O foolish Galatians! Who bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was openly set forth crucified?
"And every one who hears these words of Mine, and does them not, shall be likened to a foolish man, who, indeed, built his house upon the sand:
for there will arise false Christs and false prophets; and they will give great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
And He said to them, "O inconsiderate and slow in heart to believe in all that the prophets spake!
And the word of God was increasing, and the number of the disciples in Jerusalem was being multiplied exceedingly; a great multitude also of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith.
But a certain man, Simon by name, was in the city before, using sorcery, and astonishing the nation of Samaria, affirming himself to be some great one;
but to those who are contentious, and obey not the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there shall be wrath and indignation,
But thanks be to God that, though ye were slaves of sin, ye did, however, obey from the heart that form of teaching unto which ye were delivered;
But they did not all obey the glad tidings. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who believed our report?"
but we preach Christ crucified; to the Jews, a stumbling-block, and to the gentiles foolishness;
for I determined not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.
for, as often as ye eat this bread, and drink the cup, ye proclaim the Lord's death, till He come.
casting down reasonings, and every high thing lifting itself up against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ;
but I fear lest, by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve in his craftiness, your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity and purity which is toward Christ.
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ;
I marvel that ye are so quickly removing from Him Who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different Gospel,
But, when I saw that they were not walking uprightly according to the truth of the Gospel, I said to Cephas in presence of them all, "If you, being a Jew, live as do the gentiles, and not as the Jews, how do you compel the gentiles to live as do the Jews?"
Are ye so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now being made perfect in the flesh?
but, after having known God, or rather having been known by God, how are ye turning back again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which ye desire to be in bondage again?
Ye were running well; who hindered you, that ye should not obey the truth,
To me, who am less than the least of all saints, was this grace given, to proclaim, to the gentiles, the glad tidings of the unsearchable riches of Christ;
that we may no longer be babes, billow-tossed, and carried about with every wind of teaching, in the sleight of men, in the craftiness suited to the artifice of error;
Look, therefore, carefully, how ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise,
awarding vengeance to those who know not God, and to those who obey not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus;
him whose coming is according to the working of Satan in all power and signs and lying wonders,
he has become puffed up, knowing nothing, but morbid about questions and word-battles, out of which come envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
and, having been made perfect, He became the Author of eternal life to all who obey Him;
By faith Abraham, when called, obeyed to go forth into the place which he was about to receive for an inheritance; and he went forth, not knowing whither he was going.
Having purified your souls in your obedience to the truth unto unfeigned brotherly love, love one another from the heart earnestly;
Because it is the time for judgment to begin at the house of God; and, if it begin first at us, what shall be the end of those who obey not the Gospel of God?
For, uttering great swelling words of vanity, they entice, in desires of the flesh, by their lasciviousness, those just escaping from those who live in error;
But I have it against you, that you suffer the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess; and she teaches and seduces My servants to commit fornication, and to eat idol-sacrifices.
And he does great signs, that he should even make fire to come down out of the heaven to the earth, in the sight of men.
because, in consequence of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, have all the nations fallen; and the kings of the earth committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth became rich by the power of her luxury."