Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 precaution was] because of false brethren who had been secretly smuggled in [to the Christian brotherhood]; they had slipped in to spy on our liberty and the freedom which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might again bring us 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:

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.

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:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And that in spite of the false brethren, who entered secretly to spy out our liberty which we have in 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 not even Titus, who was with me, was forced to be circumcised, even though he was a Greek. 4 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. 5 But we did not give in to them for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might always remain with you.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 11:26

I have traveled extensively and have been endangered from rivers, robbers, my own people, and gentiles. I've also been in danger in the city, in the open country, at sea, from false brothers,

Galatians 5:1

The Messiah has set us free so that we may enjoy the benefits of freedom. So keep on standing firm in it, and stop putting yourselves under the yoke of slavery again.

Jude 1:4

For some people have slipped in among you unnoticed. They were written about long ago as being deserving of this condemnation because they are ungodly. They turn the grace of our God into uncontrollable lust and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus the Messiah.

Acts 15:1

Then some men came down from Judea and started to teach the brothers, "Unless you are circumcised according to the Law of Moses, you can't be saved."

Acts 15:24

Greetings. We have heard that some men, coming from us without instructions from us, have said things to trouble you and have unsettled you.

2 Corinthians 11:20

You tolerate anyone who makes you his slaves, devours what you have, takes what is yours, orders you around, or slaps your face!

2 Corinthians 11:13

Such people are false apostles, dishonest workers who are masquerading as apostles of the Messiah.

Galatians 4:3

It was the same way with us. While we were children, we were slaves to the basic principles of the world.

Galatians 4:25

Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to present-day Jerusalem, because she is in slavery along with her children.

Galatians 5:12-13

I wish that those who are upsetting you would castrate themselves!

Psalm 51:12

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and let a willing attitude control me.

Psalm 119:45

I will walk in liberty, for I seek your precepts.

Isaiah 51:23

But I will put it into the hands of those who tormented and oppressed you, those who said to you, "Lie down, so we can step over you,' so that you had to make your back like the ground, and like a street for them to walk over."

John 8:31-36

So Jesus told those Jews who had believed in him, "If you continue in my word, you are really my disciples.

Acts 20:30

Indeed, some of your own men will arise and distort the truth in order to lure the disciples into following them.

Romans 8:15

For you have not received a spirit of slavery that leads you into fear again. Instead, you have received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba! Father!"

2 Corinthians 3:17

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Lord's Spirit is, there is freedom.

2 Corinthians 11:17

When I talk as a confident boaster, I am not talking with the Lord's authority but like a fool.

Galatians 3:23-26

Now before faith came about, we were held in custody and confined under the Law in preparation for the faith that was to be revealed.

Galatians 4:9-10

But now that you know God, or rather have been known by God, how can you turn back again to those powerless and bankrupt basic principles? Why do you want to become their slaves all over again?

Galatians 5:10

I am confident in the Lord that you will take no other view of this. However, the one who is troubling you will suffer God's judgment, whoever he is.

2 Timothy 3:6

For some of these men go into homes and deceive foolish women who are burdened with sins and swayed by all kinds of desires.

1 Peter 2:16

Live like free people, and do not use your freedom as an excuse for doing evil. Instead, be God's servants.

2 Peter 2:1-2

Now there were false prophets among the people, just as there also will be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction on themselves.

2 Peter 2:19

Promising them freedom, they themselves are slaves to depravity, for a person is a slave to whatever conquers him.

1 John 4:1

Dear friends, stop believing every spirit. Instead, test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

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