Bible translation: Galatians 5
2 Look! I, Paul, tell y’all that if y’all receive circumcision Christ will not benefit y’all at all. 3 Again, I testify to every man who receives circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. 4 Y’all who are trying to be justified by law are alienated from Christ; y’all have fallen from grace! 5 For we by the Spirit through faith eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision accomplishes anything, but [what matters is] faith acting through love.
7 Y’all were running well, who cut in on y’all to prevent y’all from obeying the truth? 8 This persuasion is not from the one calling y’all. 9 A little leaven leavens the whole batch.
10 I have confidence in the Lord concerning y’all, that y’all will take no other view. But the one troubling y’all will bear the judgment,whoever that may be. 11 But I, brothers, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case, the offense of the Cross has been abolished. 12 I could wish that those troubling y’all would even emasculate themselves!
13 For y’all were called to freedom, brothers; only don’t turn freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, rather serve one another through love. 14 For all the law has been fulfilled in one statement– in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if y’all bite and devour one another, watch out, lest y’all be consumed by one another.
16 But I say walk by the Spirit and y'all will not carry out the desire of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other so that y’all don’t do the things y’all want. 18 But if y’all are led by the Spirit, y’all are not under law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are obvious– which are: fornication, impurity, debauchery, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, faction, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these, which I forewarn y’all (as I told y’all before) that those doing such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self control. Against such things there is no law.
24 But those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited– provoking one another, envying one another.
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