Chapter One

Gal. 1:1 Paul, an apostle—sent not from men nor by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead—

Gal. 1:2 and all the brethren who are with me—to the churches in Galatia.

Gal. 1:3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,

Gal. 1:4 who gave himself for our sins so that he might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

Gal. 1:5 to whom be glory unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Gal. 1:6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ for a different gospel—

Gal. 1:7 which is not really another, except there are some who are disturbing you and are wanting to distort the gospel of Christ.

Gal. 1:8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached [to you], let him be eternally condemned!

Gal. 1:9 As I have said before and say again now if anyone is preaching a gospel other than what you received, let him be eternally condemned!

Gal. 1:10 For am I now trying to win the favor of man or God? Or am I seeking to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Gal. 1:11 Now I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.

Gal. 1:12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, but by a revelation of Jesus Christ.

Gal. 1:13 For you have heard of my former manner of life in Judaism, how I used to persecute the church of God violently and kept trying to destroy it;

Gal. 1:14 and I was advancing in Judaism beyond my contemporaries among my race extremely more zealous for the traditions of my fathers.

Gal. 1:15 But when he [God], who had set me apart even from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace was pleased

Gal. 1:16 to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult flesh and blood,

Gal. 1:17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before me, but I went up to Arabia and returned again to Damascus.

Gal. 1:18 Then after three years I went to Jerusalem to get information by visiting Cephas and I remained with him fifteen days.

Gal. 1:19 But I did not see any other of the apostles except James, the Lord’s brother.

Gal. 1:20 Now in what I am writing to you, I assure you before God that I am not lying.

Gal. 1:21 Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

Gal. 1:22 I was still unknown by sight to the churches of Judea which were in Christ;

Gal. 1:23 But they only kept hearing “He who once persecuted us is now proclaiming the good news of the faith which he once tried to destroy.”

Gal. 1:24 And they were glorifying God because of me.

Chapter Two

Gal. 2:1 Then after fourteen years I went up to Jerusalem again with Barnabas, taking Titus along too.

Gal. 2:2 I went up in accordance to a revelation and I declared to them the gospel which I preached among the Gentiles but privately to individuals who were influential
to make sure that I was not running or had not run in vain.

Gal. 2:3 But not even Titus, who was with me, though he was a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.

Gal.2:4 Now this was because of the false brethren who were secretly led in, who sneaked in to spy out our freedom which we have in Christ Jesus so as to make us slaves,

Gal. 2:5 but we did not we give in subjection to them for a moment so that the truth of the gospel might remain with you.

Gal. 2:6 But from those who seemed to be important
—what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no favoritism—those who seemed important contributed nothing to me.

Gal. 2:7 But on the contrary, when they saw that I was entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter was to the circumcised

Gal. 2:8 (for he who empowered Peter in his apostleship
to the circumcised also empowered me to the Gentiles)

Gal. 2:9 and having recognized the grace given to me, James and Cephas and John who seemed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, so we might go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcised.

Gal. 2:10 They asked only that we remember the poor— the very thing we were eager to do.

Gal. 2:11 When Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.

Gal. 2:12 Before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they came, he began
to withdraw and separate himself, fearing those of the circumcision.

Gal. 2:13 The rest of the Jews joined with him in hypocrisy, with the result that even Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy.

Gal. 2:14 When I saw that they were not being straight with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in the presence of all, “If you, though you are a Jew live like the Gentiles and not like the Jews, how is it that you compel Gentiles to live like Jews?”

Gal. 2:15 We are Jews by birth and not sinners from among the Gentiles,

Gal. 2:16 having known that a man is not justified by the works of law but through faithfulness of Jesus Christ and we believed in Christ Jesus so that we may be justified by the faithfulness of Christ and not by works of law because by the works of law no man will be justified.

Gal. 2:17 But if while seeking to be justified in Christ we ourselves have also been found to be sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? Absolutely not.

Gal. 2:18 For if I rebuild those things I once destroyed,
I prove myself to be a transgressor.

Gal. 2:19 For through the law I died to the law so that I may live to God.

Gal. 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I live no longer but Christ lives in me. And which life I live now in the flesh (body), I live by faith which is of the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.

Gal. 2:21 I do not invalidate the grace of God. For if righteousness is through the law, then Christ died for nothing.

