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1  PAUL, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ,
   And God the Father, who raised him from the dead),
2  And all the brethren which are with me,
   Unto the churches of Galatia:
3  Grace be unto you,
   And peace from God the Father,
   And also from our Lord Jesus Christ,
4  Who gave himself for our sins,
   That he might deliver us,
   From this present evil world,
   According to the will of God the Father;
5  Unto whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
6  I marvel that ye are so soon deserting him that called you,
   By the grace of Christ unto another gospel--which is not another;
   But there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8  And even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you,
   Than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9  As we said before, so say I now again,
   If any man preach any other gospel unto you,
   Than that which ye have received, let him be accursed.
10 For do I now please men, or God? or do I seek to please men?
   For if I yet pleased men, I should now not be the servant of Christ.
11 For I certify, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
13 For ye have heard of my conversation in times past while in the Jews' religion,
   How that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it;
14 And I also advanced in the Jews' religion above many of my equals,
   Being exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
15 But when God, who set me apart from my mother's womb,
   Called me by his grace and revealed his Son to me,
   That I might preach him among the heathen,
   Immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood;
17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them who were apostles before me;
   But I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
18 And then after three years I went up to Jerusalem,
   To see Peter, abiding with him fifteen days.
19 But other of the apostles saw I none,
   Save James the Lord's brother;
   Now the things which I write unto you,
   Behold, I certify before God, that I lie not.
   Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia,
22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judea which were in Christ.
23 They had heard only, that he which persecuted us in times past,
   Now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.
24 And they glorified God on account of me.


1  THEN fourteen 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 the gospel,
   The same which I preach among the Gentiles;
   But privately unto them which were of reputation,
   Lest by any means I should run, or had run my race, in vain.
3  But not even Titus, who was with me, being a Greek was compelled to be circumcised;
4  Notwithstanding, there were some false brethren secretly brought in unawares,
   Who came in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus,
   That they might bring us into bondage;
5  To whom we gave no submission,
   No, not for a moment;
   That the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
6  But of those who seemed to be someone, (whoever they were,
   It maketh no matter unto me; for God accepteth no man's person;)
   For they who seemed to be someone of importance added nothing to me;
7  But on the contrary, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision,
   Was committed unto me, just as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter,
8  That he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision,
   Was also at work in my ministry as an apostle toward the Gentiles,
9  And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars,
   Perceived the grace that was given unto me,
   They gave unto me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship;
   That we should go unto the Gentiles, and they unto the circumcision.
10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also am eager to do.
11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong.
12 For before certain men came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles;
   But when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself,
   Fearing them which were of the circumcision.
13 And the other Jews dissembled away likewise with him,
   Insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.
14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel,
   I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of the Gentiles,
   And not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
16 Know 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 law; for by the law shall no flesh be justified.
17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners,
   Is therefore Christ the minister of that sin? God forbid it to be so.
18 For if I build again the things that I have destroyed,
   I make myself a transgressor.
19 For I through the law am dead to the law,
   That I might live unto God; I am crucified with Christ,
   Nevertheless I live unto God; yet not I, but Christ who liveth 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; I do not frustrate the grace of God;
   For if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.


1  O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you that ye not obey the truth,
   Before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth,
   And crucified among you? this only would I learn of you:
   Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing in faith?
   Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
4  Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.
5  He therefore that ministereth unto you the Spirit,
   And worketh miracles among you,
   Doeth he it by the works of the law, or by hearing with faith?
6  Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted unto him for righteousness.
7  Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the very same are the children of Abraham.
8  And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles through faith,
   Preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying,
   In thee shall all nations be blessed;
9  So then they which be of faith are also blessed with faithful Abraham.
10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written,
   Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law.
11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident;
   For it is written, The just shall live by faith.
12 But the law is not of faith;
   For, The man that doeth them shall live by them.
13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law of Moses,
   Being made a curse for us; for Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree;
14 That the blessing of Abraham might also come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ;
   That they might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men;
   Though it be but a man's covenant,
   Yet when it be confirmed,
   No man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
16 Now unto Abraham and his seed were the promises made.
   But he saith not, And his seeds, as in many; but as of one, and his seed,
   Which is Christ'; and this I say, that the covenant was confirmed before of God;
   And the law of Moses which was four hundred and thirty years afterwards,
   Cannot disannul, that it could make the promise of none effect.
18 For if the inheritance is of the law, then it is no more,
   A promise; but God gave it unto Abraham by promise.
19 Wherefore then the law was added because of transgressions,
   Till the seed should come to whom the promise was made, given to Moses;
   Who was ordained by the hand of angels to be a mediator of this first covenant, (the law.)
20 Now this mediator was not a mediator of the new covenant, but there is one mediator of the new covenant,
   Who is Christ, as it is written concerning the promises made to Abraham and his seed.
   Now Christ is the mediator of life; for this is the promise God made to Abraham.
21 Is the law then against the promises which were made of God? God forbid;
   For if there were a law given which could have given life,
   Verily righteousness should also have been by a law.
22 But the scripture concluded all are under sin,
   That the promise by faith of Jesus Christ,
   Might be given to them that believe.
23 But before faith came unto us,
   We were kept under the law,
   Shut up unto the faith,
   Which should afterwards be revealed.
24 Wherefore the law of Moses was our schoolmaster,
   To bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
   But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For as many of you that have been baptized unto Christ,
   Have put on Christ, there is neither Jew nor Greek,
   Neither bond nor free, neither male nor female;
   For ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if ye be Christ's,
   Then ye are Abraham's seed,
   And heirs according to the promise.


