Gálatas 2

1 Then after a lapse of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus also with {me};

2 and I went up according to revelation, and I laid before them the glad tidings which I preach among the nations, but privately to those conspicuous {among them}, lest in any way I run or had run in vain;

3 (but neither was Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, compelled to be circumcised;)

4 and {it was} on account of the false brethren brought in surreptitiously, who came in surreptitiously to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage;

5 to whom we yielded in subjection not even for an hour, that the truth of the glad tidings might remain with you.

6 But from those who were conspicuous as being somewhat-whatsoever they were, it makes no difference to me: God does not accept man's person; for to me those who were conspicuous communicated nothing;

7 but, on the contrary, seeing that the glad tidings of the uncircumcision were confided to me, even as to Peter that of the circumcision,

8 (for he that wrought in Peter for {the} apostleship of the circumcision wrought also in me towards the Gentiles,)

9 and recognising the grace given to me, James and Cephas and John, who were conspicuous as being pillars, gave to me and Barnabas {the} right hands of fellowship, that *we* {should go} to the nations, and *they* to the circumcision;

10 only that we should remember the poor, which same thing also I was diligent to do.

11 But when Peter came to Antioch, I withstood him to {the} face, because he was to be condemned:

12 for before that certain came from James, he ate with {those of} the nations; but when they came, he drew back and separated himself, fearing those of {the} circumcision;

13 and the rest of the Jews also played the same dissembling part with him; so that even Barnabas was carried away too by their dissimulation.

14 But when I saw that they do not walk straightforwardly, according to the truth of the glad tidings, I said to Peter before all, If *thou*, being a Jew, livest as the nations and not as the Jews, how dost thou compel the nations to Judaize?

15 We, Jews by nature, and not sinners of {the} nations,

16 but knowing that a man is not justified on the principle of works of law {nor} but by the faith of Jesus Christ, *we* also have believed on Christ Jesus, that we might be justified on the principle of {the} faith of Christ; and not of works of law; because on the principle of works of law no flesh shall be justified.

17 Now if in seeking to be justified in Christ we also have been found sinners, then {is} Christ minister of sin? Far be the thought.

18 For if the things I have thrown down, these I build again, I constitute myself a transgressor.

19 For *I*, through law, have died to law, that I may live to God.

20 I am crucified with Christ, and no longer live, *I*, but Christ lives in me; but {in} that I now live in flesh, I live by faith, the {faith} of the Son of God, who has loved me and given himself for me.

21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness {is} by law, then Christ has died for nothing.

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