Galatians Chapter 5
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Hee mooueth them to stand in their libertie, 3 and not to obserue circumcision: 13 but rather loue, which is the summe of the Law. 19 He reckoneth vp the workes of the flesh, 22 and the fruits of the spirit, 25 and exhorteth to walke in the spirit.
Stand fast therefore in the libertie wherewith Christ hath made vs free, and bee not intangled againe with the yoke of bondage.
Beholde, I Paul say vnto you that if ye be circumcised, Christ shal profite you nothing.
Fruites of flesh, and spirit.
For I testifie againe to euery man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to doe the whole Law.
Christ is become of no effect vnto you, whosoeuer of you are iustified by the Law: ye are fallen from grace.
For we through the spirit waite for the hope of righteousnesse by faith.
For in Iesus Christ, neither circumcision auaileth any thing, nor vncircumcision, but faith which worketh by loue.
Ye did run well; who did hinder you, that ye should not obey the trueth?7
This perswasion commeth not of him that calleth you.
A little leauen leaueneth the whole lumpe.
I haue confidence in you through the Lord, that you will be none otherwise minded; but he that troubleth you, shall beare his iudgement, whosoeuer hee be.
And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why doe I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the crosse ceased.
I would they were euen cut off which trouble you.
For brethren, ye haue beene called vnto liberty, onely vse not libertie for an occasion to the flesh, but by loue serue one another.
For all the Law is fulfilled in one word, euen in this: Thou shalt loue thy neighbour as thy selfe.14
But if yee bite and deuoure one another, take heed ye be not consumed one of another.
This I say then, Walke in the spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.16
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that yee cannot doe the things that yee would.
But if yee be lead of the spirit, yee are not vnder the Law.
Nowe the workes of the flesh are manifest, which are these, adulterie, fornication, vncleannesse, lasciuiousnesse,
Idolatrie, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Fruites of flesh, and spirit.
Enuyings, murthers, drunkennesse, reuellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I haue also tolde you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherite the kingdome of God.
But the fruit of the spirit is loue, ioy, peace, long suffering, gentlenesse, goodnesse, faith,
Meekenesse, temperance: against such there is no law.
And they that are Christs, haue crucified the flesh with the affections and lustes.24
If we liue in the Spirit, let vs also walke in the Spirit.
Let vs not be desirous of vaine glory, prouoking one another, enuying one another.
Galatians Chapter 5 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
7 Or, who did driue you backe?
14 Leu.19.18 mat.22.39.
16 Or, fulfill not.
24 Or, passions
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania