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Fustification by faith. Galatians. Believers justified. same which I also was forward to which I now live in the flesh, I to.

live by the faith of the Son of God, 11 But when Peter was come who loved me, and gave himself to Antioch, I withstood him to for me. the face, because he was to be 21 I do not frustrate the grace blamed.

of God; for if righteousness come 12 For before that certain came by the law, then Christ is dead in srom James, he did eat with the vain. Gentiles: but when they were

CHAP. III. come, he withdrew, and separa- Believers are justified.



that ye 13 And the other Jews dissem-should not obey the truth, before bied likewise with him; insomuch whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been that Barnabas also was carried evidently set forth, crucified aaway with their dissimulation.

mong you? 14 But when I saw that they 2 This only would I learn of walke:t not uprightly, according you, Received ye the Spirit by the to the truth of the gospel, I said works of the law, or by the hearunto Peter before them all, Ifing of faith? thou, being a Jew, livest after the 3 Are ye so foolish? having bemanner of Gentiles, and rot as gun in the Spirit, are ye now do the Jews, why compellest thou made perfect by the flesh? the Gentiles to live as do the Jews! 4 Have ye suffered so many

15 We who are Jews by nature, things in vain? if it be yet in vain. and not sinners of the Gentiles, 5 He, therefore, that minister

16 Knowing that a man is not eth to you the Spirit, and workjustified by the works of the law. eth miracles among you, doeth he but by the faith of Jesus Christ; it by the works of the law, or by ven we have believed in Jesus the hearing of faith? Christ, that we might be justified 6 Even as Abraham believed by the faith of Christ, and not by God, and it was accounted to him the works of the law: for by the for righteousness. works of the law shall no fiesh be 7 Know ye, therefore, that they justified.

which are of faith, the same are 17 But if, while we seek to be the children of Abraham. justified by Christ, we ourselves 8 And the scripture foreseeing also are found sinners, is there that God would justify the heathen fore Christ the minister of sin through faith, preached before the God forbid.

gospel unto Abraham, saying, In 18 For if I build again the things thee shall all nations be blessed. which I destroyed, I make my- 9 So then, they which be of self a transgressor.

faith are blessed with faithful A. 19 For 1 through the law am braham. dead to the law, that I might live 10 For as many as are of the unto God.

works of the law are under the 20 I am crucified with Christ : curse: for it is written, Cursed nevertheless I live: yet not I, but is every one that continueth not Christ liveth in me; and the lifel in all things which are written in Christ freeth us

Chap. iv.

from the lawu. the book of the law to do them. for if there had been a law given

11 But that no man is justified which could have given life, verils by the law in the sight of God, it righteousness should have been is evident: for, The just shall by the law. live by faith.

22 But the scripture hath con12 And the law is not of faith: cluded all under sin, that the probut, The man that doeth them mise by faith of Jesus Christ might shall live in them.

be given to them that believe. 13 Christ hath redeemed us 23 But before faith came, we from the curse of the law, being were kept under the law, shut up made a curse for us: for it is writ- unto the faith which should afterten, Cursedis every one that hang- wards be revealed. eth on a tree;

24 Wherefore the law was our 14 That the blessing of Abra- schoolmaster, to bring us unto ham might come on the Gentiles Christ, that we might be justified through Jesus Christ; that we by faith. might receive the promise of the 25 But after that faith is come, Spirit through faith.

we are no longer under a schcol 15 Brethren, I speak after the master. manner of men; Though it be but 26 For ye are all the children of a man's covenant, yet if it be con- Godby faith in Christ Jesus. firmed, no man disannulleth or 27 For as many of you as have addeth' thereto.

been baptized into Christ, have 16 Now, to Abraham and his put on Christ. seed were the promises made. 28 There is neither Jew nor He saith not, And to seeds, as of Greek, there is neither bond nor many; butas of one, And to thy free, there is neither male nor feseed, which is Christ.

male: for ye are all one in Christ 17 And this I say, that the co- Jesus. venant, that was confirmed before 29 And if ye be Christ's, then of God in Christ, the law, which are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs was four hundred and thirty years according to the promise. after, cannot disannul, that it

CHAP. IV. should make the promise of none Christ freeth us from the lazy. effect.


long as he is a the law, it is no more of promise: nothing from a servant, though he but God gave it to Abraham by be lord of all; promise.

