Galatians

Galatians 2 ©

1Paul sheweth for what purpose after many years he went to Jerusalem; 3that Titus, who went with him, was not circumcised, and that on purpose to assert the freedom of the Gentile converts from the bondage of the law; 6that no new knowledge was added to him in conference with the three chief apostles, but that he received from them a public acknowledgement of his divine mission to the Gentiles; 11that he openly withstood Peter for dissimulation with respect to Gentile communion, 14expostulating with him, why he, who believed that justification came by the faith of Christ, acted as though it came by the works of the law; 21which was in effect to frustrate the grace of God.

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THEN afourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with bBarnabas, and took cTitus with me also.

a Ac. 15.2. ch. 1.18.
c 2Co. 2.13. v.3.
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And I went up dby revelation, eand communicated unto them that gospel which fI preach among the Gentiles, but 1privately to them which were of reputation, glest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.

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hBut neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:

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And ithat because of false brethren *unawares brought in, who jcame in *privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:

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kTo whom we *gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.

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But of these lwho seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: mGod accepteth no man's person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:

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But contrariwise, when they saw that the ngospel of the uncircumcision owas committed unto me, as the pgospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;

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(For he that qwrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was rmighty in me toward the Gentiles:)

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And when sJames, tCephas, and John, who seemed to be upillars, perceived vthe grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and wBarnabas the right hands of fellowship; xthat we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.

s Ac. 12.17. v.9. Ro. 12.13.
w v.1.
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yOnly they would zthat we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.

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aBut when Peter was come to bAntioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.

a Ac. 15.35. Jude 3. 1Ti. 5.20. v.5. Ac. 15.5,10,24,28,29.
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cFor before that certain came from James, dhe did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he ewithdrew and separated himself, fearing fthem which were of the circumcision.

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gAnd the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.

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But when I saw that they hwalked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter ibefore them all, jIf thou, being a Jew, livest after the *manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?

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kWe who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,

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lKnowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even mwe have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: nfor by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

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But if, owhile we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found psinners, is therefore Christ the qminister of sin? rGod forbid.

o v.15,16,20. Phi. 3.9. Ro. 5.1.
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For if sI build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.

s ch. 5.12. v.12. 2Pe. 2.20-22.
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For I tthrough the law uam dead to the law, vthat I might live unto God.

t Ro. 3.19,20; 7.8-13; 10.4,5. ch. 3.24.
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wI am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: xand the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, ywho loved me, and gave himself for me.

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I do not frustrate the grace of God: for zif righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.