1:1 Paul, an apostle, -- not from men, nor through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father who raised him from among the dead,
1:2 And all the brethren with me; -- unto the assemblies of Galatia:
1:3 Favour unto you and peace, from God our Father, and Lord Jesus Christ, --
1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us out of the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, --
1:5 Unto whom be the glory unto the ages of ages: Amen!
1:6 I marvel that, thus quickly, ye are moving away from him that called you in the favour of Christ, unto a different glad-message, --
1:7 Which is not, another, only there are, some, that are troubling you, and wishing to change the glad-message of the Christ.
1:8 But, even if, we, or, a messenger out of heaven, announce a glad-message [unto you] aside from that which we announced unto you, accursed, let him be!
1:9 As we have said before, even now, again, I say: If anyone is announcing unto you a glad-message aside from that which ye accepted, accursed, let him be!
1:10 For am I, even now, persuading, men, or God? Or am I seeking to please, men? If I had been still pleasing, men, Christ's servant, had I not been!
1:11 For I make known unto you, brethren, as to the glad-message which was announced by me, that it is not after man;
1:12 For neither, from man, did I accept it, nor was taught [it], -- but through a revealing of Jesus Christ.
1:13 For ye have heard, as to my own manner of life, at one time, in Judaism, how that, exceedingly, was I persecuting the assembly of God, and laying it waste,
1:14 And was making advancement, in Judaism, above many contemporaries in my nation, being, surpassingly zealous, of my paternal instructions.
1:15 But, when God, who set me apart from my mother's womb and called me through his favour, was well-pleased
1:16 to reveal his Son in me, that I might announce the glad-message regarding him among the nations, straightway, I conferred not with flesh and blood,
1:17 Neither went I up unto Jerusalem unto them who, before me, were apostles, -- but I went away into Arabia, and again returned unto Damascus.
1:18 Then, after three years, went I up unto Jerusalem, to become acquainted with Cephas, and tarried with him fifteen days;
1:19 But, other of the apostles, saw I none, save James the brother of the Lord: --
1:20 Now, as touching the things which I am writing to you, lo! before God, I am not guilty of falsehood: --
1:21 After that, I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia,
1:22 And was still unknown, by face, unto the assemblies of Judaea which were in Christ, --
1:23 Only they were hearing -- He that was persecuting us formerly, now, is announcing the glad-message of the faith which he formerly laid waste;
1:24 And they were glorifying, God, in me.
2:1 After that, fourteen years later, I, again, went up unto Jerusalem, with Barnabas, taking with me Titus also;
2:2 And I went up by revelation, and laid before them the glad-message which I proclaim among the nations; privately, however, to them of repute, -- lest, by any means, in vain, I should be running, or had run.
2:3 But, not even Titus, who was with me, though he was a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised; --
2:4 But, [this was] because of the false brethren secretly introduced, -- who, indeed, came in secretly to spy out our freedom, which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage: --
2:5 Unto whom, not even for an hour, gave we place by the [required] submission, -- in order that, the truth of the glad-message, might still abide with you.
2:6 Moreover, from them who were reputed to be something, -- whatsoever at one time, they were, maketh no difference to me, God accepteth not a man's person, -- unto me, in fact, they who were of repute added nothing further;
2:7 But, on the contrary, -- when they saw that I had been entrusted with the glad-message to the uncircumcision, even as, Peter, [with that] to the circumcision,
2:8 For, he that energised in Peter, into an apostleship to the circumcision, energised also in me, for the nations, --
2:9 And when they perceived the favour which had been given unto me, James and Cephas and John, who were reputed to be pillars, gave, the right hand of fellowship, unto me and Barnabas, in order that, we, [should go] unto the nations, and, they, unto the circumcision: --
2:10 Only that we should remember, the destitute, -- as to which I had given diligence, this very thing, to do.
2:11 But, when Cephas came unto Antioch, to the face, [even], him, I resisted, because he stood condemned;
2:12 For, before that certain came from James, with them of the nations, used he to eat; whereas, when they came, he used to withdraw, and keep himself separate, fearing them of the circumcision;
2:13 And the rest of the Jews [also] used hypocrisy with him, so that, even Barnabas, was carried away by their hypocrisy.
