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14 But when I saw that they were not acting consistently with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, “If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews?”[a]

Jews and Gentiles Are Saved by Faith

15 We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; 16 yet we know that a person is justified[b] not by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ.[c] And we have come to believe in Christ Jesus, so that we might be justified by faith in Christ,[d] and not by doing the works of the law, because no one will be justified by the works of the law.

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Footnotes

  1. Galatians 2:14 Some interpreters hold that the quotation extends into the following paragraph
  2. Galatians 2:16 Or reckoned as righteous; and so elsewhere
  3. Galatians 2:16 Or the faith of Jesus Christ
  4. Galatians 2:16 Or the faith of Christ