Ye did run well; who hindered you that ye should not trust in the truth?
Know ye not that those who run in a race indeed all run, but one receives the prize? So run, that ye may obtain it.
O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you that ye should not trust in the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ has been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
yet he has no root in himself but is temporal, for when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, by and by he is offended.
And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly, and also a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
but unto those that are contentious and do not obey the truth, but are persuaded by unrighteousness, indignation and wrath.
Thank God that, although ye were the slaves of sin, ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine unto which ye are delivered;
But not everyone hearkens unto the gospel. For Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed our report?
For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not wrought by me, unto the obedience of the Gentiles, with word and with deed,
but now is made manifest, and by the writings of the prophets, by the commandment of God eternal, declared unto all the Gentiles, that they might hear and obey by faith,
casting down reasonings and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and leading captive every thought into the obedience of the Christ
with flaming fire, to take vengeance on those that do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and being made perfect, he became the author of eternal saving health unto all those that hearken unto him,
By faith Abraham, being called, hearkened to go out into the place which he should afterwards receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he went.
Therefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, leaving behind all the weight of the sin which surrounds us, let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Having purified your souls in the obedience of the truth, by the Spirit, in unfeigned brotherly love, love one another with a pure heart fervently,