Then, after fourteen years again I went up to Jerusalem with
Barnabas, having taken with me also Titus;
and I went up by revelation, and did submit to them the good
news that I preach among the nations, and privately to those esteemed, lest in
vain I might run or did run;
but not even Titus, who is with me, being a Greek,
was compelled to be circumcised --
and that because of the false brethren brought in
unawares, who did come in privily to spy out our liberty that we have in Christ
Jesus, that us they might bring under bondage,
to whom not even for an hour we gave place by subjection,
that the truth of the good news might remain to you.
And from those who were esteemed to be something -- whatever
they were then, it maketh no difference to me -- the face of man God accepteth
not, for -- to me those esteemed did add nothing,
but, on the contrary, having seen that I have been entrusted
with the good news of the uncircumcision, as Peter with that of the
for He who did work with Peter to the apostleship of the
circumcision, did work also in me in regard to the nations,
and having known the grace that was given to me, James, and
Cephas, and John, who were esteemed to be pillars, a right hand of fellowship
they did give to me, and to Barnabas, that we to the nations, and they to the
circumcision may go,
only, of the poor that we should be mindful, which also I
was diligent -- this very thing -- to do.
And when Peter came to Antioch, to the face I stood up
against him, because he was blameworthy,
for before the coming of certain from James, with the
nations he was eating, and when they came, he was withdrawing and separating himself,
fearing those of the circumcision,
and dissemble with him also did the other Jews, so that also
Barnabas was carried away by their dissimulation.
But when I saw that they are not walking uprightly to the truth
of the good news, I said to Peter before all, 'If thou, being a Jew, in the
manner of the nations dost live, and not in the manner of the Jews, how the
nations dost thou compel to Judaize?
we by nature Jews, and not sinners of the nations,
having known also that a man is not declared righteous by
works of law, if not through the faith of Jesus Christ, also we in Christ Jesus
did believe, that we might be declared righteous by the faith of Christ, and
not by works of law, wherefore declared righteous by works of law shall be no
And if, seeking to be declared righteous in Christ, we
ourselves also were found sinners, is then Christ a ministrant of sin?
let it not be!
for if the things I threw down, these again I build up, a
transgressor I set myself forth;
for I through law, did die, that to God I may live;
with Christ I have been crucified, and live no more do I,
and Christ doth live in me; and that which I now live in the flesh -- in the
faith I live of the Son of God, who did love me and did give himself for me;
I do not make void the grace of God, for if righteousness be
through law -- then Christ died in vain.