The Book of Galatians
Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus
Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)
2 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the
churches of Galatia:
3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from
our Lord Jesus Christ,
4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us
from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our
5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that
called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble
you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other
gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be
9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach
any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be
10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to
please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was
preached of me is not after man.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught
it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in
the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of
God, and wasted it:
14 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals
in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my
mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among
the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were
apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto
18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see
Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the
20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before
God, I lie not.
21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and
22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea
which were in Christ:
23 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in
times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.
24 And they glorified God in me.
1 Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem
with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also.
2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them
that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which
were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in
3 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was
compelled to be circumcised:
4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in,
who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus,
that they might bring us into bondage:
5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an
hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
6 But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they
were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man's person:) for they
who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:
7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the
uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision
was unto Peter;
8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the
apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the
9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be
pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and
Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the
heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the
same which I also was forward to do.
11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to
the face, because he was to be blamed.
12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat
with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated
himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.
13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him;
insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their
14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according
to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou,
being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews,
why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the
16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the
law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus
Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the
works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be
17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we
ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin?
18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I
make myself a transgressor.
19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might
live unto God.
20 I am crucified with Christ: neverthless I live; yet not
I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I
live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for
21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if
righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye
should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been
evidently set forth, crucified among you?
2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit
by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye
now made perfect by the flesh?
4 Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in
5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and
worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the
hearing of faith?
6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to
him for righteousness.
7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same
are the children of Abraham.
8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the
heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In
thee shall all nations be blessed.
9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful
10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under
the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in
all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of
God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth
them shall live in them.
13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,
being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that
hangeth on a tree:
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles
through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit
15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be
but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or
16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He
saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which
17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed
before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years
after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none
18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of
promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of
transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made;
and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is
21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God
forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life,
verily righteousness should have been by the law.
22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that
the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that
23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut
up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto
Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ
have put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond
nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ
29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and
heirs according to the promise.
1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child,
differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
2 But is under tutors and governors until the time
appointed of the father.
3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under
the elements of the world:
4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent
forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might
receive the adoption of sons.
6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit
of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if
a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto
them which by nature are no gods.
9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are
known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements,
whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and
11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you
labour in vain.
12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye
are: ye have not injured me at all.
13 Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached
the gospel unto you at the first.
14 And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised
not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ
15 Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear
you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your
own eyes, and have given them to me.
16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you
17 They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they
would exclude you, that ye might affect them.
18 But it is good to be zealously affected always in a
good thing, and not only when I am present with you.
19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again
until Christ be formed in you,
20 I desire to be present with you now, and to change my
voice; for I stand in doubt of you.
21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not
hear the law?
22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one
by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the
flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.
24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two
covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which
25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth
to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the
mother of us all.
27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest
not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath
many more children than she which hath an husband.
28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of
29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted
him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
30 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the
bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with
the son of the freewoman.
31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the
bondwoman, but of the free.
1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ
hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of
2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised,
Christ shall profit you nothing.
3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised,
that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
4 Christ is become of no effect unto 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 Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any
thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not
obey the truth?
8 This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth
9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will
be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his
judgment, whosoever he be.
11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I
yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.
12 I would they were even cut off which trouble
13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only
use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one
14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this;
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that
ye be not consumed one of another.
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not
fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the
Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so
that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are
these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations,
wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such
like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time
past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no
24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh
with the affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the
26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one
another, envying one another.
1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are
spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering
thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of
3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is
nothing, he deceiveth himself.
4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he
have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
5 For every man shall bear his own burden.
6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him
that teacheth in all good things.
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man
soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap
corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life
9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season
we shall reap, if we faint not.
10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto
all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
11 Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with
mine own hand.
12 As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh,
they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer
persecution for the cross of Christ.
13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep
the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your
14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross
of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I
unto the world.
15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any
thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on
them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my
body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with
your spirit. Amen.