2:14 But, when I saw that they were not walking with straightforwardness as regardeth the truth of the glad-message, I said unto Cephas, before all: If, thou, although, a Jew, like them of the nations, and not like the Jews, dost live, how dost thou compel, them of the nations, to live like Jews?
2:15 We, by nature Jews, and not sinners from among the nations,
2:16 Knowing, however, that a man is not declared righteous by works of law, [nor at all] save through faith in Christ Jesus; even we, on Christ Jesus, believed, that we might be declared righteous -- by faith in Christ, and not by works of law; because, by works of law, shall no flesh be declared righteous.
2:17 Now, if in seeking to be declared righteous in Christ we, ourselves also, were found sinners, -- is Christ, therefore, a minister, of sin? Far be it!
2:18 For, if, the things that I pulled down, these, again, I build, a transgressor, I prove, myself, to be.
2:19 For, I, through means of law, unto law, died, that, unto God, I might live: --
2:20 With Christ, have I been crucified; and, living no longer, am, I, but, living in me, is, Christ, -- while, so far as I now do live in flesh, by faith, I live -- The faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up in my behalf.
2:21 I do not set aside the favour of God; for, if, through law, is righteousness, then, Christ, without cause, died.
3:1 O thoughtless Galatians! who hath bewitched you, -- before whose very eyes, Jesus Christ, was openly set forth as a crucified one?
3:2 This only, am I wishing to learn from you: -- by works of law, received ye, the Spirit? or by a believed report?
3:3 So thoughtless, are ye? Having made a beginning in Spirit, are ye, now, in flesh, to be made complete?
3:4 Such things, suffered ye, in vain, -- if at least [it is] even in vain?
3:5 He then who was supplying unto you the Spirit, and energising mighty works among you, by works of law, or by a believed report [did he it] ?
3:6 Even as Abraham -- believed in God, and it was reckoned unto him as righteousness.
3:7 Be taking note, therefore -- that, they who are of faith, the same, are, sons, of Abraham;
3:8 And, the scripture, foreseeing, that, by faith, God would declare the nations righteous, fore-announced the good news unto Abraham, saying, All the nations shall be blessed in thee.
3:9 So then, they who are of faith, are blessed with believing Abraham;
3:10 For, as many as are of works of law, are, under a curse, -- for it is written -- Accursed, is everyone that continueth not in all things that are written in the book of the law to do them.
3:11 Moreover, that, in law, no one, is declared righteous with God, [is] evident, -- because, The righteous one, by faith, shall live;
3:12 And, the law, is not of faith, but -- he that hath done them, shall live in them,
3:13 Christ, hath redeemed, us, out of the curse of the law, having become, in our behalf, a curse; -- because it is written -- Cursed, is every one that hangeth upon a tree; --
3:14 In order that, unto the nations, the blessing of Abraham, might come about in Jesus Christ, -- in order that, the promise of the Spirit, we might receive through means of the faith.
3:15 Brethren! in human fashion, am I speaking: yet still, a man's confirmed covenant, no one setteth aside or addeth unto:
3:16 Now, unto Abraham, were spoken the promises -- and unto his seed; -- He saith not -- and unto thy seeds, as of many, but, as of one -- and unto thy seed, which is Christ:
3:17 And, this, I say -- a covenant previously confirmed by God, the law which, after four hundred and thirty years, hath been brought into being, doth not annul, so as to do away with the promise.
3:18 For, if, by law, is the inheritance, it is, no longer, by promise; but, unto Abraham, through promise, hath God favoured it.
3:19 Why, then, the law? Because of the transgressions, it was added, until such time as the seed should come, unto whom the promise had been made, and was given in charge through messengers, at the hand of a mediator;
3:20 Now, a mediator, is not [a mediator] of one, but, God, is, one.
3:21 Is, the law, then, against the promises [of God]? Far be it! For, if a law had been given, which had been able to give life, verily, in law, would have been our righteousness;
3:22 But the Scripture, did shut up, all things, under sin, that, the promise by faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to them who have faith,
3:23 Before the coming of the faith, however, under law, were we being kept in ward, being shut up unto the faith which should afterwards, be revealed.
