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25 unto bondage, which is Hagar. "Now this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to the Jerusalem that (26 now is for she is in bondage with her children. "But the Jerusalem that is above is free, which is our mother. (27) "For it is written,


Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not;

Break forth and cry, thou that travailest not:

For more are the children of the desolate than of her which hath the husband.

(28 "Now, we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children of promise. "But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. 30 "Howbeit what saith the scripture? Cast out the handmaid and her son: for the son of the handmaid shall not inherit with the son of the freewoman. "Wherefore, brethren, we are not children of a handmaid, but of the 5(1) freewoman. 3 With freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage.



Behold, I Paul say unto you, that, if ye receive circum3 cision, Christ will profit you nothing. "Yea, I testify again to every man that receiveth circumcision, that he is 4 a debtor to do the whole law. "Ye are severed from


Christ, ye who would be justified by the law; ye are

5) fallen away from grace. "For we through the Spirit by

(6) faith wait for the hope of righteousness. "For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncir7 cumcision; but faith working through love. "Ye were running well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey 8 the truth? "This persuasion came not of him that calleth 'Many ancient authorities read For Sinai is a mountain in Arabia. ancient authorities read ye. 3 Or, For freedom 5 Or, wrought

2 Many 4 Gr. brought to nought.

A.V.-Agar; 25 | For ..Agar..which..| and |; 26 which..(the)..of us [all]; 27 (hath many). . (she). .an; 28 (the); 30 Nevertheless..bondwoman.. bond woman.. be heir; 31 So then ..the bondwoman.. free. CH. V. I in (the) liberty [wherewith].. hath made ..with the; 2 be circumcised.. shall; 3 For.. is circumcised; 4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are; 6 (which) worketh by ; 7 did run; 8 cometh.

9, 10 you.

"A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. "I have confidence to you-ward in the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear II his judgement, whosoever he be. "But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? then hath the stumblingblock of the cross been done away. 'I "I would that they which unsettle you would even 1cut themselves off.




For ye, brethren, were called for freedom; only use not your freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through love be servants one to another. "For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy 15 neighbour as thyself. "But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. But I say, Walk by the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. "For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary the one to the other; that ye may not do the things 18 that ye would. "But if ye are led by the Spirit, ye are (19 not under the law. "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, fornication, uncleanness, las20 civiousness, "idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousies, (21 wraths, factions, divisions, heresies, "envyings, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I 3 forewarn you, even as I did 3 forewarn you, that they which practise 22 such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. "But


the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffer23 ing, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, "meekness, temper24 ance against such there is no law. "And they that are of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with the passions and the lusts thereof.

1 Or, mutilate themselves

3 2 Or, parties Or, tell you plainly 4 Or, self-control

A. V.- -10 in you through; II yet suffer offence.. ceased; 12 were.. trouble; 13 have been..unto liberty. .liberty.. by..serve; 14 all; 16 (This).. then.. in; 17 | and |..(so).. cannot; 18 be.. of; 19 [Adultery]; 20 witchcraft, hatred, variance |, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions; 21 [murders].. tell || .. before..have [also] told.. in time past.. do ; 22 gentleness.. faith; 24 Christ's..


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25) If we live by the Spirit, by the Spirit let us also walk. 26 "Let us not be vainglorious, provoking one another, envying one another.






Brethren, even if a man be overtaken in any trespass, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of meekness; looking to thyself, lest thou also be tempted. "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. "For if a man thinketh himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. "But let each man prove his own work, and then shall he have his glorying in regard of himself alone, and not of 1 his neighbour. "For each man shall bear his own 2 burden.

6 But let him that is taught in the word communicate 7 unto him that teacheth in all good things. "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man 8 soweth, that shall he also reap. "For he that soweth unto his own flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth unto the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap 9 eternal life. "And let us not be weary in well-doing: for To in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. "So then, as we have opportunity, let us work that which is good toward all men, and especially toward them that are of the household of the faith.




See with how large letters I have written unto your with mine own hand. "As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they compel you to be circumcised; only that they may not be persecuted for the 13) cross of Christ. "For not even they who 5 receive circumcision do themselves keep the law; but they desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. "But far be it from me to glory, save in the cross of our


1 Gr. the other.

2 Or, load

3 Or, write ancient authorities read have been circumcised.

4 Or, by reason of
6 Or, a law

5 Some

A. V.-25 ; 26 desirous of vain glory.—CH. VI. I a; 3 think; 4 every.. another; 5 every; 8; 10 therefore.. do.. unto.. unto.. who; II (Ye).. a letter; 12 constrain.. lest .. should suffer persecution; 13 neither..are circumcised; 14 God forbid that I should.

Lord Jesus Christ, through 'which the world hath been (15 crucified unto me, and I unto the world. "For neither is circumcision any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new



2 creature. "And as many as shall walk by this rule, peace
be upon them, and
mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear
branded on my body the marks of Jesus.

18) The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit,



1 Or, whom

2 Or,


A. V-by whom . .is; 15 [in Christ Jesus].. | availeth |; 16 according to..on; 17 in..(the) [Lord].

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PAUL, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, to the saints which are 1at Ephesus, and the faithful (2 in Christ Jesus: "Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.





Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ: "even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love: "having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of 6 his will, "to the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved: "in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his 8 grace, 4 which he made to abound toward us in all wis(9 dom and prudence, "having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he (10 purposed in him "unto a dispensation of the fulness of the


5 times to sum up all things in Christ, the things in the (11 heavens, and the things upon the earth; in him, "I say, in whom also we were made a heritage, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who worketh all 1 Some very ancient authorities omit at Ephesus. 2 Or, him having in love foreordained us 3 Or, wherewith he endued us + Or, wherewith he abounded

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A. V.—CH. I. I by .. (to); 2 (be).. (from); 3 all.. blessings; + According.. hath chosen..blame; 5 predestinated. .(the)..of children; 6 | wherein |.. hath made ..accepted; 7 sins; 8 Wherein.. hath || abounded ||; 9 (hath). . himself; 10 That in the ..he might gather together in one.. [both] which are.. heaven.. which are on.. ..(even); II have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated.

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