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CVG Galatians Chapter 2

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1. Then after 14 years again I went up to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along also.

2. And I went up according to a revelation. And laid before them the Gospel which I preach among the gentiles, and [I did so] in private to those present, lest I run or I did run in vain.

3. But neither Titus who was with me, even though he was a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.

4. But it was through those false brothers. As they were sneaking in, they came in to examine carefully our freedom which we have in Christ Jesus in order that they may bring us into bondage.

5. But we did not yield in submission to them for one hour, in order that the truth of the Gospel may continue with you.

6. But from those who were thinking themselves to be "someone special,"--what kind of people they were at one time doesn't matter to me, God doesn't receive the face of man--for to me those who were thinking themselves [to be "someone special"] didn't add anything in addition [substantial to my teaching].

7. But on the contrary, seeing that I have been entrusted with the Gospel of the foreskins (gentiles) just as Peter has been entrusted to those of the circumcision,

8. For the One working for Peter in his Apostleship of the circumcision worked also for me among the gentiles.

9. And knowing the grace which was given to me, James and Cephas and John, those who seem to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, in order that we may go to the gentiles and they to the circumcized.

10. Only let us remember the poor (NOTE: this seems to be something one of the Apostles present had said), which also I was eager to do this same thing.

11. But when Cephas came to Antioch I stood against him in his face because he was self-condemned.

12. For before the coming of some from James he used to eat together with the gentiles. But when they came, he was withdrawing and separating himself fearing those of the circumcision.

13. And the rest of the Jews were acting hypocritical along with him so that even Barnabas was led away with them in hypocrisy.

14. But when I saw that they were not dealing straightforward with the truth of the Gospel, I said to Cephas before all, "If you are a Jew and live in a gentile way, and not like a Jew, how do you find it necessary to compel the gentiles to be Jews?"

15. We are Jews by nature and not sinners among the gentiles.

16. But seeing that a man is not justified from the works of the Law but only through the faith of Jesus Christ. And we believed in Christ Jesus in order that we may be justified from the faith of Christ and not from the works of the Law because from the works of the Law all flesh will not be justified (Psalm 143:2).

17. But, seeking to be justified in Christ, if we are found to be sinners ourselves then is Christ a minister of sin? May it never be [mh genoita]!

18. For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I prove myself to be a transgressor.

19. For I died through the law by the law in order that I may live to God.

20. But I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And now that which I live in the flesh, I live by faith which is of the Son of God, the One Who loved me and gave Himself on my behalf.

21. Don't put aside the grace of God, for if righteousness is through the Law, then Christ died needlessly.