Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took
Titus with me also.
And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach
among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I
should run, or had run, in vain.
But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be
And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy
out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into
To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the
gospel might continue with you.
But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter
to me: God accepteth no man’s person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in
conference added nothing to me:
But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed
unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;
(For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision,
the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace
that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship;
that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward
But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to
For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when
they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the
And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was
carried away with their dissimulation.
But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel,
I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of
Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the
We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of
Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the
faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no
flesh be justified.
But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found
sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a
For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
I am crucified with Christ: neverthless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who
loved me, and gave himself for me.
I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then
Christ is dead in vain.