1: Paul, an apostle,(not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God
theFather, who raised him from the dead;)
2: And all thebrethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:
4: Who gave himself for our sins, that hemight deliver us from this present evil world, according to thewill of God and our Father:
5: To whom be glory for ever andever. Amen.
6: I marvel that ye are so soon removed from himthat called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
8: But though we, or anangel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that whichwe have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9: As wesaid before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospelunto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
11: But I certify you, brethren, that the gospelwhich was preached of me is not after man.
12: For I neitherreceived it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelationof Jesus Christ.
13: For ye have heard of my conversation intime past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure Ipersecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
14: Andprofited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine ownnation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of myfathers.
15: But when it pleased God, who separated me frommy mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
16: To revealhis Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen;immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
18: Then after three years I went up to Jerusalemto see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
19: But otherof the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.
21: Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria andCilicia;
22: And was unknown by face unto the churches ofJudaea which were in Christ:
23: But they had heard only,That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faithwhich once he destroyed.
24: And they glorified God inme.
1: Thenfourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas,and took
Titus with me also.
2: And I went up by revelation,and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among theGentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest byany means I should run, or had run, in vain.
3: But neitherTitus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to becircumcised:
4: And that because of false brethren unawaresbrought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which wehave in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:
6: But ofthese who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it makethno matter to me: God accepteth no man's person:) for they whoseemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:
8: (For he that wroughteffectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, thesame was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
9: And whenJames, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived thegrace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas theright hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, andthey unto the circumcision.
10: Only they would that weshould remember the poor; the same which I also was forward todo.
11: But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood himto the face, because he was to be blamed.
12: For beforethat certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: butwhen they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearingthem which were of the circumcision.
13: And the other Jewsdissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also wascarried away with their dissimulation.
14: But when I sawthat they walked not uprightly according to the truth of thegospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew,livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, whycompellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
15: Wewho are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
17: But if, while we seek to be justified byChrist, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christthe minister of sin? God forbid.
18: For if I build againthe things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
20: I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless Ilive; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I nowlive in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who lovedme, and gave himself for me.
21: I do not frustrate thegrace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ isdead in vain.
O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should notobey the truth, before
whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidentlyset forth, crucified among you?
2: This only would I learnof you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by thehearing of faith?
3: Are ye so foolish? having begun in theSpirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
4: Have yesuffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.
5: Hetherefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miraclesamong you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearingof faith?
6: Even as Abraham believed God, and it wasaccounted to him for righteousness.
7: Know ye thereforethat they which are of faith, the same are the children ofAbraham.
8: And the scripture, foreseeing that God wouldjustify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel untoAbraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
9: Sothen they which be of faith are blessed with faithfulAbraham.
10: For as many as are of the works of the law areunder the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one thatcontinueth not in all things which are written in the book of thelaw to do them.
11: But that no man is justified by the lawin the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live byfaith.
12: And the law is not of faith: but, The man thatdoeth them shall live in them.
13: Christ hath redeemed usfrom the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it iswritten, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
15: Brethren, I speak after the mannerof men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed,no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
16: Now to Abrahamand his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, asof many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
18: For if the inheritance be of the law, it is nomore of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
20: Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, butGod is one.
21: Is the law then against the promises of God?God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could havegiven life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
23: But before faith came, we were kept under thelaw, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards berevealed.
24: Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster tobring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
26: For ye are all the children of God byfaith in Christ Jesus.
27: For as many of you as have beenbaptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28: There isneither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there isneither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
1: Now I say, That the heir, as long ashe is a child, differeth nothing from a
servant, though he be lordof all;
2: But is under tutors and governors until the timeappointed of the father.
3: Even so we, when we werechildren, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
5: To redeem themthat were under the law, that we might receive the adoption ofsons.
6: And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth theSpirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
8: Howbeit then, when yeknew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are nogods.
9: But now, after that ye have known God, or ratherare known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarlyelements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
10: Yeobserve days, and months, and times, and years.
11: I amafraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
13: Ye know how throughinfirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at thefirst.
14: And my temptation which was in my flesh yedespised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God,even as Christ Jesus.
15: Where is then the blessedness yespake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, yewould have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them tome.
16: Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell youthe truth?
17: They zealously affect you, but not well; yea,they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.
18: Butit is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and notonly when I am present with you.
19: My little children, ofwhom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
21: Tell me, ye that desire tobe under the law, do ye not hear the law?
22: For it iswritten, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, theother by a freewoman.
23: But he who was of the bondwomanwas born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was bypromise.
24: Which things are an allegory: for these are thetwo covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth tobondage, which is Agar.
25: For this Agar is mount Sinai inArabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondagewith her children.
26: But Jerusalem which is above is free,which is the mother of us all.
27: For it is written,Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thouthat travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children thanshe which hath an husband.
28: Now we, brethren, as Isaacwas, are the children of promise.
29: But as then he thatwas born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after theSpirit, even so it is now.
30: Nevertheless what saith thescripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of thebondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath madeus free, and be not
entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
3: For I testify again to everyman that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the wholelaw.
4: Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever ofyou are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
6: For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availethanything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh bylove.
7: Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye shouldnot obey the truth?
8: This persuasion cometh not of himthat calleth you.
9: A little leaven leaveneth the wholelump.
10: I have confidence in you through the Lord, that yewill be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bearhis judgment, whosoever he be.
11: And I, brethren, if I yetpreach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is theoffence of the cross ceased.
12: I would they were even cutoff which trouble you.
13: For, brethren, ye have beencalled unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to theflesh, but by love serve one another.
14: For all the law isfulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbouras thyself.
15: But if ye bite and devour one another, takeheed that ye be not consumed one of another.
16: This I saythen, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of theflesh.
17: For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and theSpirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to theother: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
19: Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which arethese; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
21: Envyings, murders,drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell youbefore, as I have also told you in time past, that they which dosuch things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22: Butthe fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,gentleness, goodness, faith,
23: Meekness, temperance:against such there is no law.
24: And they that are Christ'shave crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
26: Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provokingone another, envying one another.
1: Brethren, if a man be overtaken in afault, ye which are spiritual, restore such
an one in the spirit ofmeekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
3: For if a man think himself to be something, whenhe is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
4: But let every manprove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himselfalone, and not in another.
5: For every man shall bear hisown burden.
6: Let him that is taught in the wordcommunicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
7: Benot deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, thatshall he also reap.
8: For he that soweth to his flesh shallof the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spiritshall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
9: And let us notbe weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if wefaint not.
10: As we have therefore opportunity, let us dogood unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household offaith.
11: Ye see how large a letter I have written unto youwith mine own hand.
12: As many as desire to make a fairshew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lestthey should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.
14: But God forbid that I should glory, save in thecross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified untome, and I unto the world.
15: For in Christ Jesus neithercircumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a newcreature.
16: And as many as walk according to this rule,peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
18: Brethren, the grace of ourLord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.