A A A A A
Bible Book List

Galatians 2:15-21 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

15 We who are Jews by birth and not “Gentile sinners” 16 know that no one is justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ.[a] And we have believed in Christ Jesus so that we might be justified by faith in Christ[b] and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no human being will[c] be justified. 17 But if we ourselves are also found to be “sinners” while seeking to be justified by Christ, is Christ then a promoter[d] of sin? Absolutely not! 18 If I rebuild the system[e] I tore down, I show myself to be a lawbreaker. 19 For through the law I have died to the law, so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ[f] 20 and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body,[g] I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died for nothing.

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 2:16 Or by the faithfulness of Jesus Christ
  2. Galatians 2:16 Or by the faithfulness of Christ
  3. Galatians 2:16 Lit law all flesh will not
  4. Galatians 2:17 Or servant
  5. Galatians 2:18 Lit rebuild those things that
  6. Galatians 2:19 Other textual traditions place I have been crucified with Christ in v. 20.
  7. Galatians 2:20 Or flesh

Galatians 2:15-21 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, 16 knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. 17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. 18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. 19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. 21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

Viewing of
Cross references
Footnotes