Chapter Three

Gal. 3:1 O You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you? Before whose very eyes Jesus Christ was portrayed as crucified.

Gal. 3:2 I would like to learn one thing from you. Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by the hearing of faith?

Gal. 3:3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by the flesh?

Gal. 3:4 Have you experienced so much for nothing? —if indeed it was for nothing

Gal. 3:5 So then, does He who provides you the Spirit and works miracles among you, is it by works of the law or by the hearing of faith?

Gal. 3:6 Just as Abraham, “believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness,”

Gal. 3:7 so then know that those of faith, are the sons of Abraham.

Gal. 3:8 The Scripture foresaw that God justifies the Gentiles by faith and pronounced the gospel beforehand to Abraham saying that “All the nations will be blessed in you.”

Gal. 3:9 So then those who are by faith are blessed with Abraham the believer.

Gal. 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written, ““Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.”

Gal. 3:11 Now it is clear no one is justified before God by the law, because, “the righteous shall live by faith.”

Gal. 3:12 But the law is not out of faith, but he who has practiced them shall live by them.

Gal. 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law having become a curse for us, —for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree”—

Gal. 3:14 in order that blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Gal. 3:15 Brothers, I speak according to a human level:
even when covenant of man has been ratified, no one annuls it or adds to it.

Gal. 3:16 Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to many, but as referring to one, “And to your seed,” who is Christ.

Gal. 3:17 Now I am saying this, the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise.

Gal. 3:18 For if the inheritance is based on the law, it is no longer based on the promise but God graciously gave it to Abraham through the promise.

Gal. 3:19 Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions, until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was put into effect through angels by a mediator.

Gal. 3:20 Now a mediator is not for one party only, but God is one.

Gal. 3:21 Therefore, is the law opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness would have been based on the law.

Gal. 3:22 But the law has imprisoned all things under sin
so that the promise because of the faithfulness of Jesus Christ could be given to those who believe.

Gal. 3:23 Now before the faith came, we were held in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed.

Gal. 3:24 Therefore, the law became our pedagogue to Christ so that we might be justified by faith.

Gal. 3:25 But now that the faith has come, we are no longer under a pedagogue.

Gal. 3:26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

Gal. 3:27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

Gal. 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Gal. 3:29 And if you are of Christ, then you are seed of Abraham, heirs according to promise.

Chapter Four

Gal. 4:1 Now I say, as long as the heir is a child (minor)
he is no different from a slave, the owner of everything.

Gal. 4:2 But he is under guardians and managers until
the date set by his father.

Gal. 4:3 So also we, while we were children, were held in bondage under the elemental things of the world.

Gal. 4:4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law,

Gal. 4:5 so that he might redeem those under the law,
so that we might receive the adoption as sons with full rights.

Gal. 4:6 Because you are sons of God, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into our hearts crying, “Abba! Father!”

Gal. 4:7 Therefore, you are no longer a slave but a son
and if a son then an heir through God.

Gal. 4:8 Formerly when you did not know God, you were enslaved to beings that by nature are not gods.

Gal. 4:8 Formerly when you did not know God, you were enslaved to beings that by nature are not gods.

Gal. 4:9 But now that you have come to know God —or rather—are known by God, how is that you turn back again to weak and worthless elemental things? Do you wish to be enslaved again?

Gal. 4:10 You are observing special days and months and seasons and years!

Gal. 4:11 I fear for you lest somehow I labored over you in

Gal. 4:12 I beg of you brethren, become as I am for I also have become as you. You have done me no wrong.

Gal. 4:13 But you know that it was because of physical illness that I first preached the gospel to you,

Gal. 4:14 even though my physical illness was a test of yours, you did not despise nor loath but you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus himself.

Gal. 4:15 Where is that sense of blessing of yours? For I can testify to you that if you were able you would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me.

Gal. 4:16 So have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?

Gal. 4:17 They are eagerly seeking you but for no good purpose; but they wish to shut you out so that you would seek them.

Gal. 4:18 It is always good to be eagerly sought for good purpose and not only when I am present with you.

Gal. 4:19 My children—I am again undergoing birth pains until Christ is formed in you

Gal. 4:20 but I could wish to be present with you now and to change my tone, for I am perplexed about you.

Gal. 4:21 Tell me, you who want to be under law, do you not listen to the law?

Gal. 4:22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and one by the free woman.

