1Christ has set us free in freedom; stand fast therefore, and be not held again in a yoke of bondage. 2Behold, I, Paul, say to you, that if ye are circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. 3And I witness again to every man who is circumcised, that he is debtor to do the whole law. 4Ye are deprived of all profit from the Christ as separated from him, as many as are justified by law; ye have fallen from grace. 5For we, by the Spirit, on the principle of faith, await the hope of righteousness. 6For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision has any force, nor uncircumcision; but faith working through love. 7Ye ran well; who has stopped you that ye should not obey the truth? 8The persuasibleness is not of him that calls you. 9A little leaven leavens the whole lump. 10I have confidence as to you in the Lord, that ye will have no other mind; and he that is troubling you shall bear the guilt of it, whosoever he may be. 11But I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why am I yet persecuted? Then the scandal of the cross has been done away. 12I would that they would even cut themselves off who throw you into confusion.
13For ye have been called to liberty, brethren; only do not turn liberty into an opportunity to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself; 15but if ye bite and devour one another, see that ye are not consumed one of another. 16But I say, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall no way fulfil flesh's lust. 17For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these things are opposed one to the other, that ye should not do those things which ye desire; 18but if ye are led by the Spirit, ye are not under law. 19Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness, 20idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strifes, jealousies, angers, contentions, disputes, schools of opinion, 21envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revels, and things like these; as to which I tell you beforehand, even as I also have said before, that they who do such things shall not inherit God's kingdom. 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, fidelity, 23meekness, self-control: against such things there is no law. 24But they that are of the Christ have crucified the flesh with the passions and the lusts. 25If we live by the Spirit, let us walk also by the Spirit. 26Let us not become vain-glorious, provoking one another, envying one another.
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