Galatians 2

” I do not disregard or frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness is through the law, it means [then] that Christ died in vain”Galatians 2:21 Inspired Bible

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Galatians 2

  1.  Thereafter, fourteen[1] years later[2], I went up once more[3] to Jerusalem with Barnabas. I took along with me Titos[4] also.
  2. And I went there by revelation and set forth before[5] them the gospel which I preach[6] among the Gentiles[7], and in privacy and by any means, to those held in reputation[8], lest if I did not do so and act promptly, I would be running the race, but in vain.
  3. Howbeit, neither Titos that[9] was with me, being [a Grecian] of Hellen[10] was compelled to be circumcised.
  4. Moreover, among[11] us were some false brethren who sneaked[12] in unawares, who by stealth came to spy on our liberty which we have in[13] Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into bondage.
  5. Whom we yielded[14] not to: not even for an instant[15] did we submit[16] ourselves to them; so that the truth of the gospel might stay continually with you.
  6. But I separated from those who were considered reputable; whatever they were [once] in the past makes[17] no difference to[18] me. Before[19] God, no man can claim to be anything. As for me, those deemed reputable[20] imparted[21] nothing to me.
  7. But instead[22], they saw that I have been entrusted[23] with evangelising the gospel to the uncircumcised, even as Petros[24] [Peter] was to the circumcision.
  8. For he[25] who is energising[26] Peter as the apostle of the circumcision, was energising me [as the apostle] to the Gentiles [nations].
  9. And knowing the grace[27] bestowed upon me, Jacob[28] [James], and Kephas[29] [Peter], and Ionnes[30] [John]: those considered to be pillars [of the faith], gave their right [hand] to me and Barnabas in fellowship, that we go into the nations, and they to the circumcision.[31]
  10. Only that we remember the poor. This same thing also, is what[32] I am eager to do.
  11. But when Petros[33] [Peter] came to Antioch, I opposed[34] him to his face, because he was at fault[35].
  12. For before the coming of some [Jews] from Jacob[36] [James], he ate together with the Gentiles; but as soon[37] as they came, he withdrew and separated himself, in fear of those of the circumcision.
  13. And dissembled, he and the rest of the Jews, insomuch that even Barnabas was also influenced[38] by them in this hypocrisy.
  14. So when I saw they walked not uprightly[39] according to the truth[40] of the gospel, I said to Petros [Peter] before everyone, ‘if you, being a Jew, live like Gentiles and not like Jews, why do you compel Gentiles to adopt the custom[41] of Jews?
  15. We are by nature Jews and not from the Gentile nations of sinners.
  16. And seeing [and knowing] that no man is justified by works of the law whatsoever, but by[42] the faith in Jesus Christ, for even we [ourselves] believed in Jesus Christ so that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law: because by the works of the law, there is no justification for anyone to be justified.
  17. But if while we seek to be justified by Christ, and while seeking, we ourselves also are found [to be] sinners; is Christ therefore the servant of sin? Definitely[43] not.
  18. For if I [re]build again those things that [which] I destroyed, I show[44] myself as a transgressor[45].
  19. For I, through the law, died to the law, so that in God I will live.
  20. For with Christ I have been crucified, yet I live on; it is no longer I who live[46], but Christ [who is alive[47]] in me; and that [life] which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the one who is the Son of God, [the one] who loves[48] me and delivered himself up for my sake.
  21. I do not disregard or frustrate the grace the grace of God: for if righteousness is through[49] the law, it means [then] that Christ died in vain[50].

Notes To Galatians 2

[1] ten and four

[2] after

[3] again

[4] Greek Τίτος

[5] to

[6] Greek, kerusso, also publish, herald

[7] heathen

[8] Honour and eminence

[9] who

[10] Also, a Grecian

[11] Greek διά ‘dia’ among, also with us

[12] stole

[13] by

[14] conceeded

[15] a moment or an hour

[16] subject

[17] Is of

[18] with

[19] Literally, ‘in the face of’

[20] eminent

[21] Or, added

[22] Or, on the contrary

[23] commissioned

[24] Textus Receptus, Septuagint and Apostolic Polyglot, reads ‘Petros, Byzantine 2005++, Tischedndorf and Westcott  Hort read Kephas.

[25] the one

[26] empowering

[27] favour

[28] Greek Ἰάκωβος Iakōbos

[29] Greek ‘Kephas’  Κηφᾶς

[30] Greek Ἰωάννης Iōannēs

[31] Galatians 2:9 Alternative Rendering: And knowing the grace[31] bestowed upon me, Jacob [James] and Kephas [Peter] and Ionnes [John]: those considered to be pillars [of the faith], gave their right of approval [support] to me and Barnabas in fellowship, that we go into the nations, and they to the circumcision.

[32] that which

[33] Textus Receptus, Septuagint and Apostolic Polyglot, reads Πέτρος ‘Petros, Byzantine 2005++, Tischedndorf and Westcott  Hort read ‘Kephas’.

[34] withstood

[35] Because he deserved to be blamed.

[36] Greek Ἰάκωβος Iakōbos

[37] when

[38] Carried away, seduced, condescended, yielding

[39] In the straight path

[40] In a straight course consistent with the truth of the gospel

[41] Live as

[42] through

[43] Of course

[44] Present, prove, exhibit

[45] Violator, lawbreaker.

[46] Or, who is living

[47] living

[48] loved

[49] by

[50] for nothing

 

Galatians 2

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