Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

to gratify the false brothers who had been smuggled in, who sneaked in to spy upon the freedom we enjoy in Christ Jesus, so as to reduce us to slavery again.

New American Standard Bible

But it was because of the false brethren secretly brought in, who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage.

King James Version

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:

Holman Bible

This issue arose because of false brothers smuggled in, who came in secretly to spy on the freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, in order to enslave us.

International Standard Version

However, false brothers were secretly brought in. They slipped in to spy on the freedom we have in the Messiah Jesus so that they might enslave us.

A Conservative Version

But that issue was because of those FALSE brothers smuggled in, who sneaked in to spy out our liberty that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might enslave us,

American Standard Version

and that because of the false brethren privily brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:

Amplified

My concern was because of the false brothers [those people masquerading as Christians] who had been secretly smuggled in [to the community of believers]. They had slipped in to spy on the freedom which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us back into bondage [under the Law of Moses].

An Understandable Version

For [certain] false brothers, who were secretly brought in to observe us practicing our liberty in Christ Jesus [i.e., by not having Titus circumcised], attempted to place us [back] under the bondage [of Mosaic law keeping].

Anderson New Testament

I acted thus indeed on account of false brethren, stealthily brought in, who stole in to spy out our freedom, which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage,

Bible in Basic English

And that because of the false brothers let in secretly, who came searching out our free condition which we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might make servants of us;

Common New Testament

But it was because of the false brethren secretly brought in, who had slipped in to spy out our freedom which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and as to the false brethren, who insidiously crept in to spy out our liberty which we have by Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into servitude;

Darby Translation

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;

Godbey New Testament

but on account of the false brethren having crept in, who came in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order that they shall bring us into bondage:

John Wesley New Testament

being a Greek, compelled to be circumcised, Because of false brethren introduced unawares, who came in privily, to spy out our liberty which we have through Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:

Julia Smith Translation

And through false brethren introduced privately, who came in privately to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might reduce us to slavery:

King James 2000

And because of false brethren brought in unawares, who came in secretly to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now [this was] because of the false brothers secretly brought in, who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, in order that they might enslave us,

Modern King James verseion

But because of those false brothers stealing in, who stole in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus; they desiring to enslave us;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and that because of incomers, being false brethren, which came in among others to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage.

Moffatt New Testament

There were traitors of false brothers, who had crept in to spy out the freedom we enjoy in Christ Jesus; they did aim at enslaving us again.

Montgomery New Testament

Yet there were false brethren who had crept in to spy out the freedom we enjoy in Christ Jesus, in order to enslave us again.

NET Bible

Now this matter arose because of the false brothers with false pretenses who slipped in unnoticed to spy on our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, to make us slaves.

New Heart English Bible

This was because of the false brothers secretly brought in, who stole in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage;

Noyes New Testament

and that because of the false brethren stealthily brought in, who crept in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring into bondage;

Sawyer New Testament

but on account of false brothers brought in secretly to act as spies against our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, to bring us into servitude,

The Emphasized Bible

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: -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

but this I did because of false brethren artfully introduced, who came to pry into our liberty which we hold in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:

Twentieth Century New Testament

But, on account of the false Brothers who had stolen in, the men who had crept in to spy upon the liberty which we have through union with Christ Jesus, in order to bring us back to slavery--

Webster

And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privately to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:

Weymouth New Testament

Yet there was danger of this through the false brethren secretly introduced into the Church, who had stolen in to spy out the freedom which is ours in Christ Jesus, in order to rob us of it.

Williams New Testament

they did not try it even for the sake of the false brothers who had been smuggled in, who stole in to spy out the freedom we enjoy in Christ Jesus, so as to make us slaves again.

