Galatians 1-3

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Galatians 1

Paul, an apostle (not from men, neither through man, but through Yahshua the Messiah, and Yahweh the Father, who raised him from the dead), 2 and all the brethren that are with me, to the assemblies at Galatia: 3 Grace to you and peace from Yahweh the Father, and our Sovereign Yahshua the Messiah, 4 who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us out of this present evil world, according to the will of our El and Father: 5 to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.


6 I marvel that you are so quickly removing from him that called you in the grace of the Messiah to a different good tidings; 7 which is not another: only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the good tidings of the Messiah. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you any evangel other than that which we preached to you, let him be anathema. 9 As we have said before, so I now say again, If any man preaches to you any good tidings other than that which you received, let him be anathema. 10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of Elohim? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still pleasing men, I should not be a servant of the Messiah.


11 For I make known to you, brethren, as touching the good tidings which was preached by me, that it is not after man. 12 For neither did I receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came to me through revelation of Yahshua the Messiah. 13 For you have heard of my manner of life in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the assembly of Yahweh, and made havoc of it: 14 and I advanced in the Jews’ religion beyond many of my own age among my countrymen, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when it was the good pleasure of Yahweh, who separated me, even from my mother’s womb, and called me through his grace, 16 to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Gentiles; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: 17 neither went I up to Jerusalem to them that were apostles before me: but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned to Damascus.


18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cepha, and stayed with him fifteen days. 19 But I saw none other of the apostles, except Jacob Yahshua’s brother. 20 Now touching the things which I write to you, behold, before Elohim, I do not lie. 21 Then I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 And I was still unknown by face to the assemblies of Judea which were in the Messiah: 23 but they only heard say, He that once persecuted us now preaches the faith of which he once made havoc; 24 and they glorified Elohim in me.



Galatians 2

Then after the space of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, also taking Titus with me. 2 And I went up by revelation; and I laid before them the good tidings which I preach among the Gentiles but privately before them who were of repute, lest by any means I should be running, or had run, in vain. 3 But not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised: 4 and that because of the false brethren privately brought in, who came in privately to spy out our liberty which we have in the Messiah Yahshua, that they might bring us into bondage: 5 to whom we gave place in the way of subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the good tidings might continue with you. 6 But from those who were reputed to be somewhat (whatever they were, it makes no matter to me: Elohim accepts not man’s person) — they, I say, who were of repute imparted nothing to me: 7 but contrariwise, when they saw that I had been entrusted with the good tidings of the uncircumcision, even as Peter with the good tidings of the circumcision 8 (for he that worked for Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision worked for me also to the Gentiles); 9 and when they perceived the grace that was given to me, Jacob and Cepha and John, they also were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcision; 10 only they would that we should remember the poor; which very thing I was also zealous to do.


11 But when Cepha came to Antioch, I resisted him to the face, because he stood condemned. 12 For before that certain came from Jacob, he ate with Gentiles; but when they came, he drew back and separated himself, fearing them that were of the circumcision. 13 And the rest of the Jews dissembled likewise with him; so much that even Barnabas was carried away with their dissimulation. 14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the good tidings, I said to Cepha before all, If you, being a Jew, live as the Gentiles do, and not as do the Jews, how do you compel the Gentiles to live as the Jews do? 15 We being Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, 16 yet knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but through faith in Yahshua the Messiah, even we believed in the Messiah Yahshua, that we might be justified by faith in the Messiah, and not by the works of the law: because by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. 17 But if, while we sought to be justified in the Messiah, we ourselves were also found sinners, is the Messiah a minister of sin? By no means. 18 For if I build up again those things which I destroyed, I prove myself a transgressor. 19 For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to Yahweh. 20 I have been impaled with the Messiah; and it is no longer I that live, but the Messiah lives in me: and that life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith which is in the Son of Yahweh, who loved me, and gave himself up for me. 21 I do not make void the grace of Yahweh: for if righteousness is through the law, then the Messiah died for nothing.



Galatians 3

Oh foolish Galatians, who bewitched you, before whose eyes Yahshua the Messiah was openly set forth impaled? 2 This only would I learn from you, Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now perfected in the flesh? 4 Did you suffer so many things in vain? If it is indeed in vain. 5 He therefore that supplies the Spirit to you, and works miracles among you, does he do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 6 Even as Abraham believed Yahweh and it was reckoned to him for righteousness. 7 Know therefore that they that are of faith, the same are sons of Abraham. 8 And the scripture, farseeing that Elohim would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the good tidings beforehand to Abraham, saying, In you shall all the nations be blessed. 9 So then they that are of faith are blessed with the faithful Abraham. 10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under a curse: for it is written, Cursed is everyone who continues not in all things that are written in the book of the law, to do them. 11 Now that no man is justified by the law before Yahweh, is evident: for, The righteous shall live by faith; 12 and the law is not of faith; but, He that does them shall live in them. 13 The Messiah redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree: 14 that upon the Gentiles might come the blessing of Abraham in the Messiah Yahshua; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.


15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men: Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet when it has been confirmed, no one makes it void, or adds to it. 16 Now to Abraham were the promises spoken, and to his seed. He says not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to your seed, which is the Messiah. 17 Now this I say: A covenant confirmed beforehand by Yahweh, the law, which came four hundred and thirty years after, does not disannul, so as to make the promise of no effect. 18 For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise: but Yahweh has granted it to Abraham by promise. 19 What then is the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the seed should come to whom the promise has been made; and it was ordained through angels by the hand of a mediator. 20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one; but Yahweh is one. 21 Is the law then against the promises of Elohim? By no means: for if there had been a law given which could make alive, truly righteousness would have been of the law. 22 But the scripture shut up all things under sin, that the promise by faith in Yahshua the Messiah might be given to them that believe.


23 But before faith came, we were kept. in ward under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24 So that the law has become our tutor to the Messiah, that we might be justified by faith, 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. 26 For you are all sons of Elohim, through faith, in the Messiah Yahshua. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into the Messiah put on the Messiah. 28 There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither bond nor free, there can be no male and female; for you are all one in the Messiah Yahshua. 29 And if you are the Messiah’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, heirs according to promise.


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