Galatians 2

ABU(i) 1 THEN, after fourteen years, I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking also Titus with me. 2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles; but privately, to those of reputation, lest by any means I should run, 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 stealthily brought in, who crept in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage; 5 to whom not even for an hour did we yield by the [required] submission, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you. 6 But from those reputed to be something,—whatever they were, it matters not to me, God accepts not man's person,—for to me those of reputation communicated nothing in addition. 7 But, on the contrary, seeing that I have been entrusted with the gospel of the uncircumcision, as Peter was with that of the circumcision; 8 (for he who wrought for Peter in behalf of the apostleship of the circumcision, wrought also for me in behalf of the Gentiles;) 9 and having learned the grace that was given to me, James and Cephas and John, who were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas right hands of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcision; 10 only, that we should remember the poor, which very thing also I was forward to do. 11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was blamed. 12 For before certain ones came from James, he ate with the Gentiles; but when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision. 13 And the other Jews also dissembled with him, so that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation. 14 But when I saw that they walk not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter in the presence of all: If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles and not that of Jews, how dost thou compel the Gentiles to become as Jews? 15 We are Jews by nature, and not sinners from among the Gentiles; 16 but knowing that a man is not justified by works of law, but through faith in Jesus Christ, we also believed on Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of law; because by works of law no flesh shall be justified. 17 But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is then Christ a minister of sin? Far be it! 18 For if the things which I pulled down these I build up again, I make myself a transgressor. 19 For I through law died to law, that I might live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ; and no longer do I live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live in the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if there be righteousness through law, then Christ died without cause.