PAUL THE APOSTLE
Galatians 5 ©
1 The apostle, having declared and proved the freedom of Christians from the yoke of the law, exhorts the Galatians to continue and persevere in that liberty. 2 That otherwise Christ profits them not. 5 And that righteousness is not obtained but by faith working by love. 7 Testifies that the opinion of the false teachers is not of God, but as a leaven; and that they shall be punished by God. 11 That they also misused the apostle’s name. 13 Teaches that this liberty must be used with love of our neighbor, without strife. 16 Exhorts them to overcome the lusts of the flesh by the power of the Spirit. 17 Therefore describes the combat of the flesh against the Spirit in the faithful. 19 Relates the fruits of the flesh. 22 And of the Spirit. 24 Showing that they are the true Christians, who overcome the flesh through the Spirit.
STAND1 fast thereforea2in the liberty wherewith 3Christ hath made us free, and be not 4entangled 5again withb6the yoke of bondage.
Behold, 7I Paul say unto you, 8that ifc ye be circumcised, 9Christ shall profit you nothing.
For I testify again to every man 10that is circumcised, that he is 11a debtor to do 12the whole law.
Christ is become of 13no effect unto you, whosoever of you 14are justified by the law; ye are 15fallen from 16grace.
For 17we 18through the Spirit 19wait for the hope of righteousness 20by faith.
Ford21in Jesus Christ neither 22circumcision 23availeth any thing, nor 24uncircumcision; but 25faith which 26workethe27by love.
Ye 28did run well; 29whof did hinder you that ye should 30not obey 31the truth?
32This persuasion cometh not of 33him that calleth you.
34Ag little leavenh leaveneth the whole lump.
Ii have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be 35none otherwise minded: but 36he that troubleth you shall bear 37his judgment, 38whosoever he be.
And I, brethren, if I 39yet preach 40circumcision, 41why do I yet suffer persecution? then is 42thej offence of the cross 43ceased.
Ik would they were even 44cut off which 45trouble you.
For, brethren, ye have been 46called 47unto liberty; onlyluse 48not liberty for 49an occasion to the flesh, but by love 50serve one another.
Form51all the law is 52fulfilled in 53one word, even in this; Thoun shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
But ifo ye 54bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not 55consumed one of another.
This 56I say then, Walkp57in the Spirit, 58and ye shall not fulfil 59the lust of the flesh.
Forq the flesh 60lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are 61contrary the one to the other: so 62that ye cannot do the things that 63ye would.
But if ye be led 64of the Spirit, ye are 65not under the law.
Now ther works 66of the flesh 67are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, 68lasciviousness,
Idolatry, 69witchcraft, hatred, variance, 70emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, 71revellings, and 72such like: ofs the which I tell you 73before, as I have also told you 74in time past, that they 75which do such things shall 76not 77inherit 78the kingdom of God.
Butt79the fruit of the Spirit is love, 80joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, 81faith,
Meekness, 82temperance: againstu83such there 84is no law.
Andv they 85that are Christ’s 86have crucified the flesh with 87the affections and lusts.
If we live in 88the Spirit, let us also walk 89in the Spirit.
90Let us not be 91desirous of vain glory, 92provoking one another, 93envying one another.