1Stand firm therefore in the liberty with which Mashi’akh has made us free, and be not harnessed again under the yoke of servitude. 2Behold, I, Pavlos, tell you that if you get circumcised, then Mashi’akh is of no benefit to you. 3For I testify again to every man who gets circumcised, that he is under obligation to fulfill the whole Torah. 4You have ceased to adhere to Mashi’akh, who seek justification by the Torah; you are fallen from grace. 5For we through HaRu’akh wait for the hope of tzedaka by absolute trust. 6For, in Mashi’akh Yeshua, neither is circumcision anything nor uncircumcision, but absolute trust, which is accomplished by love. 7You were progressing well; who confused you that you should not obey the truth? 8Your persuasion comes from him who called you. 9A little khametz leavens the whole lump. 10I have confidence in you through Adoneinu, that you will consider no other way, that he who troubles you shall bear his judgment, whoever he is. 11And I, my brethren, if I still declare circumcision, why should I be persecuted? Why? Has the stake ceased to be an offense? 12I wish those who are troubling you would be expelled.
13For, my brethren, you have been called to liberty; only do not use your liberty for an occasion to the things of the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14For the whole Torah is fulfilled in one saying, that is, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15But if you harm and plunder one another, take heed lest you be consumed one by another. 16This I say then: walk in HaRu’akh, and you shall never submit to the lust of the flesh. 17For the flesh craves that which is harmful to HaRu’akh, and HaRu’akh opposes the things of the flesh; and the two are contrary to one another, so that you are unable to do whatever you please. 18But if you are led by HaRu’akh, you are not under the Torah. 19For the works of the flesh are well known, which are these: adultery, impurity, and lasciviousness, 20idolatry, witchcraft, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, stubbornness, seditions, heresies, 21envyings, murders, drunkenness, reveling, and all such things; those who practice these things, as I have told you before and I say to you now, shall not inherit Malkhut HaElohim. 22But the fruits of HaRu’akh are love, joy, shalom, patience of spirit, gentleness, goodness of heart, absolute trust, 23meekness, enduring tolerance; there is no instruction against these. 24And those who belong to Mashi’akh have executed their flesh with all its weaknesses and passions.. 25Let us therefore live in HaRu’akh, and surrender to HaRu’akh. 26Let us not be desirous of vainglory, provoking one another, envying one another.
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