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Galatians 5:6-8 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

For in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.[a]

Be Not Misled.[b] You were running well;[c] who hindered you from following [the] truth? That enticement does not come from the one who called you.[d]


  1. 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.”
  2. 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.
  3. 5:7 Running well: as in an athletic contest; cf. Gal 2:2; 1 Cor 9:24–26; Phil 2:16; 3:14.
  4. 5:8 The one who called you: see note on Gal 1:6.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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