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He exhorts them to stand to their Christian liberty. Of the fruits of the flesh and of the spirit.

[1] Stand fast, and be not held again under the yoke of bondage. [2] Behold, I Paul tell you, that if you be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. [3] And I testify again to every man circumcising himself, that he is a debtor to the whole law. [4] You are made void of Christ, you who are justified in the law: you are fallen from grace. [5] For we in spirit, by faith, wait for the hope of justice.

[6] For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision: but faith that worketh by charity. [7] You did run well, who hath hindered you, that you should not obey the truth? [8] This persuasion is not from him that calleth you. [9] A little leaven corrupteth the whole lump. [10] I have confidence in you in the Lord: that you will not be of another mind: but he that troubleth you, shall bear the judgment, whosoever he be.

[11] And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? Then is the scandal of the cross made void. [12] I would they were even cut off, who trouble you. [13] For you, brethren, have been called unto liberty: only make not liberty an occasion to the flesh, but by charity of the spirit serve one another. [14] For all the law is fulfilled in one word: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. [15] But if you bite and devour one another; take heed you be not consumed one of another.

[16] I say then, walk in the spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. [17] For the flesh lusteth against the spirit: and the spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary one to another: so that you do not the things that you would. [18] But if you are led by the spirit, you are not under the law. [19] Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury, [20] Idolatry, witchcrafts, enmities, contentions, emulations, wraths, quarrels, dissensions, sects,

[21] Envies, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like. Of the which I foretell you, as I have foretold to you, that they who do such things shall not obtain the kingdom of God. [22] But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, [23] Mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity. Against such there is no law. [24] And they that are Christ's, have crucified their flesh, with the vices and concupiscences. [25] If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

[26] Let us not be made desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

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