Ye were running well; who hindered you, that ye should not obey the truth,
Know ye not that those running a race, all, indeed, run; but one receives the prize? So run; that ye may obtain.
O foolish Galatians! Who bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was openly set forth crucified?
yet he has not root in himself, but is only temporary; and, when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, straightway he stumbles.
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 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?"
For I will venture to speak only of the things which God wrought through me for the obedience of the gentiles, by word and deed,
but now made manifest, and through the prophetic Scriptures, according to the commandment of the eternal God, made known to all nations for obedience to the faith:
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;
awarding vengeance to those who know not God, and to those who obey not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus;
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.
Therefore, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us??aving thrown off every encumbrance and the easily besetting sin??et us run with patience the race lying before us;
Having purified your souls in your obedience to the truth unto unfeigned brotherly love, love one another from the heart earnestly;