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Galatians Chapter 5:1-26.

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Galatians 5

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5:1 Christ has truly made us free: then keep your free condition and let no man put a yoke on you again.

5:2 See, I Paul say to you, that if you undergo circumcision, Christ will be of no use to you.

5:3 Yes, I give witness again to every man who undergoes circumcision, that he will have to keep all the law.

5:4 You are cut off from Christ, you who would have righteousness by the law; you are turned away from grace.

5:5 For we through the Spirit by faith are waiting for the hope of righteousness.

5:6 Because in Christ Jesus, having circumcision or not having circumcision are equally of no profit; but only faith working through love.

5:7 You were going on well; who was the cause of your not giving ear to what is true?

5:8 This ready belief did not come from him who had made you his.

5:9 A little leaven makes a change in all the mass.

5:10 I am certain about you in the Lord, that you will be of no other mind; but he who is troubling you will have his punishment, whoever he is.

5:11 But I, brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still attacked? then has the shame of the cross been taken away.

5:12 My desire is that they who give you trouble might even be cut off themselves.

5:13 Because you, brothers, were marked out to be free; only do not make use of your free condition to give the flesh its chance, but through love be servants one to another.

5:14 For all the law is made complete in one word, even in this, Have love for your neighbour as for yourself.

5:15 But if you are given to fighting with one another, take care that you are not the cause of destruction one to another.

5:16 But I say, Go on in the Spirit, and you will not come under the rule of the evil desires of the flesh.

5:17 For the flesh has desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; because these are opposite the one to the other; so that you may not do the things which you have a mind to do.

5:18 But if you are guided by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

5:19 Now the works of the flesh are clear, which are these: evil desire, unclean things, wrong use of the senses,

5:20 Worship of images, use of strange powers, hates, fighting, desire for what another has, angry feelings, attempts to get the better of others, divisions, false teachings,

5:21 Envy, uncontrolled drinking and feasting, and such things: of which I give you word clearly, even as I did in the past, that they who do such things will have no part in the kingdom of God.

5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, a quiet mind, kind acts, well-doing, faith,

5:23 Gentle behaviour, control over desires: against such there is no law.

5:24 And those who are Christ's have put to death on the cross the flesh with its passions and its evil desires.

5:25 If we are living by the Spirit, by the Spirit let us be guided.

5:26 Let us not be full of self-glory, making one another angry, having envy of one another.

 

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