5 With her freedom Christ hath made you free. Stand fast therefore and do not again with a yoke of servitude be held fast!
2 See! I Paul say unto you—If ye be getting circumcised Christ will profit you nothing.
3 Yea I bear solemn witness again unto every man getting circumcised,—That he is a debtor to do the whole law.
4 Ye have been set aside from Christ, ye who by law are to be declared righteous,—Out of his favour ye have fallen;
5 For we in Spirit by faith for a hope of righteousness are ardently waiting,—
6 For in Christ [Jesus] neither circumcision availeth anything nor uncircumcision, But faith through love energising.
7 Ye were running well:—Who hath hindered you, that by truth ye are not to be persuaded?
8 The persuasion [is] not of him that calleth you:—
9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
10 I am persuaded regarding you in the Lord—That for nothing else ye will have any regard; But he that is troubling you shall bear the sentence,—Whosoever he may be.
11 I however brethren—If circumcision I yet proclaim Why am I yet persecuted? After all the stumbling-block of the cross hath been set aside.
12 Oh! that they would even leave off in dismay who are unsettling you!
13 For ye on a footing of freedom were called, brethren,—Only [turn] not your freedom into an occasion to the flesh, But by means of your love be serving one another;
14 For the whole law in one word is summed up—[namely] in this,—Thou shall love thy neighbour as thyself.
15 If however one another ye bite and devour Take heed lest by one another ye be consumed!
16 I say moreover—By Spirit be walking, And fleshly coveting ye will in nowise fulfil;
17 For the flesh coveted against the Spirit, But the Spirit against the flesh,—For these unto one another are opposed, Lest whatsoever things ye chance to desire these ye should be doing!
18 And if by Spirit ye are being led Ye are not under law.
19 Manifest however are the works of the flesh, which indeed are—Fornication, impurity, wantonness,
20 idolatry, enchantment, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of wrath, factions, divisions, parties,
21 envyings, drunkenness, revellings;—And such things as these: As to which I forewarn you even as I have forewarned you,—That they who such things as these do practise Shall not inherit God’s kingdom.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is—Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, graciousness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 meekness, self-control;—Against such things as these there is no law.
24 And they who are of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its susceptibilities and covetings.
25 If we live by Spirit By Spirit let us also walk.
26 Let us not become vain-glorious,—One another challenging, One another envying.