolish? having in Jesus Christ, that we might begun in the Spirit, are ye now be justified by the faith of Christ, made perfect by the flesh ? and not by the works of the 4 Have ye suffered so many law : for by the works of the things in vain? if it be yet in law shall no flesh be justified. | vain.
17 But if, while we seek to be 5 He, therefore, that ministerjustified by Christ, we ourselveseth to you the Spirit, and workalso are found sinners, is there. eth miracles among you, doeth fore Christ the minister of sin? | be it by the works of the law, or God forbid.
| by the hearing of faith?
USTIFICATION BY FAITH.
6 Even as Abraham believed | but a man's covenant, yet if it God, and it was accounted to be confirmed, no man disannulhim for righteousness.
| leth, or addeth thereto. 7 Know ye, therefore, that | 16 Now, to Abraham and his they which are of faith, the seed were the promises made. same are the children of Abra- | He saith not, And to seeds, hain.
as of many; but as of one, And 8 And the scripture, foresee to thy seed, which is Christ. ing that God would justify the 17 And this I say, that the heathen through faith, preach-covenant, that was confirmed ed before the gospel unto Abra- | before of God in Christ, the ham, saying, In thee shall all law, which was four hundred nations be blessed.
and thirty years after, cannot 9 So then, they which be of disannul, that it should make faith, are blessed with faithful the promise of none effect. Abraham.
18 For if the inheritance be of 10 For as many as are of the the law, it is no more of proworks of the law, are under the mise : but God gave it to Abra. curse : for it is written, Cursed ham by promise. is every one that continueth not 19 Wherefore then serveth the in all things which are written law? It was added because of in the book of the law to do transgressions, till the seed them.
should come, to whom the pro11 But that no man is justifi- || mise was made ; and it was ored by the law in the sight of dained by angels in the hand of God, it is evident: for, The || a mediator. just shall live by faith.
20 Now, a mediator is not a 12 And the law is not of faith: mediator of one; but God is but, The man that doeth them one. shall live in them.
21 Is the law then against the 13 Christ hath redeemed us promises of God? God forbid : from the curse of the law, be for if there had been a law giving made a curse for us : for en which could have given life, it is written, Cursed is every | verily righteousness should have one that hangeth on a tree; been by the law.
14 That the blessing of Abra | 22 But the scripture hath con. ham might come on the Gen- cluded all under sin, that the tiles through Jesus Christ ; that promise by faith of Jesus Christ we might receive the promise of might be given to them that the Spirit through faith. . | believe.
15 Brethren, I speak after the 23 But before faith came, we manner of men; Though it be were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should || under the law, that we might afterwards be revealed.
receive the adoption of sons. 24 Wherefore the law was our 6 And, because ye are sons, schoolmaster, to bring us unto | God hath sent forth the Spirit Christ, that we might be justi. of his Son into your hearts, fied by faith.
crying, Abba, Father. 25 But after that faith is come, 7 Wherefore thou art no more we are no longer under a school- | a servant, but a son; and if master.
a son, then an heir of God 26 For ye are all the children through Christ. of God, by faith in Christ Je- || 8 Howbeit then, when ye knew sus.
not God, ye did service unto 27 For as many of you as have them which by nature are no been baptized into Christ, have gods. put on Christ.
9 But now, after that ye have 28 There is neither Jew nor known God, or rather are Greek, there is neither bond nor | known of God, how turn ye free, there is neither male nor | again to the weak and beggarly female : for ye are all one in elements, whereunto ye desire Christ Jesus.
again to be in bondage ? 29 And if ye be Christ's, then I 10 Ye observe days, and are ye Abraham's seed, and months, and times, and years. heirs according to the promise. || 11 I am afraid of you, lest I
have bestowed upon you labour CHAP. IV.
in vain. :
12 Brethren, I beseech you, CHRIST FREETH US FROM THE LAW.
be as I am ; for I am as ye are : NOW I say, that the heir, as ye have not injured me at all. long as he is a child, differeth 13 Ye know how, through in. nothing from a servant, though | firmity of the flesh, I preached he be lord of all ;
the gospel unto you at the first.. 2 But is under tutors and go. 14 And my temptation, which vernors until the time appoint- was in my flesh, ye despised ed of the father.
not, nor rejected ; but receiv3 Even so we, when we were | ed me as an angel of God, even children, were in bondage un- | as Christ Jesus. der the elements of the world : || 15 Where is then the blessed.
4 But when the fulness of the || ness ye spake of ? for I bear time was come, God sent forth you record, that, if it had been his Son, made of a woman, possible, ye would have pluckmade under the law,
ed out your own eyes, and have 5 To redeem them that were given them to me.
16 Am I, therefore, become 27 For it is written, Rejoice, your enemy, because I tell you thou barren that bearest not ; the truth?
break forth and cry, thou that 17 They zealously affect you, travailest not : for the desolate but not well; yea, they would hath many more children, than exclude you, that ye might af- || she which hath an husband. fect them.
28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac 18 But it is good to be zeal- | was, are the children of proously affected always in a good mise. thing, and not only when I am 29 But as then, he that was present with you.
born after the flesh, persecuted 19 My little children, of whom him that was born after the Spi. I travail in birth again, until rit, even so it is now. Christ be formed in you,
30 Nevertheless, what saith 20 I desire to be present the scripture? Cast out the with you now, and to change bond-woman and her son: for my voice ; for I stand in doubt the son of the bond-woman shall of you.
not be heir with the son of the 21 Tell me, ve that desire to free-woman. be under the law, do ye not hear 31 So then, brethren, we are the law ?
not children of the bond-wo22 For it is written, that, man, but of the free. Abraham had two sons; the one by a bond-maid, the other
CHAP. V. by a free-woman. 23 But he who was of the
THE LIBERTY OF THE bond-woman, was born after
GOSPEL. the flesh; but he of the freewoman, was by promise.
STAND fast, therefore, in 24 Which things are an allego- the liberty wherewith Christ ry: for these are the two cove-hath made us free, and be not nants; the one from the mount entangled again with the yoke Sinai, which gendereth to bon- of bondage. dage, which is Agar.
| 2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, 25 For this Agar is mount Sinai that if ye be circumcised, Christ in Arabia, and answereth to Je. shall profit you nothing. rusalem, which now is, and 3 For I testify again to every is in bondage with her child man that is circumcised, that dren.
he is a debtor to do the whole 26 But Jerusalem which is law. above, is free, which is the mo- |4 Christ is become of no effect ther of us all.
| unto you, whosoever of you are
justified by the law; ye are fallo | 17 For the flesh lusteth against en from grace.
the Spirit, and the Spirit against 5 For we, through the Spirit, the flesh : and these are contrawait for the hope of righteous- ry the one to the other; so that ness by faith.
ye cannot do the things that ye 6 For in Jesus Christ neither would. circumcision availeth any thing, ) 18 But if ye be led by the nor uncircumcision ; but faith, Spirit, ye are not under the which worketh by love.
| law. 7 Ye did run well; who did 19 Now the works of the flesh hinder you, that ye should not are manifest, which are these; obey the truth?
| Adultery, fornication, unclean8 This persuasion cometh not ness, lasciviousness, of him that calleth you.
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, 9 A little leaven leaveneth the variance, emulations, wrath, whole lump.
strife, seditions, heresies, 10 I have confidence in you 21 Envyings, murders, drunkthrough the Lord, that ye will enness, revellings, and such be none otherwise minded; but like: of the which I tell you he that troubleth you shall bear before, as I have also told you his judgment, whosoever he be. in time past, that they which do
11 And I, brethren, if I yet such things, shall not inherit the preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution ? then is 22 But the fruit of the Spithe offence of the cross ceased. rit is love, joy, peace, long
12 I would they were even cut suffering, gentleness, goodness, off which trouble you.
faith, 13 For, brethren, ye have been 23 Meekness, temperance : called unto liberty ; only use against such there is no law. not liberty for an occasion to 24 And they that are Christ's, the flesh, but by love serve one have crucified the flesh, with the another.
affections and lusts. 14 For all the law is fulfilled 25 If we live in the Spirit, let in one word, even in this, Thou us also walk in the Spirit. shalt love thy neighbour as thy- 26 Let us not be desirous of
vain-glory, provoking one ano15 But if ye bite and devour ther, envying one another. one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
| CHAP. VI. 16 This I say then, Walk in
LENITY RECOMMENDED. the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
BRETHREN, if a man be