1:1Paul, apostle, not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father who raised him from among the dead,
1:2and all the brethren with me, to the assemblies of Galatia.
1:3Grace to you, and peace, from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ,
1:4who gave himself for our sins, so that he should deliver us out of the present evil world, according to the will of our God and Father;
1:5to whom be glory to the ages of ages. Amen.
1:7which is not another one; but there are some that trouble you, and desire to pervert the glad tidings of the Christ.
1:8But if even *we* or an angel out of heaven announce as glad tidings to you anything besides what we have announced as glad tidings to you, let him be accursed.
1:9As we have said before, now also again I say, If any one announce to you as glad tidings anything besides what ye have received, let him be accursed.
1:10For do I now seek to satisfy men or God? or do I seek to please men? If I were yet pleasing men, I were not Christ's bondman.
1:11But I let you know, brethren, as to the glad tidings which were announced by me, that they are not according to man.
1:12For neither did I receive them from man, neither was I taught them, but by revelation of Jesus Christ.
1:13For ye have heard what was my conversation formerly in Judaism, that I excessively persecuted the assembly of God, and ravaged it;
1:14and advanced in Judaism beyond many my contemporaries in my nation, being exceedingly zealous of the doctrines of my fathers.
1:16was pleased to reveal his Son in me, that I may announce him as glad tidings among the nations, immediately I took not counsel with flesh and blood,
1:17nor went I up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and again returned to Damascus.
1:18Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to make acquaintance with Peter, and I remained with him fifteen days;
1:19but I saw none other of the apostles, but James the brother of the Lord.
1:20Now what I write to you, behold, before God, I do not lie.
1:21Then I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
1:22But I was unknown personally to the assemblies of Judaea which are in Christ;
1:23only they were hearing that he who persecuted us formerly now announces the glad tidings of the faith which formerly he ravaged:
1:24and they glorified God in me.
2:1Then after a lapse of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus also with me;
2:2and 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;
2:3(but neither was Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, compelled to be circumcised;)
2:4and 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;
2:5to whom we yielded in subjection not even for an hour, that the truth of the glad tidings might remain with you.
2:6But 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;
2:7but, on the contrary, seeing that the glad tidings of the uncircumcision were confided to me, even as to Peter that of the circumcision,
2:8(for he that wrought in Peter for the apostleship of the circumcision wrought also in me towards the Gentiles,)
2:9and 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;
2:10only that we should remember the poor, which same thing also I was diligent to do.
2:12for 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;
2:13and the rest of the Jews also played the same dissembling part with him; so that even Barnabas was carried away too by their dissimulation.
2:14But 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?
2:15We, Jews by nature, and not sinners of the nations,
2:16but 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.
2:17Now if in seeking to be justified in Christ we also have been found sinners, then is Christ minister of sin? Far be the thought.
2:18For if the things I have thrown down, these I build again, I constitute myself a transgressor.
2:19For *I*, through law, have died to law, that I may live to God.
2:20I 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.
2:21I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness is by law, then Christ has died for nothing.
3:1O senseless Galatians, who has bewitched you; to whom, as before your very eyes, Jesus Christ has been portrayed, crucified among you?
3:2This only I wish to learn of you, Have ye received the Spirit on the principle of works of law, or of the report of faith?
3:3Are ye so senseless? having begun in Spirit, are ye going to be made perfect in flesh?
3:4Have ye suffered so many things in vain, if indeed also in vain?
3:5He therefore who ministers to you the Spirit, and works miracles among you, is it on the principle of works of law, or of the report of faith?
3:6Even as Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.
3:7Know then that they that are on the principle of faith, these are Abraham's sons;
3:8and the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the nations on the principle of faith, announced beforehand the glad tidings to Abraham: In thee all the nations shall be blessed.
3:9So that they who are on the principle of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.
3:10For as many as are on the principle of works of law are under curse. For it is written, Cursed is every one who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them;
3:14that the blessing of Abraham might come to the nations in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
3:15Brethren, (I speak according to man,) even man's confirmed covenant no one sets aside, or adds other dispositions to.
3:16But to Abraham were the promises addressed, and to his seed: he does not say, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed; which is Christ.
3:17Now I say this, A covenant confirmed beforehand by God, the law, which took place four hundred and thirty years after, does not annul, so as to make the promise of no effect.
3:18For if the inheritance be on the principle of law, it is no longer on the principle of promise; but God gave it in grace to Abraham by promise.
3:19Why then the law? It was added for the sake of transgressions, until the seed came to whom the promise was made, ordained through angels in the hand of a mediator.
3:20But a mediator is not of one, but God is one.
3:21Is then the law against the promises of God? Far be the thought. For if a law had been given able to quicken, then indeed righteousness were on the principle of law;
3:22but the scripture has shut up all things under sin, that the promise, on the principle of faith of Jesus Christ, should be given to those that believe.
3:23But before faith came, we were guarded under law, shut up to faith which was about to be revealed.
3:24So that the law has been our tutor up to Christ, that we might be justified on the principle of faith.
3:25But, faith having come, we are no longer under a tutor;
3:26for ye are all God's sons by faith in Christ Jesus.
3:27For ye, as many as have been baptised unto Christ, have put on Christ.
3:28There is no Jew nor Greek; there is no bondman nor freeman; there is no male and female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus:
3:29but if *ye* are of Christ, then ye are Abraham's seed, heirs according to promise.