2 But is under tutors and go19 Wherefore then serveth the vernors until the time appointed law? It was added because of of the father. transgressions, till the seed should 3 Even so we, when we were come, to whom the promise was children, were in bondage under made; and it was ordained by an- the elements of the world: gels in the hand of a mediator. 4 But when the fulness of the

20 Now, a mediator is not a time was come, God sent forth mediator of one; but God is one. This Son, made of a woman, made

21 Is the law then against the under the law, promises of God? God forbid: 5 To redeem them that were We arc Abraham's sons Galatians. by the free woman. under the law, that we might re-affected always in a good thing, ceive the adoption of sons. and not only when I am present

6 And, because ye are sons, with you. God hath sent forih the Spirit of 19 My little children, of whom his Son into your hearts, crying, I travail in birth again, until Christ Alla, Father.

be formed in you. 7 Wherefore thou art no more 20 I desire to be present with a servant, but a son; and if a son, you now, and to change my voice; then an heir of God through for I stand in doubt of you. Christ.

21 Tell me, ye that desire to be 8 Howbeit then, when ye knew under the law, do ye not hear the not God ye did service unto them law? which by nature are no gods. 22 For it is written, that Abra

9 But now, after that ye have ham had two sons; the one by a kown God, or rather are known bond-maid, the other by a free of God, how turn ye again to the woman. wenk and beggarly elements,

23 But he who was of the bondwhereunto ye desire again to be in woman was born after the flesh; bonciage ?

but he of the free woman was by 10 Ye observe days, and promise. months, and times, and years. 24. Which things are an allego

11 I am afraid of you, lest Iry: for these are the two covehave bestowed upon you labour nants; the one from the mount in vain.

Sinai, which gendereth to bon12 Brethren, I beseech you, be dage, which is Agar. as I am; for I am as ye are:' ye 25 For this Agar is mount have not injured me at all. Sinai in Arabia, and answereth

13 Ye know how, through in- to Jerusalem, which now is,' and firmity of the flesh, I preached the is in bondage with her children. gospel unto you at the first. 26 But Jerusalem which is a

14. And my temptation, which bove is free, which is the mother was in my fiesh, ye despised not, of us all. nor rejected; but received me as 27 For it is written, Rejoice, an angel of God, even as Christ thou barren that bearest not; Jesus.

break forth and cry, thou that 15 Where is then the blessed-travailest not: for the desolate ness ye spake of? for I bear you hath many more children than recordi, that, if it had been possi- she which hath an husband. ble, ye would have plucked out 28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac your own eyes, and have given was, are the children of promise. them to me.

29 But as then, he that was 16 Am I, therefore, become born after the flesh persecuted him your enemy, because I tell you that was born after the Spirit, even the uruih?

so it is now. 17 They zealously affect yoll, 30 Nevertheless, what saith the but not well; yea, they would scripture ? Cast out the bondexclude you, that ye might affect woman and her son: for the son them.

of the bond-woman shall not be 18 But it is good tobe zcalously heir rith the son of the free woman,


from grace.

Of the liberty

Chap. vi.

of the gospel. 31 So then, brethren, we are 14 For all the law is fulfilled in not children of the bond-woman, one word, even in this, Thou shalt but of the free.

love thy neighbour as thyself. CHAP. V.

15 But if ye bite and devour Of the liberty of the gospel. one another, take heed that ye be TAND fast, therefore, in the not consumed one of another.

liberty wherewith Christ hath 16 This I say then, Walk in the made us free, and be not entang- Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the led again with the yoke of bond- lust of the flesh. age..

17 For the fiesh lusteth against 2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, the Spirit, and the Spirit against that if ye be circumcised, Christ the flesh: and these are contrary shall profit you nothing.

the one to the other; so that ye 3 For I testify again to every cannot do the things that ye would. man that is circumcised, that he 18 But if ye beled by the Spirit, is a debtor to do the whole law. ye are not under the law.

