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    The Epistle of Paul to the Galatians

    Chapter 1

    Gal. 1:1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead)

    Gal. 1:2 and all the brothers which are with me, to the Assemblies of Galatia:

    Gal. 1:3 grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,

    Gal. 1:4 who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of God and our Father:

    Gal. 1:5 to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

    Gal. 1:6 I marvel that you are so soon turning away from Him that called you into the grace of Christ to another gospel:

    Gal. 1:7 which is not another; but there be some that trouble you and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

    Gal. 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed.

    Gal. 1:9 As we said before, so I say now again, if any man preach any other gospel to you than that you have received, let him be accursed.

    Gal. 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I should not be the slave of Christ

    Gal. 1:11 But I certify brothers, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.

    Gal. 1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

    Gal. 1:13 For you have heard of my manner of life in time past in the Judaism, that beyond measure I persecuted the Assembly of God, and wasted it:

    Gal. 1:14 and profited in the Judaism above many my equals in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.

    Gal. 1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by His grace,

    Gal. 1:16 to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach Him among the nations; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:

    Gal. 1:17 neither went I up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia and returned to Damascus.

    Gal. 1:18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter and stayed with him fifteen days.

    Gal. 1:19 I saw none of the other apostles, except James the Lord’s brother.

    Gal. 1:20 Now the things which I write to you, behold, before God, I lie not.

    Gal. 1:21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;

    Gal. 1:22 and was unknown by face to the Assemblies of Judea who were in Christ:

    Gal. 1:23 But they had heard only, that he which persecuted us in times past now preaches the faith which once he destroyed.

    Gal. 1:24 And they glorified God in me.

    Chapter 2

    Gal. 2:1 Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also.

    Gal. 2:2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the nations, but privately to those who were of reputation, unless by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.

    Gal. 2:3 But not even Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:

    Gal. 2:4 and because of false brothers brought in secretly, who came in to spy out our freedom which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might reduce us to slaves:

    Gal. 2:5 to them we gave no place for subjection, no, not for an hour; that the reality of the gospel might remain permanent with you.

    Gal. 2:6 But those who seemed to be something, whatever they were, it makes no matter to me: God shows no man personal favoritism: for they who seemed to be something added nothing to me:

    Gal. 2:7 on the contrary, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed to me, as the gospel of the circumcision was to Peter;

    Gal. 2:8 (for He that worked effectively in Peter into the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was operating in me toward the nations)

    Gal. 2:9 So when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given to me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go to the nations, and they to the circumcision.

    Gal. 2:10 Only they desired that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was eager to do.

    Gal. 2:11 But when Peter had come to Antioch, I stood against him to his face, because he was reprehensible.

    Gal. 2:12 For prior to the coming of certain ones from James, he did eat with the nations: but when they had come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision.

    Gal. 2:13 Then the other Jews played the hypocrite with him; that even Barnabas was also lead away together with their hypocrisy.

    Gal. 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the reality of the gospel, I said to Peter before them all, If you, being a Jew, live after the manner of nations, and not as do the Jews, why do you compel the nations to live as do the Jews?

    Gal. 2:15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners from among the nations,

    Gal. 2:16 knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the Law: for by the works of the Law will no flesh be justified.

    Gal. 2:17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.

    Gal. 2:18 For if I build again the things which I threw down, I make myself a transgressor.

    Gal. 2:19 For I through the Law am dead to the Law, that I might live to God.

    Gal. 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.

    Gal. 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness came by the Law, then Christ died in vain.

    Chapter 3

    Gal. 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey the reality, before whose eyes Jesus Christ has been evidently set forth, crucified among you?

    Gal. 3:2 This only would I learn from you, did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by the hearing of faith?

    Gal. 3:3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now made mature by the flesh?

    Gal. 3:4 Have you suffered so many things in vain? If it be yet in vain.

    Gal. 3:5 He therefore that ministers to you the Spirit, and works miracles among you, does he do it by the works of the Law, or by the hearing of faith?

    Gal. 3:6 Just as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

    Gal. 3:7 Know you therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

    Gal. 3:8 For the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the nations through faith, preached before the gospel to Abraham, saying, in you all nations will be blessed.

    Gal. 3:9 So then they which are of the faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

    Gal. 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the Law are under the curse: for it is written, cursed is everyone that continues not in all things which are written in the book of the Law to do them.

    Gal. 3:11 But that no man is justified by the Law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, the just will live by faith.

    Gal. 3:12 Yet the Law is not of faith: but, the man that does them will live in them.

    Gal. 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the Law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree:

    Gal. 3:14 that the blessing of Abraham might come on the nations through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

    Gal. 3:15 Brothers, I speak after the manner of men; though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man cancels, or adds to it.

    Gal. 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He says not, and to seeds, as of many; but as of one, and to your seed, which is Christ.

    Gal. 3:17 This I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before by God in Christ, the Law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot cancel, that it should make the promise void.

    Gal. 3:18 For if the inheritance be of the Law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

    Gal. 3:19 Why then serves the Law? It was added because of transgressions, until the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

    Gal. 3:20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.

    Gal. 3:21 Is the Law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a Law given which could have given life, truthfully righteousness should have been by the Law.

    Gal. 3:22 But the Scripture has concluded all under sin that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

    Gal. 3:23 But before faith came, we were kept under the Law, shut up to the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

    Gal. 3:24 Therefore the Law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

    Gal. 3:25 But after faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

    Gal. 3:26 For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

    Gal. 3:27 For as many of you as have been immersed into Christ have put on Christ.

