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The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians
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The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians
AUL, an apostle, (not of men,
neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who
raised him from the dead;)
1:2 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the
churches of Galatia:
1:3 Grace be to you and peace from God the
Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver
us from this present evil world, according to the will of God
and our Father:
1:5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that
called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
1:7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble
you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any
other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto
you, let him be accursed.
1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any
man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have
received, let him be accursed.
1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to
please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the
servant of Christ.
1:11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which
was preached of me is not after man.
1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I
taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1:13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past
in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the
church of God, and wasted it:
1:14 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my
equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of
the traditions of my fathers.
1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my
mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
1:16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him
among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and
1:17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were
apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again
1:18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to
see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
1:19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James
the Lord's brother.
1:20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold,
before God, I lie not.
1:21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and
1:22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea
which were in Christ:
1:23 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted
us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he
1:24 And they glorified God in me.
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HEN fourteen years after I went
up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with
2:2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto
them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but
privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I
should run, or had run, in vain.
2:3 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek,
was compelled to be circumcised:
2:4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought
in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in
Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:
2:5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an
hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
2:6 But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever
they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man's
person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in
conference added nothing to me:
2:7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of
the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel
of the circumcision was unto Peter;
2:8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the
apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me
toward the Gentiles:)
2:9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be
pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave
to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we
should go unto the heathen, and they unto the
2:10 Only they would that we should remember the
poor; the same which I also was forward to do.
2:11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him
to the face, because he was to be blamed.
2:12 For before that certain 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
2:13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him;
insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their
2:14 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 Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the
Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
2:15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners
of the Gentiles,
2:16 Knowing that 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 works of the law: for by the
works of the law shall no flesh be justified. the law shall no
flesh be justified.
2:17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we
ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ
the minister of sin? God forbid.
2:18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed,
I make myself a transgressor.
2:19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I
might live unto God.
2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live;
yet not I, but Christ 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.
2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if
righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in
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foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not
obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been
evidently set forth, crucified among you?
3:2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the
Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
3:3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are
ye now made perfect by the flesh?
3:4 Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it
be yet in vain.
3:5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and
worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of
the law, or by the hearing of faith?
3:6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted
to him for righteousness.
3:7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the
same are the children of Abraham.
3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify
the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto
Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be
3:9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with
3:10 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 to do them.
3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the
sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by
3:12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that
doeth them shall live in them.
3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,
being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is
every one that hangeth on a tree:
3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the
Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the
promise of the Spirit through faith.
3:15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though
it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be
confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made.
He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to
thy seed, which is Christ.
3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was
confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four
hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should
make the promise of none effect.
3:18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it
is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by
3:19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added
because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom
the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in
the hand of a mediator.
3:20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but
God is one.
3:21 Is the law then against the promises of God?
God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have
given life, verily righteousness should have been by the
3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin,
that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to
them that believe.
3:23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law,
shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring
us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer
under a schoolmaster.
3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in
3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into
Christ have put on Christ.
3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither
bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all
one in Christ Jesus.
3:29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's
seed, and heirs according to the promise.
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OW I say, That the heir,
as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant,
though he be lord of all;
4:2 But is under tutors and governors until the time
appointed of the father.
4:3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage
under the elements of the world:
4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent
forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
4:5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we
might receive the adoption of sons.
4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the
Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
4:7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and
if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
4:8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service
unto them which by nature are no gods.
4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are
known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly
elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
4:10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and
4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you
labour in vain.
4:12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I
am as ye are: ye have not injured me at all.
4:13 Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I
preached the gospel unto you at the first.
4:14 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.
4:15 Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I
bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would
have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.
4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell
you the truth?
4:17 They zealously affect you, but not well;
yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.
4:18 But it is good to be zealously affected
always in a good thing, and not only when I am
present with you.
4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth
again until Christ be formed in you,
4:20 I desire to be present with you now, and to change
my voice; for I stand in doubt of you.
4:21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye
not hear the law?
4:22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the
one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
4:23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born
after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by
4:24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two
covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to
bondage, which is Agar.
4:25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and
answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her
4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the
mother of us all.
4:27 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
4:28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of
4:29 But as then he that was born after the flesh
persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so
it is now.
4:30 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the
bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not
be heir with the son of the freewoman.
4:31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the
bondwoman, but of the free.
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TAND fast therefore in the
liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not
entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
5:2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be
circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.
5:3 For I testify again to every man that is
circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of
you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of
righteousness by faith.
5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth
any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by
5:7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should
not obey the truth?
5:8 This persuasion cometh not of him that
5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
5:10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye
will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall
bear his judgment, whosoever he be.
5:11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why
do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross
5:12 I would they were even cut off which trouble
5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty;
only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but
by love serve one another.
5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word,
even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as
5:15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed
that ye be not consumed one of another.
5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye
shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the
Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the
other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under
5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are
these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness,
5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations,
wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and
such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told
you in time past, that they which do such things shall
not inherit the kingdom of God.
5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no
5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh
with the affections and lusts.
5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the
5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one
another, envying one another.
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RETHREN, if a man be overtaken in
a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the
spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be
6:2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law
6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he
is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
6:4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall
he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
6:5 For every man shall bear his own burden.
6:6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto
him that teacheth in all good things.
6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a
man soweth, that shall he also reap.
6:8 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.
6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due
season we shall reap, if we faint not.
6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good
unto all men, especially unto them who are of the
household of faith.
6:11 Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you
with mine own hand.
6:12 As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh,
they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should
suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.
6:13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised
keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may
glory in your flesh.
6:14 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 unto the world.
6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth
any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
6:16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace
be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
6:17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear
in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
6:18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
be with your spirit. Amen.