King James VersionGalatians5


1 Stand fast there­fore in the lib­er­ty where­with Christ hath made us free, and be not en­tan­gled again with the yoke of bondage. 2 Be­hold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be cir­cum­cised, Christ shall prof­it you noth­ing. 3 For I tes­ti­fy again to ev­ery man that is cir­cum­cised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. 4 Christ is be­come of no ef­fect unto you, whoso­ev­er of you are jus­ti­fied by the law; ye are fall­en from grace. 5 For we through the Spir­it wait for the hope of righ­teous­ness by faith. 6 For in Je­sus Christ nei­ther cir­cum­ci­sion availeth any thing, nor un­cir­cum­ci­sion; but faith which wor­keth by love. 7 Ye did run well; who did hin­der you that ye should not obey the truth? 8 This per­sua­sion cometh not of him that cal­leth you. 9 A lit­tle leav­en leav­eneth the whole lump. 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. 11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach cir­cum­ci­sion, why do I yet suf­fer per­se­cu­tion? then is the of­fence of the cross ceased. 12 I would they were even cut off which trou­ble you. 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. 14 For all the law is ful­filled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neigh­bour as thy­self. 15 But if ye bite and de­vour one an­oth­er, take heed that ye be not con­sumed one of an­oth­er. 16 This I say then, Walk in the Spir­it, and ye shall not ful­fil the lust of the flesh. 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. 18 But if ye be led of the Spir­it, ye are not un­der the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are man­i­fest, which are these; Adul­tery, for­ni­ca­tion, un­clean­ness, las­civ­i­ous­ness, 20 Idol­a­try, witchcraft, ha­tred, vari­ance, em­u­la­tions, wrath, strife, sedi­tions, here­sies, 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. 22 But the fruit of the Spir­it is love, joy, peace, long­suf­fer­ing, gen­tle­ness, good­ness, faith, 23 Meek­ness, tem­per­ance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ's have cru­ci­fied the flesh with the af­fec­tions and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spir­it, let us also walk in the Spir­it. 26 Let us not be de­sirous of vain glo­ry, pro­vok­ing one an­oth­er, en­vy­ing one an­oth­er.