Galatians 5
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1STAND firm therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free, and be not harnessed again under the yoke of servitude.

2Behold, I, Paul, tell you that if you be circumcised, then Christ is of no benefit to you. 3For I testify again to every man who is circumcised, that he is under obligation to fulfill the whole law. 4You have ceased to adhere to Christ, who seek justification by the law; you are fallen from grace. 5For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. 6For in Christ Jesus, neither is circumcision anything nor uncircumcision; but faith which is accomplished by love.

7You were progressing well; who confused you that you should not obey the truth? 8Your persuasion comes from him who called you. 9A little leaven leavens the whole lump. 10I have confidence in you through our LORD, that you will consider no other beliefs: that he who troubles you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he is. 11And I, my brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why should I be persecuted? Why? Has the cross ceased to be a stumblingblock? 12I wish those who are troubling you would be expelled.

13For, my brethren, you have been called unto liberty; only do not use your liberty for an occasion to the things of the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14For the whole law is fulfilled in one saying, that is; Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself. 15But if you harm and plunder one another, take heed lest you be consumed one by another.

16This I say then: Lead a spiritual life, and you shall never commit the lust of the flesh. 17For the flesh craves that which is harmful to the Spirit, and the Spirit opposes the things of the flesh: and the two are contrary to one another, so that you are unable to do whatever you please. 18But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19For the works of the flesh are well-known, which are these: adultery, impurity, and lasciviousness, 20Idolatry, witchcraft, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, stubbornness, seditions, heresies, 21Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and all like things: those who practice these things, as I have told you before and I say to you now, they shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22But the fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23Meekness, self-control: there is no law against these. 24And those who belong to Christ have controlled their weaknesses and passions.

25Let us therefore live in the Spirit, and surrender to the Spirit. 26Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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