5:1 Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and don’t be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
5:2 Behold, I, Paul, tell you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing.
5:3 Yes, I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
5:4 You are alienated from Christ, you who desire to be justified by the law. You have fallen away from grace.
5:5 For we, through the Spirit, by faith wait for the hope of righteousness.
5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision amounts to anything, nor uncircumcision, but faith working through love.
5:7 You were running well! Who interfered with you that you should not obey the truth?
5:8 This persuasion is not from him who calls you.
5:9 A little yeast grows through the whole lump.
5:10 I have confidence toward you in the Lord that you will think no other way. But he who troubles you will bear his judgment, whoever he is.
5:11 But I, brothers, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been removed.
5:12 I wish that those who disturb you would cut themselves off.
5:13 For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only don’t use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another.
5:14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
5:15 But if you bite and devour one another, be careful that you don’t consume one another.
5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you won’t fulfill the lust of the flesh.
5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, that you may not do the things that you desire.
5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
5:19 Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness,
5:20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies,
5:21 envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,
5:23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
5:24 Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts.
5:25 If we live by the Spirit, let’s also walk by the Spirit.
5:26 Let’s not become conceited, provoking one another, and envying one another.
6:1 Brothers, even if a man is caught in some fault, you who are spiritual must restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; looking to yourself so that you also aren’t tempted.
6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
6:3 For if a man thinks himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
6:4 But let each man test his own work, and then he will take pride in himself and not in his neighbor.
6:5 For each man will bear his own burden.
6:6 But let him who is taught in the word share all good things with him who teaches.
6:7 Don’t be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
6:8 For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption. But he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
6:9 Let us not be weary in doing good, for we will reap in due season, if we don’t give up.
6:10 So then, as we have opportunity, let’s do what is good toward all men, and especially toward those who are of the household of the faith.
6:11 See with what large letters I write to you with my own hand.
6:12 As many as desire to look good in the flesh, they compel you to be circumcised; only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.
6:13 For even they who receive circumcision don’t keep the law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised, that they may boast in your flesh.
6:14 But far be it from me to boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.
6:16 As many as walk by this rule, peace and mercy be on them, and on God’s Israel.
6:17 From now on, let no one cause me any trouble, for I bear the marks of the Lord Jesus branded on my body.
6:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.
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