1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made you free, and be not intangled again with the yoke of bondage. 2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, If ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. 3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, he is a debtor to do the whole law. 4 Christ is become of no effect to you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. 5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but faith which worketh by love.
7 Ye did run well: who hath hindered you, that ye should not obey the truth? 8 This persuasion cometh not from him that called you. 9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. 10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be no otherwise minded; but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be. 11 But if I, brethren, preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? 12 Then is the offence of the cross ceased. I would they were even cut off that trouble you.
13 Brethren, ye have been called to liberty: only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, in this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed ye be not consumed one of another.
16 I say then, walk by the Spirit, and fulfil not the desire of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desireth against the Spirit, but the Spirit desireth against the flesh (these are contrary to each other) that ye may not do the things which ye would. 18 But if ye are led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, adultery, fornication, 20 uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, enmities, contentions, 21 emulations, wraths, strifes, divisions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of which I tell you before (as I have also told you in time past) that they who practise such things, shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, fidelity, 23 Meekness, temperance; against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ's, have crucified the flesh with its affections and desires. 25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. 26 Be not desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.