3:24 So that, the law, hath proved, our tutor, training us, for Christ, in order that, by faith, we might be declared righteous;
3:25 But, the faith having come, no longer, are we, under a tutor; --
3:26 For ye, all, are, sons of God, through the faith in Christ Jesus;
3:27 For ye, as many as, into Christ, have been immersed, have put Christ, on:
3:28 There cannot be Jew or Greek, there cannot be bond or free, there cannot be male and female, for, all ye, are one, in Christ Jesus:
3:29 Now, if, ye, are of Christ, by consequence ye are, Abraham's seed, according to promise, heirs.
4:1 But I say: -- for as long a time as, the heir, is an infant, he differeth, nothing, from a servant, though, lord of all,
4:2 But is, under guardians, and stewards, until the [day] fore-appointed of the father:
4:3 So also, we, when we were infants, under the elementary principles of the world, were held in servitude;
4:4 But, when the fulness of the time came, God sent forth his Son, who came to be of a woman, who came to be under law, --
4:5 That, them who were under law, he might redeem, that, the sonship, we might duly receive; --
4:6 And, because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, exclaiming, Abba! Oh Father!
4:7 So that, no longer, art thou a servant, but a son; and, if a son, an heir also, through God.
4:8 But, at that time -- not knowing God, ye were in servitude unto them who, by nature, are not Gods;
4:9 Whereas, now, having acknowledged God, -- or rather, having been acknowledged by God, how turn ye back again unto the weak and beggarly elementary principles, unto which, over again, ye are wishing, to come into servitude?
4:10 Days, ye do narrowly observer, and months, and seasons, and years: --
4:11 I am afraid of you -- lest by any means, in vain, I should have toiled for you!
4:12 Become ye as, I, because, I also, [was] as, ye, -- brethren, I entreat you. Not at all, have ye wronged me.
4:13 Howbeit ye know that, by reason of a weakness of the flesh, I myself announced the glad-message unto you, formerly;
4:14 And, your trial, in my flesh, ye despised not, neither spat ye [in disgust], but, as a messenger of God, ye welcomed me -- as Christ Jesus.
4:15 Where, then, is the happiness ye accounted yours? For I bear you witness -- that, if possible, your eyes, ye would have dug out, and given unto me.
4:16 So then, your enemy, have I become, by dealing truthfully with you?
4:17 They shew a zeal for you, not honourably, but wish, to shut you out, in order that ye may be zealous for, them.
4:18 Howbeit it is, honourable, to show zeal in what is honourable at all times, and not only when I am present with you; --
4:19 My dear children! for whom I, again, am in birth-pains, until Christ be formed within you; --
4:20 I could wish, however, to be present with you, even now, and to change my voice, -- because I am perplexed regarding you.
4:21 Tell me! ye who, under law, are wishing to be: The law, do ye not hear?
4:22 For it is written, that, Abraham, had two sons -- one by the bondmaid, and one by the free woman;
4:23 But, he that was of the bondmaid, after the flesh, had been born, whereas, he that was of the free woman, through means of a promise.
4:24 Which things, indeed, may bear another meaning; for, the same, are two covenants, -- one, indeed, from Mount Sinai, into bondage, bringing forth, the which is Hagar, --
4:25 And, the Hagar, is Mount Sinai, in Arabia, -- she answereth, however, unto the present Jerusalem, for she is in bondage with her children;
4:26 But, the Jerusalem above, is free, -- the which is our mother;
4:27 For it is written -- Be gladdened, O barren one! that wast not giving birth, break forth and shout, thou that wast not in birth-pains, -- because, more, are the children of the deserted one, than of her that had the husband.
4:28 And, we, brethren, after the manner of Isaac, are children of a promise.
4:29 But, just as, then, he that after the manner of the flesh had been born, did persecute him who [had been born] after the manner of the Spirit, thus, also now.
4:30 But, what saith the scripture? Cast out the serving woman and her son; for in nowise shall the son of the serving woman inherit with the son of the free.