    Gal. 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

    Gal. 3:29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

    Chapter 4

    Gal. 4:1 Now I say, that the heir, as long as he is a child, differs nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;

    Gal. 4:2 but is under tutors and guardians until the time appointed by the father.

    Gal. 4:3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the principles of the world:

    Gal. 4:4 but when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the Law,

    Gal. 4:5 To redeem them that were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

    Gal. 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent out the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

    Gal. 4:7 Therefore you are no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

    Gal. 4:8 But then, when you did not know God, you did service to those who by nature are not gods.

    Gal. 4:9 But now, after you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly principles, where to you desire again to be in bondage?

    Gal. 4:10 You observe days, and months, and times, and years.

    Gal. 4:11 I am afraid for you, unless I have bestowed on you labor in vain.

    Gal. 4:12 Brothers, I urge you, be as I am; for I am as you are: you have not injured me at all.

    Gal. 4:13 You know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel to you at the first.

    Gal. 4:14 And my temptation which was in my flesh you looked down on not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, just as Christ Jesus.

    Gal. 4:15 Where is then the blessedness you spoke of? For I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, you would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.

    Gal. 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I am being faithful to you?

    Gal. 4:17 They zealously affect you, but not well; yes, they would exclude you, that you might affect them.

    Gal. 4:18 But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.

    Gal. 4:19 My little children, of whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you,

    Gal. 4:20 I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you.

    Gal. 4:21 Tell me, you that desire to be under the Law, do you not hear the Law?

    Gal. 4:22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bond women, the other by a free woman.

    Gal. 4:23 But he who was of the bond woman was born after the flesh; but he of the free woman was by promise.

    Gal. 4:24 Which things are symbolic: for these are the two covenants; the one from the Mount Sinai, which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar.

    Gal. 4:25 For this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and is analogous of Jerusalem who at this moment is in bondage with her children.

    Gal. 4:26 But Jerusalem that which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

    Gal. 4:27 For it is written, rejoice, you barren that bear not; break out and cry, you that labor not: for the desolate has many more children than she which has a husband.

    Gal. 4:28 Now we, brothers, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.

    Gal. 4:29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.

    Gal. 4:30 Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? Cast out the bond woman and her son: for the son of the bond woman will not be heir with the son of the free woman.

    Gal. 4:31 So then, brothers, we are not children of the bond woman, but of the free.

    Chapter 5

    Gal. 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the freedom with which Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

    Gal. 5:2 Behold, I Paul say to you, that if you be circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing.

    Gal. 5:3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole Law.

    Gal. 5:4 Christ is become of no effect to you, whoever of you are justified by the Law; you are fallen from grace.

    Gal. 5:5 For we through the Spirit expect the hope of righteousness out of faith.

    Gal. 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision adds anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which works through love.

    Gal. 5:7 You were running properly; who obstructed you that you should not be persuaded by the reality?

    Gal. 5:8 This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you.

    Gal. 5:9 A little leaven is leavening the whole lump.

    Gal. 5:10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that you will not have any other mindset: but he that troubles you will receive his judgment, whoever he is.

    Gal. 5:11 And I, brothers, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution? Then the scandal of the cross would cease.

    Gal. 5:12 I wish they would mutilate themselves who disturb you.

    Gal. 5:13 For, brothers, you have been called over to freedom; only use not your freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through love serve one another.

    Gal. 5:14 For all the Law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; you will love your neighbor as yourself.

    Gal. 5:15 But if you bite and devour one another, take heed that you be not consumed one of another.

    Gal. 5:16 This I say then, walk in the Spirit, and you will not fulfill the desire of the flesh.

    Gal. 5:17 For the flesh sets it desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary to one another: so that you cannot do the things that you intend.

    Gal. 5:18 But if you be led of the Spirit, you are not under the Law.

    Gal. 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

    Gal. 5:20 idolatry, witchcraft, enmities, contention, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, cliques, heresies,

    Gal. 5:21 envying, drunkenness, murders, drinking parties, and similar things: of which I told you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

    Gal. 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love; joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness,

    Gal. 5:23 gentleness, self- control: against such there is no Law.

    Gal. 5:24 For they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

    Gal. 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

    Chapter 6

    Gal. 6:1 Brothers, if a man be overtaken in a fault, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of gentleness; considering yourself, unless you also be tempted.

    Gal. 6:2 Carry one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the Law of Christ.

    Gal. 6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

    Gal. 6:4 But let every man prove his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

    Gal. 6:5 For everyone will carry his own burden.

    Gal. 6:6 Let him that is taught in the word contribute to him that teaches in all good things.

    Gal. 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows that will he also reap.

    Gal. 6:8 For he that sows into his flesh will out of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sows into the Spirit will out of the Spirit reap infinite life.

    Gal. 6:9 So let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we will reap, if we do not quit.

    Gal. 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially to them who are of the household of the faith.

    Gal. 6:11 You see how large a letter I have written to you with my own hand.

    Gal. 6:12 As many as desire to make a good showing in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only unless they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.

    Gal. 6:13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the Law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

    Gal. 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by who the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.

    Gal. 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision adds anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

    Gal. 6:16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and on the Israel of God.

    Gal. 6:17 From now on let no man trouble me: for I carry in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.

    Gal. 6:18 Brothers, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

 

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