Gal. 4:23 But the son from the slave woman was born according to flesh(human) and the one from the free woman according to promise.

Gal. 4:24 Now this is allegorically speaking. For these women are (represent) two covenants: one from Mount Sinai bearing children for slavery: This is Hagar.

Gal. 4:25 Now this Hagar is (stands for) Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.

Gal. 4:26 But the Jerusalem above is free which is our mother.

Gal. 4:27 For it is written,
“Rejoice barren woman who does not bear children;
Break forth and shout, you who are not having birth pains;
For more are the children of the desolate woman than the one who has a husband.”

Gal. 4:28 And you brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise

Gal. 4:29 But just as at that time, the one born according to the flesh persecutes the one born according to the Spirit
(power) so it is now.

Gal. 4:30 But what does the scripture say?
“Cast out the slave woman and her son,
for the son of the bondwoman will not
inherit with the son of the free woman.”

Gal. 4:31 Therefore brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman but the free woman.

Chapter Five

Gal. 5:1 It was for freedom that Christ set us free. Therefore keep standing firm and do not subject yourselves again to a yoke of slavery.

Gal. 5:2 Listen up! I Paul am telling you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no benefit to you.

Gal. 5:3 I testify again that every man who receives circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law.

Gal. 5:4 You have been severed from Christ, you who are trying to be declared righteous by the law; you have fallen from grace.

Gal. 5:5 For we by the Spirit out of faith are waiting for the hope of righteousness.

Gal. 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has power to do anything but faith working through love.

Gal. 5:7 You were running well: who cut you off from obeying the truth?

Gal. 5:8 This persuasion does not come from the one who calls you.

Gal. 5:9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough.

Gal. 5:10 I am confident toward you in the Lord that you will not think otherwise. But the one who is disturbing you will bear the judgment whoever he is.

Gal. 5:11 But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been nullified.

Gal. 5:12 I wish that those who are troubling you would castrate themselves!

Gal. 5:13 For you were called to freedom brethren; only do not let your freedom become an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Gal. 5:14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in one commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Gal. 5:15 But if you continue to bite and devour one another, beware that you are not consumed by one another.

Gal. 5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Gal. 5:17 For the flesh strongly desires against the Spirit
and the Spirit strongly desires against the flesh. For these are opposing one another so that you may not do what you want.

Gal. 5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit you are not under the law.

Gal. 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are sexual immorality, impurity, depravity,

Gal. 5:20 idolatry, sorcery, hostilities, strife, jealousy,
outbursts of anger, selfish rivalries, dissensions, factions,

Gal. 5:21 envying, [murder],drunkenness, drinking parties and things like these of which things I warn you
just as I have warned you that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Gal. 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Gal. 5:23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Gal. 5:24 Now those who belong to Christ Jesus^ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts.

Gal. 5:25 If we live by the (power of) the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.

Gal. 5:26 Let us not become boastful, provoking and envying one another.

Chapter Six

6:1 Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one with a spirit of gentleness, while paying attention to yourself, lest you may be tempted.

Gal. 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens and in this way, fulfill the law of Christ.

Gal. 6:3 For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

Gal. 6:4 But let each one examine his own work and then he will have reason to boast and not in regard for another.

Gal. 6:5 For each one will bear his own load.

Gal. 6:6 The one who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches him.

Gal. 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap,

Gal. 6:8 because the one who sows to his own flesh will reap corruption from the flesh and he who sows to the Spirit will reap from the Spirit eternal life.

Gal. 6:9 Let us not lose heart doing good; for in due time, we will reap if we do not give up.

Gal. 6:10 Therefore, in conclusion, as we have opportunity, let us do good toward all people and especially to the household of the faith.

Gal. 6:11 See with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand.

Gal. 6:12 Those who want to make a good showing in the flesh are forcing you to be circumcised only because they do not want to be persecuted for the cross of Christ.

Gal. 6:13 For even those who are circumcised do not keep the Law themselves, but they want you circumcised so they may boast in your flesh.

Gal. 6:14 But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which cross the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Gal. 6:15 For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.

Gal. 6:16 And all who will walk by this rule, peace upon them and mercy even upon the Israel of God.

Gal. 6:17 From now on let no one cause trouble for me,
for I bear the marks of Jesus in my body.

Gal. 6:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.