1 Then fourteen years after I went up again to a with b, and took Titus with me also.
2 And I went up by a, and b 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.
3 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be a:
4 a that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our b which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into c:
5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
6 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:
7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the a of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the b was unto c;
8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
9 And when James, a, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the b that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of c; that we should go unto the d, and they unto the circumcision.
10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.
11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.
12 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 circumcision.
13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their a.
14 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 Jews?
15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
16 Knowing that a man is not a by the works of the b, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the c of Christ, and not by the d of the e: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be f.
17 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.
18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
19 For I through the law am a to the law, that I might b unto God.
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but a b in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the c of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
21 I do not frustrate the a of God: for if righteousness come by the b, then Christ is dead in vain.