2 *Then fourteen years aafter bI cwent up again to Jerusalem with dBarnabas, and took eTitus with me also. 2 And I went up fby revelation, gand hcommunicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but ||iprivately to them kwhich were of reputation, lest by any means lI should run, or had run, in vain. 3 But neither eTitus, who was with me, being a Greek, mwas compelled to be circumcised: 4 And that nbecause of ofalse brethren unawares brought in, who pcame in privily to spy out qour liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, rthat they might bring us into bondage: 5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not sfor an hour; that tthe truth of the gospel might continue with you. 6 But of these kwho seemed uto be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: wGod accepteth no man’s person:) for xthey kwho seemed to be somewhat yin conference added nothing to me: 7 But contrariwise, when they saw that zthe gospel of the uncircumcision awas committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter; 8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the bapostleship of the circumcision, the same cwas mighty in me toward the Gentiles:) 9 And when dJames, eCephas, and fJohn, gwho seemed to be hpillars, perceived ithe grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and jBarnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision. 10 Only they would kthat we should remember the poor; lthe same which I also was forward to do.
11 But mwhen Peter was come to nAntioch, I withstood him oto the face, because he was to be blamed. 12 For before that certain came from dJames, phe did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing qthem which were of the circumcision. 13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that jBarnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation. 14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to rthe truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter sbefore them all, If thou, being a Jew, plivest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why sscompellest thou the Gentiles to tlive as do the Jews? 15 uWe who are Jews vby nature, and not wsinners of the Gentiles, 16 Knowing that xa man is not justified by the works of the law, but yuby the zfaith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified uby the zfaith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for aby the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. 17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found bsinners, is therefore Christ cthe minister of sin? dGod forbid. 18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I emake myself a transgressor. 19 For I fthrough the law gam dead to the law, that hI might live unto God. 20 I am icrucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh hI live by the faith of the Son of God, kwho loved me, and lgave himself for me. 21 I do not mfrustrate the grace of God: for nif righteousness come by the law, then oChrist is dead in vain.
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