Parallel Verses

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:

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:

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:

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 neither Titus, with me, being a Greek, was forced to be circumcised: 4 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: 5 To whom we yielded in subjection, not for an hour; that the truth of the good news might remain with you.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 11:26

In journeys often, in dangers of rivers, in dangers of robbers, in dangers of the family, in dangers from the nations, in dangers in the city, in dangers in solitude, in dangers in the sea, in dangers with false brethren;

Galatians 5:1

Therefore in the liberty which Christ has freed us, stand ye, and be not again held in the yoke of servitude.

Jude 1:4

For certain men entered in by stealth, long ago written of beforehand for judgment, irreligious, having changed the grace of our God into licentiousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 15:1

And certain having come down from Judea taught the brethren, That except ye be circumcised by Moses custom, ye cannot be saved.

Acts 15:24

Since we heard that certain of us having come out have troubled you with words, destroying your souls, saying, To be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we sent no word:

2 Corinthians 11:20

For ye bear, if any reduce you to bondage, if any devour, if any receive, if any be lifted up, if any skin you on the face.

2 Corinthians 11:13

For such the falsely sent, crafty workers, being transformed into the sent of Christ.

Galatians 4:3

So also we, when we were children, were subjugated under the world's elements:

Galatians 4:25

For Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and now stands in the same rank With Jerusalem, and is in a servile condition with her children.

Galatians 5:12-13

I would also they shall be cut off who having risen up against you.

Psalm 51:12

Turn back to me the joy of thy salvation, and thy willing spirit shall uphold me.

Psalm 119:45

And I will go about in an enlarging: for I sought thy charges.

Isaiah 51:23

And I put it in the hand of those afflicting thee; who said to thy soul, Bow down, and we will pass over; thou wilt set thy middle as the earth, and as the street to those passing over.

John 8:31-36

Then said Jesus to the Jews having believed him, If ye remain in my word, ye are truly my disciples.

Acts 20:30

And of yourselves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to tear away disciples after them.

Romans 8:15

For ye have not received the Spirit of servitude again for fear; but have received the Spirit of adoption as a son, in which we cry, Abba, Father.

2 Corinthians 3:17

And the Lord is the Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord, there freedom.

2 Corinthians 11:17

What I speak, I speak not according to the Lord, but as in madness, in this first principle of boasting.

Galatians 3:23-26

And before faith came, we were guarded under the law, shut up to faith about to be revealed.

Galatians 4:9-10

And now, having known God, and rather known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and poor elements, to which again ye wish anew to be in a servile condition

Galatians 5:10

I have trusted to you in the Lord, that ye will have nothing different in mind; and he troubling you shall bear judgment, whoever he be.

2 Timothy 3:6

For of these are they going into houses, and taking captive little women heaped up with sins, led away with various eager desires,

1 Peter 2:16

As free, and as not having liberty for a covering of wickedness, but as the servants of God.

2 Peter 2:1-2

And also were there false prophets among the people, as also among you shall be false teachers, who shall privately bring in doctrines of perdition, and denying the master having purchased them, having brought upon themselves swift destruction.

2 Peter 2:19

Promising them liberty, they being servants of corruption: for by whom any is conquered, by him has he been made to serve.

1 John 4:1

Dearly beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits if they are of God: for many false prophets have come out into the world.

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