Paul Accepted by the Apostles
2:1 Then fourteen years after I went up again to
Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also.
2:2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them
that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately
to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should
run, or had run, in vain.
2:3 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was
compelled to be circumcised:
2:4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in,
who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in
Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:
2:5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an
hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
2:6 But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever
they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man's
person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference
added nothing to me:
2:7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the
uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the
circumcision was unto Peter;
2:8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the
apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me
toward the Gentiles:)
2:9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be
pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they
gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that
we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the
2:10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the
same which I also was forward to do.
Paul Opposes Cephas
2:11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to
the face, because he was to be blamed.
2:12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat
with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and
separated himself, fearing them which were of the
2:13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him;
insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their
2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly
according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter
before them all, If 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?
2:15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the
2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of
the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have
believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the
faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the
works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
2:17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we
ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the
minister of sin? God forbid.
2:18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I
make myself a transgressor.
2:19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might
live unto God.
2:20 I am crucified with Christ: neverthless I live; yet
not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now
live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who
loved me, and gave himself for me.
2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if
righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.