Galatians 5
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Freedom in Christ

1Stonde fast therfore in the libertye wherwith Christ hath made vs fre, and be not wrapped agayne in the yocke off bondage.

2Beholde, I Paul saye vnto you: Yf ye be circumcysed, Christ profiteth you nothinge at all. 3I testifye agayne vnto euery man which is circumcysed, that he is bounde to kepe the whole lawe. 4Ye are gone quyte from Christ, as many off you as wylbe made righteous by the lawe, and are fallen from grace. 5But we wayte in the sprete off hope, to be made righteous by faith. 6For in Christ Iesu nether is circumcision eny thinge worth ner vncircumcision, but faith which by loue is mightie in operacion.

7Ye ranne well, who was a let vnto you, that ye shulde not obeye the trueth? 8Soch councell is not of him that hath called you. 9A litle leuen sowreth the whole lompe of dowe. 10I haue trust towarde you in ye LORDE, that ye wylbe none otherwyse mynded. But he that troubleth you, shal beare his iudgment, what so euer he be. 11Brethren yf I yet preach circumcision, why do I suffre persecucion? then had the slaunder off the crosse ceassed. 12Wolde God they were roted out fro amoge you, which trouble you.

13But brethre, ye are called vnto liberty, onely let not youre libertie be an occasion vnto the flesh, but by loue serue one another. 14For all the lawe is fulfylled in one worde, namely in this: loue thy neghboure as thy selfe. 15But yf ye byte and deuoure one another, take hede, that ye be not consumed one of another.

Walking by the Spirit
(Ezekiel 36:16–38; Romans 8:9–11)

16I saye: Walke in the sprete, and so shal ye not fulfill the lustes off the flesshe. 17For the flesh lusteth agaynst the sprete, and the sprete agaynst the flesh. These are contrary one to the other, so that ye can not do that which ye wolde: 18But and yf ye be led of the sprete, then are ye not vnder the lawe. 19The dedes of ye flesh are manifest, which are these: Aduoutrye, whordome, vnclenes, wantanes, 20Idolatrye, witchcraft, hatred, variaunce, zele, wrath, stryfe, sedicion, sectes, 21envyenge, murthur, dronkennes, glotony, and soch like: of the which I tell you before, as I haue tolde you in tyme past, that they which commytte soch, shal not inheret the kyngdome of God. 22But the frute of the sprete, is loue, ioye, peace, longe sufferinge, getlenes, goodnesse, faithfulnes, 23mekenesse, teperaunce, Agaynst soch is not ye lawe: 24But they that are Christes, haue crucified their flesh, with the lustes and desyres.

25Yf we lyue in the sprete, let vs walke also in the sprete. 26Let vs not be vayne glorious, prouokinge one another, and envyenge another.

Coverdale Bible of 1535

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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