PAUL THE APOSTLE
Galatians 2 ©
1 The apostle relates that he had treated with the most important ones of the apostles, James, Peter and John at Jerusalem, concerning his doctrine, and that they had in all parts approved the same, without taking away or adding anything thereunto. 3 That he had defended Titus against the false brethren that he should not be circumcised. 7 That the apostles, for a sign of unity in doctrine, gave him and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship. 9 With agreement that they should preach among the Gentiles, and the other apostles among the Jews. 10 Only that they should take care for the poor Jews, among the Gentiles. 11 Testifies also that afterward at Antioch he reproved the apostle Peter, because he, having formerly used Christian liberty among the Gentiles, omitted the same because of certain Jews, and so by his example brought the Gentiles unto Judaism. 15 Afterwards he proves that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Christ. 17 And that Christ is not thereby made a minister of sin. 19 Forasmuch as faith in Christ also teaches and requires the mortification of sin and a new life. 21 And shows further that if righteousness were by the law, Christ would have died in vain.
THEN 1fourteen years after I 2went up 3again toa Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took 4Titus with me also.
And I went up 5byb revelation, and 6communicated 7unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but 8privately to them which were of 9reputation, lest by any means I should 10run, or had run, 11in vain.
Butc neither Titus, who was with me, being 12a Greek, was 13compelled to be circumcised:
14Andd that because of 15false brethren unawares 16brought in, who came 17in privily 18to spy out 19our liberty which we have 20in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us 21into bondage:
To whom we 22gave placee23by subjection, no, 24not for an hour; 25that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
But of 26these who seemed to be somewhat, (27whatsoever they were, it 28maketh no matter to me: 29Godf accepteth no man's person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference 30added nothing to me:
But 31contrariwise, when 32they saw that the gospel 33of the uncircumcision 34was committed unto me, as the gospel 35of the circumcision was unto Peter;
(36For 37he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, theg same was mighty 38in me 39toward the Gentiles:)
And when 40James, 41Cephas, and 42John, who seemed to be 43pillars, perceived 44the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas 45the right hands of fellowship; that 46we should go unto the heathen, and 47they 48unto the circumcision.
Only they would that we should remember 49the poor; the same whichh I also was 50forward to do.
But when Peter was come to 51Antioch, I withstood him 52to the face, because he was to be 53blamed.
For before that certain came 54from James, he 55did eat 56with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he 57withdrew and separated himself, 58fearing 59them which were of the circumcision.
And 60the other Jews 61dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that 62Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.
But when I saw that they walked 63not uprightly 64according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter 65before them all, Ifi thou, being a Jew, livest 66after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why 67compellest thou the Gentiles to live 68as do the Jews?
69We who are 70Jews by nature, and 71not sinners of the Gentiles,
72Knowingj that 73a man is not 74justified by the works 75of the law, 76but 77by the faith of Jesus Christ, 78even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: 79fork by the works of the law shall 80no 81flesh be justified.
82But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found 83sinners, 84is therefore Christ 85the minister of sin? 86God forbid.
For if I 87build again the things 88which I destroyed, I make myself a 89transgressor.
90Forl I through 91the law am dead 92to the law, thatm I might live 93unto God.
I am crucified 94with Christ: nevertheless 95I live; yet 96not I, 97but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live 98in the flesh 99I live by the faith of the Son of God, whon loved me, and 100gave himself for me.
I do not 101frustrate 102the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead 103in vain.o