4 Christ is become of no effeét 19 Now the works of the flesh unto you, whosoever of you are are manifest, which are these ; justified by the law; ye are fallen Adultery, fornication, unclean

ness, lasciviousness, 5 For we, through the Spirit, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, wait for the hope of righteousness variance, emulations, wrath, strife, by faith.

seditions, heresies, 6 For in Jesus Christ neither 21 Envyings, murders, drunkcircumcision availeth any thing, enness, revellings, and such like: nor uncircumcision, but faith ; of the which I tell you before, as which worketh by love.

I have also told you in tinc past, 7 Ye did run well; who did that they which do such things hinder you, that ye should not shall not inherit the kingdom of obey the truth?

God. 8 This persuasion cometh not 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is of him that calleth you.

love, joy, peace, long-suffering, 9 A little leaven leaveneth the gentleness, goodness, taith, whole lump.

23 Meekness, temperance: a10 I have confidence in you gainst such there is no law. through the Lord, that ye will be 24 And they that are Christ's, none otherwise minded; but he have crucified the flesh, with the that troubleth you shall bear bis affections and lusts. judgment, whosoever he be. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let

11 And I, brethren, if I yet us also walk in the Spirit. preach circumcision, why do I 26 Let us not be desirous of yet suffer persecution ? then is the vain-glory, provokingone anooffence of the cross ceased. ther, envying one another. 12 I would they were even cut

CHAP. VI. off which trouble you.

To deal mildly with offenders. 13 For, brethren, ye have been RETHREN, if a man be called unto liberty; only use not 1 overtaken in a fault, ye which liberty for an occasion to the flesh, are spiritual, restore such an one but by love serve one another. lin the spirit of meekness; consid

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Of election,

and adoption. ering thyself, lest thou also behave written unto you with mine tempted.

own hand. 2 Bear ye one another's bur- 12 As many as desire to make dens, and so fulfil the law of a fair shew in the flesh, they conChrist.

strain you to be circumcised ; 3 For if a man think himself to only lest they should suffer persebe something when he is nothing, cution for the cross of Christ. he deceiveth himself.

13 For neither they themselves 4 But let every man prove his who are circumcised, keep the own work, and then shall he have law; but desire to have you cirrejoicing in himself alone, and not cumcised, that they may glory in in another.

5 For every man shall bear his 14. But God forbid that I should own burden.

glory, save in the cross of our 6 Let him that is taught in the Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the word, communicate unto him world is crucified unto me, and I that teacheth in all good things. unto the world.

7 Be not deceived; God is not 15 For in Christ Jesus neither mocked: for whatsoever a man circumcision availeth any thing, soweth, that shall he also reap. nor uncircumcision, but a new

8 For he that soweth to his flesh, creature. shall of the flesh reap corruption: 16 And as many as walk accordbut he that soweth to the Spirit,sing to this rule, peace be on them, shall of the Spirit reap life ever- and mercy, and upon the Israel of lasting.

God. 9 And let us not be weary in

17 From henceforth let no man well-doing: for in due season we trouble me; for I bear in my boshall reap, if we faint not. dy the marks of the Lord Jesus.

10 As we have, therefore, op- 18 Brethren, the grace of our portunity, let us do good unto all Lord Jesus Christ be with your men, especially unto them who spirit. Amen. are of the household of faith. 1 Unto the Galatians, written

11 Ye see how large a letter I from Rome.




who hath blessed us with all spi. Of election and adoption. ritual blessings in heavenly places AUL, an apostle of Jesus in Christ :

Christ by the will of God, to 4 According as he hath chosen the saints which are at Ephesus, us in him before the foundation and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: of the world, that we should be

2 Grace be to you, and peace, holy, and without blame before from God our Father, and from him in love: the Lord Jesus Christ.

5 Having predestinated us unto 3 Blessed be the God and Fa- the adoption of children, by Jesus ther of our Lord Jesus Christ, Christ to himself, according to

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