World English Bible

This was because of the false brothers secretly brought in, who stole in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage;

Worrell New Testament

and that was because of the false brethren secretly introduced, who, indeed, crept in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage;

Worsley New Testament

and that because of the false brethren clandestinely introduced, who had crept in as spies upon our liberty, which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:

Youngs Literal Translation

and that because of the false brethren brought in unawares, who did come in privily to spy out our liberty that we have in Christ Jesus, that us they might bring under bondage,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

because of
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

ψευδάδελφος 
Pseudadelphos 
Usage: 2

παρείσακτος 
Pareisaktos 
Usage: 1

who
ὅστις ἥτις ὅ6τι 
hostis 
Usage: 112

παρεισέρχομαι 
Pareiserchomai 
Usage: 2

to spy out
κατασκοπέω 
Kataskopeo 
Usage: 1

our
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

ἐλευθερία 
Eleutheria 
Usage: 11

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

we have
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

καταδουλόω 
Katadouloo 
Usage: 2

us
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
us, we, our, us-ward 9, not tr
Usage: 170

Images Galatians 2:4

Context Readings

Paul's Ministry Recognized By The Jerusalem Apostles

3 But they did not insist that even my companion Titus, although he was a Greek, should be circumcised, 4 to gratify the false brothers who had been smuggled in, who sneaked in to spy upon the freedom we enjoy in Christ Jesus, so as to reduce us to slavery again. 5 But we did not submit to them for a moment, in order that the truth of the good news might remain yours.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 11:26

with my frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from the heathen, danger in the city, danger in the desert, danger at sea, danger from false brothers,

Galatians 5:1

This is the freedom with which Christ has freed us. So stand firm in it, and do not get under a yoke of slavery again.

Jude 1:4

For some people have sneaked in among us??heir doom was foretold long ago??odless persons, who turn the mercy of our God into an excuse for immorality, and disown our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Acts 15:1

Some people came down from Judea and began to teach the brothers that unless they were circumcised as Moses prescribed, they could not be saved.

Acts 15:24

As we have heard that some of our number, without any instructions from us, have disturbed you by their teaching and unsettled your minds,

2 Corinthians 11:20

For you put up with it if a man makes you his slaves, or lives on you, or takes you in, or puts on airs, or gives you a slap in the face.

2 Corinthians 11:13

Such men are sham apostles, dishonest workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ.

Galatians 4:3

So when we were minors, we were slaves to material ways of looking at things,

Galatians 4:25

(and Hagar means Mount Sinai, in Arabia), and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for Jerusalem is in slavery with her children.

Galatians 5:12-13

I wish the people who are upsetting you would go on, and have themselves emasculated!

Galatians 5:12

I wish the people who are upsetting you would go on, and have themselves emasculated!

Galatians 5:12

I wish the people who are upsetting you would go on, and have themselves emasculated!

Galatians 5:12

I wish the people who are upsetting you would go on, and have themselves emasculated!

John 8:31-36

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you abide by what I teach, you are really disciples of mine,

Acts 20:30

and from your own number men will appear and teach perversions of the truth in order to draw the disciples away after them.

Romans 8:15

It is not a consciousness of servitude that has been imparted to you, to fill you with fear again, but the consciousness of adoption as sons, which makes us cry, "Abba!" that is, Father.

2 Corinthians 3:17

Now the Lord here means the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

2 Corinthians 11:17

When I boast in this reckless way, I do not say what I am saying for the Lord, but as a fool would talk.

Galatians 3:23-26

But before this faith came, we were kept shut up under the Law, in order to obtain the faith that was to be revealed.

Galatians 4:9-10

but now that you know God, or rather have come to be known by him, how can you turn back to the old, crude notions, so poor and weak, and wish to become slaves to them again?

Galatians 5:10

I am confident in the Lord that you will not take a different view. The man who is unsettling you will have to pay the penalty for it, no matter who he is.

2 Timothy 3:6

They are the kind of men who make their way into people's houses and make captives of poor, weak women, loaded down with their sins and under the control of all sorts of impulses,

1 Peter 2:16

Live like free men, only do not make your freedom an excuse for doing wrong, but be slaves of God.

2 Peter 2:1-2

There were false prophets too among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will introduce destructive sects and deny the Master who has bought them, thus bringing on themselves swift destruction.

2 Peter 2:19

promising them freedom when they are themselves slaves of destruction; for a man is the slave of whatever overcomes him.

1 John 4:1

Dear friends, do not believe every inspired utterance, but test the utterances to see whether they come from God, for many false prophets have come out into the world.

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