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Then, fourteen years after, I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took with me Titus also.

And I went up by revelation and declared to them that Gospel which I preach among the Gentiles (but privately to those who were the chief, lest by any means I should run - or had run - in vain).

But not even Titus - who was with me, though he were a Grecian - was compelled to be circumcised,

This was because of the false brethren who were craftily sent in; and crept in privately to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into bondage.

But we gave them no place, not even for an hour, that the truth of the Gospel might continue with you.

But by those who seemed to be great, I was not taught (whatever they were in time past, I am nothing the better; God accepts no man’s person) For those who are the chief have added nothing to me above what I had.

But on the contrary, when they saw that the Gospel was committed to me over the uncircumcision, as the Gospel over the circumcision was to Peter:

(For he who was mighty by Peter in the Apostleship over the circumcision, was also mighty by me toward the Gentiles.)

And when James and Cephas and John knew of the grace that was given to me - who are counted as pillars - they gave to me and to Barnabas the right hands of fellowship, that we should preach to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcision;

10 Warning only that we should remember the poor. Which I was also diligent to do.

11 And when Peter had come to Antioch, I opposed him to his face. For he was to be condemned.

12 For before certain ones came from James, he ate with the Gentiles. But when they had come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision.

13 And the other Jews likewise played the hypocrites with him. So much so that Barnabas was led away with them by their hypocrisy.

14 But when I saw that they did not go the right way to the truth of the Gospel, I said to Peter before all, “If you, being a Jew, live as the Gentiles, and not like the Jews, why constrain the Gentiles to do like the Jews?

15 We, who are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners,

16 know that a man is not justified by the works of the Law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ. Even we, I say, have believed in Jesus Christ; that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the Law. Because, by the works of the Law, no flesh shall be justified.

17 If then, while we seek to be made righteous by Christ, we ourselves are found sinners, is Christ therefore the minister of sin? May it never be!

18 For if I build again the things that I have destroyed, I make myself a trespasser.

19 For I, through the Law, am dead to the Law, that I might live to God.

20 I am crucified with Christ, but I live; yet not I anymore, but Christ lives in me. And, in that I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith in the Son of God, Who has loved me, and given Himself for me.

21 I do not abrogate the grace of God. For if righteousness is by the Law, then Christ died for nothing.”

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