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The King James Bible


Book 48    Galatians
001:001 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus
        Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)
001:002 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of
        Galatia:
001:003 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our
        Lord Jesus Christ,
001:004 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:
001:005 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
001:006 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you
        into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
001:007 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and
        would pervert the gospel of Christ.
001:008 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.
001:009 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.
001:010 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.
001:011 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was
        preached of me is not after man.
001:012 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but
        by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
001:013 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:
001:014 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in
        mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the
        traditions of my fathers.
001:015 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's
        womb, and called me by his grace,
001:016 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the
        heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
001:017 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles
        before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto
        Damascus.
001:018 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter,
        and abode with him fifteen days.
001:019 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's
        brother.
001:020 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I
        lie not.
001:021 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;
001:022 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were
        in Christ:
001:023 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times
        past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.
001:024 And they glorified God in me.
002:001 Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with
        Barnabas, and took Titus with me also.
002:002 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.
002:003 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was
        compelled to be circumcised:
002:004 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:
002:005 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that
        the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
002:006 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:
002:007 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the
        uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the
        circumcision was unto Peter;
002:008 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship
        of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the
        Gentiles:)
002:009 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 circumcision.
002:010 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same
        which I also was forward to do.
002:011 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the
        face, because he was to be blamed.
002:012 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 circumcision.
002:013 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that
        Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.
002:014 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?
002:015 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
002:016 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.
002:017 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.
002:018 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make
        myself a transgressor.
002:019 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live
        unto God.
002:020 I am crucified with Christ: neverthless 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.
002:021 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come
        by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
003:001 O 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?
003:002 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the
        works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
003:003 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made
        perfect by the flesh?
003:004 Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.
003:005 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?
003:006 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for
        righteousness.
003:007 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are
        the children of Abraham.
003:008 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 blessed.
003:009 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful
        Abraham.
003:010 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.
003:011 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God,
        it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
003:012 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them
        shall live in them.
003:013 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:
003:014 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles
        through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the
        Spirit through faith.
003:015 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.
003:016 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.
003:017 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.
003:018 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of
        promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
003:019 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.
003:020 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
003:021 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 law.
003:022 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the
        promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that
        believe.
003:023 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up
        unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
003:024 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto
        Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
003:025 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a
        schoolmaster.
003:026 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
003:027 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put
        on Christ.
003:028 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.
003:029 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs
        according to the promise.
004:001 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth
        nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
004:002 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of
        the father.
004:003 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the
        elements of the world:
004:004 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his
        Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
004:005 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive
        the adoption of sons.
004:006 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his
        Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
004:007 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son,
        then an heir of God through Christ.
004:008 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them
        which by nature are no gods.
004:009 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?
004:010 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
004:011 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in
        vain.
004:012 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye
        have not injured me at all.
004:013 Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the
        gospel unto you at the first.
004:014 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.
004:015 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.
004:016 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the
        truth?
004:017 They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would
        exclude you, that ye might affect them.
004:018 But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good
        thing, and not only when I am present with you.
004:019 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until
        Christ be formed in you,
004:020 I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice;
        for I stand in doubt of you.
004:021 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear
        the law?
004:022 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a
        bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
004:023 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but
        he of the freewoman was by promise.
004:024 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants;
        the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage,
        which is Agar.
004:025 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to
        Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
004:026 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of
        us all.
004:027 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
        husband.
004:028 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
004:029 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him
        that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
004:030 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.
004:031 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but
        of the free.
005:001 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made
        us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
005:002 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ
        shall profit you nothing.
005:003 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he
        is a debtor to do the whole law.
005:004 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are
        justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
005:005 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness
        by faith.
005:006 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing,
        nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
005:007 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey
        the truth?
005:008 This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.
005:009 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
005:010 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.
005:011 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet
        suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.
005:012 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.
005:013 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not
        liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one
        another.
005:014 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou
        shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
005:015 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be
        not consumed one of another.
005:016 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil
        the lust of the flesh.
005:017 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.
005:018 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
005:019 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these;
        Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
005:020 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath,
        strife, seditions, heresies,
005:021 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.
005:022 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
        longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
005:023 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
005:024 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the
        affections and lusts.
005:025 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
005:026 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another,
        envying one another.
006:001 Brethren, 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 tempted.
006:002 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of
        Christ.
006:003 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is
        nothing, he deceiveth himself.
006:004 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have
        rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
006:005 For every man shall bear his own burden.
006:006 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that
        teacheth in all good things.
006:007 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man
        soweth, that shall he also reap.
006:008 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.
006:009 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we
        shall reap, if we faint not.
006:010 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men,
        especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
006:011 Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine
        own hand.
006:012 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.
006:013 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law;
        but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in
        your flesh.
006:014 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.
006:015 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing,
        nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
006:016 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them,
        and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
006:017 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body
        the marks of the Lord Jesus.
006:018 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your
        spirit. Amen.

 

 


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