1 For freedom did Christ make us free; stand fast, therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage. 2 Behold, I, Paul, say to you, that, if ye be circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing. 3 And I testify again to every man who is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. 4 Ye were separated from Christ, whoever of you are being justified by law; ye fell out of grace; 5 for we, in the Spirit, wait, by faith, for the hope of righteousness. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails anything, nor uncircumcision, but faith working through love.
7 Ye were running well; who hindered you, that ye should not obey the truth, 8 The persuasion is not from Him Who calleth you. 9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump. 10 I have confidence toward you in the Lord, that ye will regard nothing else; but he who is troubling you shall bear his sentence, whosoever he may be. 11 But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? then the stumbling-block of the cross has been done away! 12 O that those who are unsettling you would even cut themselves off!
13 For ye were called to freedom, brethren; only use not your freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through love serve one another; 14 for the whole law has been fulfilled in one word, in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." 15 But, if ye bite and devour one another, beware, lest ye be consumed by one another.
16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and ye will not fulfill the desire of the flesh. 17 For the flesh covets against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary one to the other, that ye may not do the things which ye wish. 18 But, if ye are being led by the Spirit, ye are not under law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strifes, jealousies, wraths, factions, divisions, parties, 21 envyings, drunkenness, revelings, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, as I also said before, that those practicing such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 meekness, continence; against such there is no law. 24 And those who are of Christ Jesus crucified the flesh with the passions and desires. 25 If we live by the Spirit, by the Spirit let us also walk. 26 Let us not become vain-glorious, provoking one another, envying one another.