4:31 Wherefore, brethren, we are not children of a serving woman, but of the free: --
5:1 With her freedom, Christ hath made you, free. Stand fast, therefore, and do not, again, with a yoke of servitude, be held fast!
5:2 See! I, Paul, say unto you -- if ye be getting circumcised, Christ will profit you, nothing.
5:3 Yea, I bear solemn witness again, unto every man getting circumcised, -- that he is, a debtor, to do, the whole law.
5:4 Ye have been set aside from Christ, ye who, by law, are to be declared righteous, -- out of his favour, ye have fallen;
5:5 For, we, in Spirit, by faith, for a hope of righteousness, are ardently waiting, --
5:6 For, in Christ [Jesus], neither, circumcision, availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but faith, through love, energising.
5:7 Ye were running well: -- who hath hindered you, that, by truth, ye are not to be persuaded?
5:8 The persuasion, [is] not of him that calleth you: --
5:9 A little leaven, leaveneth, the whole lump.
5:10 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.
5:11 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.
5:12 Oh! that they would even leave off in dismay, who are unsettling you!
5:13 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;
5:14 For, the whole law, in one word, is summed up -- [namely] in this, -- Thou shall love thy neighbour as thyself.
5:15 If, however, one another, ye bite and devour, take heed lest, by one another, ye be consumed!
5:16 I say, moreover -- by Spirit, be walking, and, fleshly coveting, ye will in nowise fulfil;
5:17 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!
5:18 And, if, by Spirit, ye are being led, ye are not under law.
5:19 Manifest, however, are the works of the flesh, which, indeed, are -- fornication, impurity, wantonness,
5:20 idolatry, enchantment, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of wrath, factions, divisions, parties,
5:21 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.
5:22 But, the fruit of the Spirit, is -- love, joy, peace, long-suffering, graciousness, goodness, faithfulness,
5:23 meekness, self-control; -- against such things as these, there is no law.
5:24 And, they who are of Christ Jesus, have crucified, the flesh, with its susceptibilities and covetings.
5:25 If we live by Spirit, by Spirit, let us also walk.
5:26 Let us not become vain-glorious, -- one another, challenging, one another, envying.
6:1 Brethren! if a man should even be overtaken in any fault, ye, the spiritual, be restoring such a one, in a spirit of meekness, looking to thyself, lest, even thou, be put to the test.
6:2 One another's burdens, be ye bearing, and, so, fill up the law of the Christ.
6:3 For, if any one thinketh he is something, when he is, nothing, he deceiveth himself;
6:4 But, his own work, let each one be putting to the proof, and, then, for himself alone, the matter of boasting, shall he have, and not for some other,
6:5 For, each one, his own proper load, shall bear: --
6:6 Howbeit, let him who is being orally instructed in the word, have fellowship with him that is so instructing him, in all good things.
6:7 Be not deceiving yourselves! God, is not to be mocked; for, whatsoever a man soweth, the same, shall he also reap, --
6:8 Because, he that soweth into his own flesh, out of the flesh, shall reap corruption, whereas, he that soweth into the Spirit, out of the Spirit, shall reap age-abiding life.
6:9 And, in doing that which is honourable, let us not be fainthearted; for, in due season, we shall reap, if we faint not.
6:10 Hence, then, as we have opportunity, let us be working what is good, towards all, -- but, especially, towards the family of the faith.
6:11 See! with what large letters, unto you, I have written, with my own hand: --
6:12 As many as are wishing to make a good show in flesh, the same, are compelling you to get circumcised, -- only that, for the cross of Christ [Jesus], they may not be suffering persecution!
6:13 For, not even they who are getting circumcised, are, themselves, observing law, -- but are wishing you to be circumcised, that, in your flesh, they may boast themselves.
6:14 With me, however, far be it! to be boasting, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, -- whereby, unto me, a world hath been crucified, and, I, unto a world;
6:15 For neither circumcision is anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation; --
6:16 And, as many as, by this rule, shall walk, peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
6:17 For the rest, annoyances, unto me, let no one be offering; for, I, the brandmarks of Jesus, in my body, am bearing.
6:18 The favour of our Lord Jesus Christ, be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.