Peter (Cephas) Opposed by Paul

11 But when (A)Cephas came to (B)Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he [a]stood condemned. 12 For prior to the coming of some men from [b](C)James, he used to (D)eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he began to withdraw and separate himself, (E)fearing those from the circumcision. 13 The rest of the Jews joined him in hypocrisy, with the result that even (F)Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy. 14 But when I saw that they (G)were not [c]straightforward about (H)the truth of the gospel, I said to (I)Cephas in the presence of all, “If you, being a Jew, (J)live like the Gentiles and not like the Jews, how is it that you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews?[d]

15 “We are (K)Jews by nature and not (L)sinners from the Gentiles; 16 nevertheless, knowing that (M)a person is not justified by works of [e]the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by (N)faith in Christ and not by works of [f]the Law; since (O)by works of [g]the Law no [h]flesh will be justified. 17 But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found (P)sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? [i](Q)Far from it! 18 For if I rebuild what I have once destroyed, I (R)prove myself to be a wrongdoer. 19 For through [j]the Law I (S)died to [k]the Law, so that I might live for God. 20 I have been (T)crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but (U)Christ lives in me; and [l]the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in (V)the Son of God, who (W)loved me and (X)gave Himself up for me. 21 I do not nullify the grace of God, for (Y)if righteousness comes through [m]the Law, then Christ died needlessly.”

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  1. Galatians 2:11 Or was to be condemned; lit was one who was condemned; or was self-condemned
  2. Galatians 2:12 Or Jacob
  3. Galatians 2:14 Or progressing toward; lit walking straightly
  4. Galatians 2:14 Some close the direct quotation here, others extend it through v 21
  5. Galatians 2:16 Or law
  6. Galatians 2:16 Or law
  7. Galatians 2:16 Or law
  8. Galatians 2:16 Or mortal man
  9. Galatians 2:17 Lit May it never happen!
  10. Galatians 2:19 Or law
  11. Galatians 2:19 Or law
  12. Galatians 2:20 Or insofar as I
  13. Galatians 2:21 Or law

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