You were (A)running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion did not come from (B)Him who calls you. (C)A little [a]leaven leavens the whole lump of dough. 10 (D)I have confidence [b]in you in the Lord, that you (E)will adopt no other view; but the one who is (F)disturbing you will bear the punishment, whoever he is. 11 But as for me, brothers and sisters, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still (G)persecuted? Then (H)the stumbling block of the cross has been eliminated. 12 I wish that (I)those who are troubling you would even [c](J)emasculate themselves.

13 For you were called to (K)freedom, brothers and sisters; (L)only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but (M)serve one another through love. 14 For (N)the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “(O)You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you (P)bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.

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  1. Galatians 5:9 I.e., fermented dough
  2. Galatians 5:10 Lit toward
  3. Galatians 5:12 Or cut themselves off

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