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brethren privily brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they 5 might bring us into bondage: "to whom we gave place in the way of subjection, no, not for an hour; that the (6 truth of the gospel might continue with you. "But from

those who 1were reputed to be somewhat (2 whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth not man's person)-they, I say, who were of repute im(7) parted nothing to me: "but contrariwise, when they saw that I had been intrusted with the gospel of the uncircumcision, even as Peter with the gospel of the circum(8 cision "(for he that wrought for Peter unto the apostleship of the circumcision wrought for me also unto the Gen9) tiles); "and when they perceived the grace that was given unto me, James and Cephas and John, they who 1 were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship, that we should go unto the Gentiles, 10) and they unto the circumcision; "only they would that we should remember the poor; which very thing I was also zealous to do.




But when Cephas came to Antioch, I resisted him to the face, because he stood condemned. "For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they came, he drew back and separated himself, fearing them that were of the circumcision. "And the rest of the Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that even Barnabas was carried away with their 14 dissimulation. "But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Cephas before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest as do the Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, how compellest (15 thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews? "We being

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(16) Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, "yet knowing that a man is not justified by 'the works of the law, save through faith in Jesus Christ, even we believed on Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the law: because by the (17 works of the law shall no flesh be justified. "But if, while we sought to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is Christ a minister of sin? God forbid. 18 "For if I build up again those things which I destroyed, I prove myself a transgressor. "For I through the law (20 died unto the law, that I might live unto God. "I have been crucified with Christ; yet I live; and yet no longer I, but Christ liveth in me: and that life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith which is in the Son 21 of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me. "I do not make void the grace of God: for if righteousness is through the law, then Christ died for nought.


3(I O foolish Galatians, who did bewitch you, before whose 2 eyes Jesus Christ was openly set forth crucified? "This only would I learn from you, Received ye the Spirit by 3 1the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? "Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, "are ye now 4 perfected in the flesh? "Did ye suffer so many things in vain? if it be indeed in vain. "He therefore that supplieth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles 8



you, doeth he it by 'the works of the law, or by the hear6 ing of faith? "Even as Abraham believed God, and it (7 was reckoned unto him for righteousness. 19 Know therefore that they which be of faith, the same are sons of 8 Abraham. "And the scripture, foreseeing that God

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1would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all the 9 nations be blessed. "So then they which be of faith are blessed with the faithful Abraham. "For as many as are of the works of the law are under a curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one which continueth not in all things that are written in the book of the law, to do them. (11 "Now that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, is evident: for, The righteous shall live by faith; (12 "and the law is not of faith; but, He that doeth them (13 shall live in them. "Christ redeemed us from the curse

of the law, having become a curse for us: for it is writ14) ten, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: "that upon the Gentiles might come the blessing of Abraham in Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.



Brethren, I speak after the manner of men: Though it be but a man's covenant, yet when it hath been con16) firmed, no one maketh it void, or addeth thereto. "Now

to Abraham were the promises spoken, and to his seed. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, (17 And to thy seed, which is Christ. "Now this I say; A covenant confirmed beforehand by God, the law, which came four hundred and thirty years after, doth not dis18 annul, so as to make the promise of none effect. "For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise: 19 but God hath granted it to Abraham by promise. "What then is the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise hath been made; and it was ordained through angels by the hand of a mediator. "Now a mediator is not a mediator of 21 one; but God is one. "Is the law then against the prom


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ises of God? God forbid for if there had been a law given which could make alive, verily righteousness would 22 have been of the law. "Howbeit the scripture hath shut up all things under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.



But before 'faith came, we were kept in ward under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. "So that the law hath been our tutor to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. "But now that faith is come, we are no longer under a (26 tutor. "For ye are all sons of God, through faith, in 27 Christ Jesus. "For as many of you as were baptized into 28) Christ did put on Christ. "There can be neither Jew nor


Greek, there can be neither bond nor free, there can be no male and female: for ye all are one man in Christ (29 Jesus. "And if ye are Christ's then are ye Abraham's seed, heirs according to promise.

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But I say that so long as the heir is a child, he differeth nothing from a bondservant, though he is lord of 2 all; "but is under guardians and stewards until the term 3 appointed of the father. "So we also, when we were children, were held in bondage under the 2 rudiments of the world: "but when the fulness of the time came, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, "that he might redeem them which were under the law, that we (6 might receive the adoption of sons. "And because ye are



sons, God sent forth the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, (7) crying, Abba, Father. "So that thou art no longer a bondservant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.


Howbeit at that time, not knowing God, ye were in

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(9) bondage to them which by nature are no gods: "but now `that ye have come to know God, or rather to be known of God, how turn ye back again to the weak and beggarly 1rudiments, whereunto ye desire to be in bondage over 10 again? "Ye observe days, and months, and seasons, and 11) years. "I am afraid of you, lest by any means I have bestowed labour upon you in vain.


(12) I beseech you, brethren, be as I am, for I am as ye are. (13 Ye did me no wrong: "but ye know that because of an infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you the 2 first time: "and that which was a temptation to you in my flesh ye despised not, nor 3 rejected; but ye received (15) me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus. "Where then is that gratulation of yourselves? for I bear you witness, that, if possible, ye would have plucked out your 16 eyes and given them to me. "So then am I become your (17 enemy, because I tell you the truth? "They zealously

seek you in no good way; nay, they desire to shut you 18 out, that ye may seek them. "But it is good to be zealously sought in a good matter at all times, and not only 19 when I am present with you. "My little children, of whom I am again in travail until Christ be formed in you, 20 "yea, I could wish to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I am perplexed about you.




Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? "For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, one by the handmaid, and one by the freewoman. "Howbeit the son by the handmaid is born after the flesh; but the son by the freewoman is born through promise. (24 "Which things contain an allegory: for these women are two covenants; one from mount Sinai, bearing children 'Or, elements Gr. former. Gr. spat out. Or, of yours 4

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