Galatians 2

Galatians 2

1Paul sheweth for what purpose after many years he went to Jerusalem; 3that Titus, who went with him, was not circumcised, and that on purpose to assert the freedom of the Gentile converts from the bondage of the law; 6that no new knowledge was added to him in conference with the three chief apostles, but that he received from them a public acknowledgement of his divine mission to the Gentiles; 11that he openly withstood Peter for dissimulation with respect to Gentile communion, 14expostulating with him, why he, who believed that justification came by the faith of Christ, acted as though it came by the works of the law; 21which was in effect to frustrate the grace of God.

1 Then 1fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with 2Barnabas, and took 3Titus with me also.

2 And I went up 1by revelation, 2and communicated unto them that gospel which 3I preach among the Gentiles, but aprivately to them which were of reputation, 4lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.

3 1But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:

4 And 1that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who 2came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:

5 1To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.

6 But of these 1who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: 2God accepteth no man's person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:

7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the 1gospel of the uncircumcision 2was committed unto me, as the 3gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;

8 (for he that 1wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was 2mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)

9 And when 1James, 2Cephas, and John, who seemed to be 3pillars, perceived 4the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and 5Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; 6that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.

10 1Only they would 2that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.

11 1But when Peter was come to 2Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.

12 1For before that certain came from James, 2he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he 3withdrew and separated himself, fearing 4them which were of the circumcision.

13 1And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.

14 But when I saw that they 1walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter 2before them all, 3If 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?

15 1We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,

16 1Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even 2we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: 3for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

17 But if, 1while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found 2sinners, is therefore Christ the 3minister of sin? 4God forbid.

18 For if 1I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.

19 For I 1through the law 2am dead to the law, 3that I might live unto God.

20 1I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: 2and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, 3who loved me, and gave himself for me.

21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for 1if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

Galatians 2