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Of Paul's call to the ministry: GALATIANS, His zeal for the Gentiles' freedom. brethren, that the gospel which unto the churches of Judea was preached of me is not after which were in Christ:
23 But they had heard only, 12 For I neither received it That he which persecuted us in of man, neither was I taught it, times past, now preacheth the but by the revelation of Jesus faith which once he destroyed. Christ.
24 And they glorified God 13 For ye have heard of my in me. conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond Of justification by faith. I
after, of God, and wasted it;
14 And profited in the Jews' salem with Barnabas, and took religion above many my equals Titus with me also. in mine own nation, being more 2 And I went up by revelaexceedingly zealous of the tra- tion, and communicated unto ditions of my fathers.
them that gospel which I preach 15 But when it pleased God, among the Gentiles; but priwho separated me from my mo- vately to them which were of ther's womb, and called me by reputation, lest by any means I
should run, or had run, in vain. 16 To reveal his Son in me, 3 But neither Titus, who was that I might preach him among with me, being a Greek, was the heathen; immediately I con- compelled to be circumcised: ferred not with flesh and blood: 4 And that because of false
17 Neither went I up to brethren unawares brought in, Jerusalem to them which were who came in privily to spy out apostles before me; but I went our liberty which we have in into Arabia, and returned again Christ Jesus, that they might unto Damascus.
bring us into bondage: 18 Then after three years
5 To whom we gave place by I went up to Jerusalem to see subjection, no, not for an hour; Peter, and abode with him fif- that the truth of the gospelmight teen days.
continue with you. 19 But other of the apostles 6 But of these who seemed to saw I none, save James the be somewhat, whatsoever they Lord's brother.
were, it maketh no matter to 20. Now the things which I me: God accepteth no man's write unto you, behold, before person: for they who seemed God, I lie not.
to be somewhat, in conference 21 Afterwards I came into the added nothing to me; regions of Syria and Cilicia; 7 But contrariwise, when they 22 And was unknown by face saw that the gospel of the
Of jastification through faith,
and not by works of the law. uncircumcision was committed thou the Gentiles to live as do unto me, as the gospel of the the Jews ? circumcision was unto Peter; 15 We who are Jews by
8 (For he that wrought effec- nature, and not sinners of the tually in Peter to the apostleship Gentiles, of the circumcision, the same 16 Knowing that a man is was mighty in me towards the not justified by the works of Gentiles;)
the law, but by the faith of 9 And when James, Cephas, Jesus Christ, even we have beand John, who seemed to believed in Jesus Christ, that we pillars, perceived the grace that might be justified by the faith was given unto me, they gave of Christ, and not by the works to me and Barnabas the right of the law: for by the works hands of fellowship; that we of the law shall no flesh be should go unto the heathen, and justified. they unto the circumcision. 17 But if, while we seek to
io Only they would that we be justified by Christ, we ourshould remember the poor; the selves also are found sinners, is same which I also was forward therefore Christ the minister of to do.
sin? God forbid. 11 But when Peter was come 18 For if I build again the to Antioch, I withstood him to things which I destroyed, I the face, because he was to be make myself a transgressor. blamed.
19 For I through the law am 12 For before that certain dead to the law, that I might came from James, he did eat live unto God. with the Gentiles: but when 20 Iam crucified with Christ: they were come, he withdrew nevertheless I live; yet not I, and separated himself, fearing but Christ liveth in me: and them which were of the cir- the life which I now live in the cumcision.
flesh, I live by the faith of the 13 And the other Jews dis- Son of God, who loved me, and sembled likewise with him ; gave himself for me. insomuch that Barnabas also 21 I do not frustrate the grace was carried away with their of God : for if righteousness dissimulation,
come by the law, then Christ 14 But when I saw that they is dead in vain. walked not uprightly, according
CHAP. III. to the truth of the gospel, I said Believers are justified. unto Peter before them all, If FOOLISH who thou, being a Jew, livest after hath bewitched that the manner of Gentiles, and not ye should not obey the truth, as do the Jews, why compellest before whose eyes Jesus Christ
Paul reproveth the Galatians GALATIANS, for depending on the lau', hath been evidently set forth, faith : but, The man that doeth crucified among you?
them shall live in them. 2 This only would I learn of 13' Christ hath redeemed us you, Received
the Spirit by from the curse of the law, being the works of the law, or by the made a curse for us : for it is hearing of faith?
written, Cursed is every one that 3. Are ye so foolish? having hangeth on a tree: begun in the Spirit, are ye now 14 That the blessing of Abramade perfect by the flesh? ham might come on the Gentiles
4 Have ye suffered so many through Jesus Christ; that we things in vain? if it be yet in might receive the promise of
the Spirit through faith. 5 He therefore that mini
15 Brethren, I speak after the stereth to you the Spirit, and manner of men ; Though it be worketh miracles among you, but a man's covenant, yet if it be doeth he it by the works of the confirmed, no man disannulleth, law, or by the hearing of faith? or addeth thereto.
6 Even as Abraham believed 16 Now to Abraham and his Gods, and it was accounted to seed were the promises made. him for righteousness.
