Scripture Readings

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Galatians 1:1-10, 20-2:5 (Epistle)

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Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead),
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and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia:
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Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ,
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who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
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to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
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I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel,
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which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.
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But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
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As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
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For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
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(Now concerning the things which I write to you, indeed, before God, I do not lie.)
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Afterward I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
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And I was unknown by face to the churches of Judea which were in Christ.
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But they were hearing only, “He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith which he once tried to destroy.”
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And they glorified God in me.
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Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and also took Titus with me.
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And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to those who were of reputation, lest by any means I might run, or had run, in vain.
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Yet not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.
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And this occurred because of false brethren secretly brought in (who came in by stealth to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage),
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to whom we did not yield submission even for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.