3 You foolishv Galatians!w Who has bewitched you?x Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified.y 2 I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spiritz by the works of the law,a or by believing what you heard?b 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?a 4 Have you experiencedb so much in vain—if it really was in vain? 5 So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miraclesc among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?d
In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit.
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