For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.
But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, [is] therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
to be made just
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
I have been jointly put on public display
of handing over
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, [saying,] In thee shall all nations be blessed.
they will subsequently be lavished with welfare
But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [it is] evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
he is made just
And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
And this I say, [that] the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
For if the inheritance [be] of the law, [it is] no more of promise: but God gave [it] to Abraham by promise.
he has ameliorated
Now a mediator is not [a mediator] of one, but God is one.
But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
And if ye [be] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Now I say, [That] the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.
But [it is] good to be zealously affected always in [a] good [thing,] and not only when I am present with you.
I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you.
But he [who was] of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman [was] by promise.
he has been born
For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
I call to witness
I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.
And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.
But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
[This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these;] Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
they put on public display
But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all [men,] especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
it has been put on public display
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
to [he who is] able
But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ:
But ye have not so learned Christ;
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with [his] hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
it may be named
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them. ]
But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
it is made conspicuous
being made conspicuous
This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife [see] that she reverence [her] husband.
But that ye also may know my affairs, [and] how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
he will make known
But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things [which happened] unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;
Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:
But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.
But if I live in the flesh, this [is] the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.
For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
Nevertheless to abide in the flesh [is] more needful for you.
And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.
you jointly rejoice
But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.
But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel.
But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.
Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellow soldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.
I was of the opinion
For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed [is] not grievous, but for you [it is] safe.
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but [this] one thing [I do,] forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
to have deduced
(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, [that they are] the enemies of the cross of Christ:
But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.
Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.
But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things [which were sent] from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Now unto God and our Father [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen.
All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's household.
And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in [your] mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
[Even] the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
it was made conspicuous
And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
he/she may befuddle
Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body [is] of Christ.
But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
And above all these things [put on] charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
a taking on face value
Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.
But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.
But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also [to see] you:
Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.
And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all [men,] even as we [do] toward you:
he might make you abound
you may abound
But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
of brotherly love
And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
it might take down