13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. (A)Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love (B)serve one another. 14 For (C)the whole law is fulfilled in one word: (D)“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you (E)bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.

Keep in Step with the Spirit

16 But I say, (F)walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify (G)the desires of the flesh. 17 For (H)the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, (I)to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18 But if you are (J)led by the Spirit, (K)you are not under the law. 19 Now (L)the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, (M)divisions, 21 envy,[a] drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that (N)those who do[b] such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But (O)the fruit of the Spirit is (P)love, joy, peace, patience, (Q)kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 (R)gentleness, (S)self-control; (T)against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus (U)have crucified the flesh with its (V)passions and desires.

25 If we live by the Spirit, (W)let us also keep in step with the Spirit. 26 (X)Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

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  1. Galatians 5:21 Some manuscripts add murder
  2. Galatians 5:21 Or make a practice of doing