1  NOW I say, that the heir, as long as he is a child,
   Differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
2  But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
3  Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world;
4  But when the time was fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
5  To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
6  And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son,
   Into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
7  Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son;
   And if a son, then thou art also an heir of God through Christ.
8  Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which are not gods.
9  But now, after ye have known God, or rather are known of God,
   How turn ye back unto the weak and beggarly principles,
   Whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage,
10 And ye observe for days, months, seasons, and years.
11 I am afraid for you, lest I have given my labor for you in vain.
12 Brethren, I beseech you to be perfect as I am perfect; for I am persuaded,
   As ye have some knowledge of me, ye have not injured me at all by your sayings.
13 Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.
14 And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected;
   But received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.
15 Where is then the blessedness ye spake of?
   For I bear record, that if it had been possible,
   Ye would have plucked out your eyes, and given them to me.
16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I have told you the truth?
17 Those people zealously want you, but to no good; yea, they would exclude you,
   That ye might make much of them; but it is good to be zealous,
   If always in a good thing--and not only when I am present with you.
19 My little children, in whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
20 I desire to be present with you now, and to change my tone; for I stand in doubt of you.
21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?
22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons,
   The one by a slave woman, the other by a free woman.
23 And he who was of the slave woman was born after the flesh;
   But he of the free woman was born by promise; which things are an allegory;
   For these are the two covenants; the one from mount Sinai,
   Which gendereth unto slavery, which one is Agar.
   For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia,
   And answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all; for it is written:
   Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not;
   For the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
29 But as then, he that was born after the flesh,
   Persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, so it is now.
30 But what doth the scripture say? Cast out the slave woman and her son;
   For the son of the slave woman shall not be heir with the son of the free woman.
31 So then, brethren, we are not the children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.


1  STAND fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free,
   And be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
2  Behold, I, Paul, say unto you,
   That if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.
3  For I testify again to every man that lets himself be circumcised,
   That he is a debtor to do the whole law; for Christ is become of no effect;
   For whosoever of you are attempting to be justified by the law are fallen from grace.
5  For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith; for in Jesus Christ,
   Neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
7  Ye were running well; but who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
8  And this persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you;
9  For a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
10 I have confidence in you through the Lord,
   That ye will be not otherwise minded;
   For he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.
11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution?
   And is the offense of the cross ceased? I would they were even cut off which trouble you.
13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion of the flesh,
   But by love serve one another; for all the law is fulfilled in one word,
   Even in this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed ye be not consumed one of another.
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh;
   And these are contrary, the one unto the other,
   So ye cannot do the things ye would.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: Adultery,
   Fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance,
   Emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings,
   And such like; of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in times past,
   That they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
   Longsuffering, gentleness, goodness,
   Faith, meekness, temperance; against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit;
   Let us not be desirous of vain glory,
   Provoking one another, and envying one another.


1  BRETHREN, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual,
   Should restore such an one in the spirit of meekness--
   Considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
2  Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
3  For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
4  But let every man prove his own work, then shall he have rejoicing in himself,
   And not against another; for every man shall bear his own burden.
6  Let him that is taught in the word, communicate unto him,
   That teacheth in all good things.
7  Be not deceived; for God is not mocked;
   For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8  For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption;
   But he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
9  And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.
10 And so, as we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men,
   Especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
11 Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand.
12 As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised;
   And only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.
13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law,
   But desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
   By whom the world is crucified unto me, and I also unto the world.
15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything,
   Nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
16 And as many as walk according to this rule,
   Peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
17 Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.