He saith not, And to seeds, as 7. Know ye therefore, that of many; but as of one, And to they which are of faith, the same thy seeds which is Christ. are the children of Abraham. 17 And this I say, That the
8 And the Scripture, fore- covenant, that was confirmed seeing that God would justify the before of God in Christ, the heathen through faith, preached law, which was four hundred before the gospel unto Abraham, and thirty years after, cannot saying, In thee shall all nations disannul, that it should make be blessed.
the promise of none effect. 9 So then they which be of 18 For if the inheritance be faith are blessed with faithful of the law, it is no more of Abraham.
promise: but God gave it to 10 For as many as are of the Abraham by promise. ! works of the law, are under the 19 Wherefore then serveth curse: for it is written, Cursed is the law? It was added because every one that continueth not in of transgressions, till the seed all things which are written in should come to whom the prothe book of the law to do them. mise was made; and it was
11 But that no man is justified ordained by angels in the hand by the law in the sight of God, of a mediator. it is evident: for, The just shall 20 Now a mediator is not live by faith.
a mediator of one; but God is 12 And the law is not of one.
Christ having delivered
ali from its bondage. 21 Is the law then against the governors, until the time appromises of God? God forbid: pointed of the father. for if there had been a law 3 Even so we, when we were given which could have given children, were in bondage under life, verily righteousness should the elements of the world: have been by the law.
4 But when the fulness of the 22 But the Scripture hath time was come, God sent forth concluded all under sin, that his Son, made of a woman, made the promise by faith of Jesus under the law, Christ might be given to them
5 To redeem them that were that believe.
under the law, that we might 23 But before faith came, we receive the adoption of sons. were kept under the law, shut
6 And because ye are sons, up unto the faith which should God hath sent forth the Spirit of afterwards be revealed.
his Son into your hearts, crying, 24 Wherefore the law was our Abba, Father. school-master to bring us unto 7 Wherefore thou art no Christ, that we might be justi- more a servant, but a son; and fied by faith.
if a son, then an heir of God 25 But after that faith is through Christ. come, we are no longer under 8 Howbeit, then when ye knew a school-master.
not God, ye did service unto them 26. For ye are all the child which by nature are no gods. ren of God by faith in Christ 9 But now, after that Jesus.
known God, or rather are known 27 For as many of you as
of God, how turn ye again to have been baptized into Christ, the weak and beggarly elements, have put on Christ.
whereunto ye desire again to be 28 There is neither Jew nor in bondage? Greek, there is neither bond nor 10 Ye observe days, and free, there is neither male nor months, and times, and years. female: for ye are all one in 11 I am afraid of you, lest I Christ Jesus.
have bestowed upon you labour 29 And if ye be Christ's, then in vain. are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs 12 Brethren, I beseech
you, according to the promise. be as I am; for I am as ye are: CHAP. IV.
ye have not injured me at all. Christ freeth us from the law. 13 Ye know how through W I say, , ,
: differeth nothing from a servant, 14 And my temptation which though he be lord of all; was in my flesh ye despised not, 2 But is under tutors and nor rejected; but received me as
ye have The allegory of
Agar and Sara. an angel of God, even as Christ Sinai in Arabia, and answereth Jesus.
to Jerusalem which now is, 15 Where is then the bless- and is in bondage with her edness ye spake of? for I bear children. you record, that, if it had been 26 But Jerusalem which is possible, ye would have plucked above is free, which is the out your own eyes, and have mother of us all. given them to me.
27 For it is written, Rejoice, 16 Am I therefore become thou barren that bearest not ; your enemy, because I tell you break forth and
break forth and cry, thou that the truth?
travailest not, for the desolate 17 They zealously affect you, hath many more children than but not well; yea, they would she which hath an husband. exclude you, that ye might 28 Now we, brethren, as affect them.
Isaac was, are the children of 18 But it is good to be zea- promise. lously affected always in a good 29 But as then he that was thing, and not only when I am born after the flesh, persecuted present with you.
him that was born after the 19 My little children, of Spirit, even so it is now. whom I travail in birth again 30 Nevertheless what saith until Christ be formed in
you, the Scripture? Cast out the 20 I desire to be present with bond-woman and her son : for you now, and to change my the son of the bond-woman voice; for I stand in doubt shall not be heir with the son
of the free woman. 21 Tell me, ye that desire 31 So then, brethren, we are to be under the law, do ye not not children of the bond-woman, hear the law ?
but of the free. 22 For it is written, That
CHAP. V. Abraham had two sons; the Of the liberty of the gospel. one by a ,
TAND fast therefore in the by a free
liberty wherewith Christ 23 But he who was of the hath made us free, and be not bond-woman was born after the entangled again with the yoke flesh; but he of the free woman of bondage. was by promise.
2 Behold, I Paul say unto 24. Which things are an you, That if ye be circumcised, allegory: for these are the two Christ shall profit you nothing. covenants; the one from the
3 For I testify again to every mount Sinai, which gendereth man that is circumcised, that he to bondage, which is Agar. is a debtor to do the whole law.
25 For this Agar is mount 4 Christ is become of no effect