New American Bible (Revised Edition)
4 You are separated from Christ, you who are trying to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. 5 (A)For through the Spirit, by faith, we await the hope of righteousness. 6 (B)For in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.[a]
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- 5:6 Cf. Rom 2:25–26; 1 Cor 7:19; Gal 6:15. The Greek for faith working through love or “faith expressing itself through love” can also be rendered as “faith energized by (God’s) love.”
- 5:7–12 Paul addresses the Galatians directly: with questions (Gal 5:7, 11), a proverb (Gal 5:9), a statement (Gal 5:8), and biting sarcasm (Gal 5:12), seeking to persuade the Galatians to break with those trying to add law and circumcision to Christ as a basis for salvation.