Freedom in Christ
5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith
Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with
the yoke of bondage.
5:2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised,
Christ shall profit you nothing.
5:3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised,
that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of
you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of
righteousness by faith.
5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any
thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
5:7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not
obey the truth?
5:8 This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.
5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
5:10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye
will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you
shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.
5:11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do
I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross
5:12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.
Life by the Spirit
5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only
use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love
serve one another.
5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in
this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
5:15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that
ye be not consumed one of another.
5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not
fulfil the lust of the flesh.
5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the
Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to
the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the
5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are
these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations,
wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such
like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told
you in time past, that they which do such things shall not
inherit the kingdom of God.
5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh
with the affections and lusts.
5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the
5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one
another, envying one another.