The first English New Testament from the original tongues ( W. T. )
Chapter Lookup: 1 2 3 4 5 6

The pistel off S. Paul to the Galathians.

The first Chapter.

Paul an apostle, not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and by God the father which raised him from death,|which raised him up from the dead|
and all the brethren which are with me. Unto the congregations of Galacia.
Grace be with you and peace from God the father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
which gave himself for our sins, to deliver|that he might deliver| us from this present evil world, thorow|according to| the will of God our father,
to whom be praise for ever and ever Amen.
I marvel that ye are so soon turned from him that called you in the grace of Christ, unto another gospel,{gospell:}
which is nothing else, but that there be some which trouble you, and intend to pervert the gospel{gospell} of Christ.
Nevertheless though we ourselves, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel{gospell} unto you than that which we have preached unto you, hold him as accursed.|the same be accursed|
As I said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other thing unto you, than that ye have received, hold him accursed.|the same be accursed|
Seek I now the favour of men, or of God?{Preache I mannes doctrine or Godes?} Other go I about to please men? If I studied to please men, I were not the servant of Christ.
I certify you brethren, that the gospel{gospell} which was preached of me, was not after the manner of men,
neither received I it of man, neither was I taught it: but received it by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
{For} Ye have heard of my conversation in times past in the jews' ways, how that beyond measure I persecuted the congregation of God, and spoiled it:
and prevailed in the jews' law,{laye} above many of my companions, which were of mine own nation, and much more fervently maintained{was a fervent maintainer of} the traditions of the elders.|fathers|
But when it pleased God, which separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
for to declare his son by me, that I should preach him among the heathen: Immediately I commended not of the matter with flesh and blood,
neither returned to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me: but went my ways into Arabia, and came again unto Damasco.
Then after three year, I returned to Jerusalem unto{to see} Peter and abode with him fifteen days,
no other of the apostles saw I, save James the Lord's brother.
The things which I write, behold, God knoweth I lie not.
After that I went into the coasts of Siria and Cicill:{Cilicia:}
and was unknown as touching my person unto the congregations of Jewry, which were in Christ.|but of face I was unknown to the Cristen congregations in Jewry|
But they heard only, that he which persecuted us in time past, now preacheth the faith, which before he destroyed.
And they glorified|praised| God in me.{on my behalf.}

The second Chapter.

Then fourteen years there after, I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took with me Titus also.
Yea, and I went up by revelation, and commended with them of the gospel,{Gospell} which I preach among the gentiles: but apart{between our selves} with them that are{which were} counted chief,|in reputation| lest it should have been thought that I should run, or had run in vain.
Also Titus which was with me, though he were a greek, yet was not compelled to be circumcised,
and that because of incomers being false brethren, which came in among others to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage.
To whom we gave no room, no not for the space of an hour, as concerning to be brought into subjection: and that because that the truth of the gospel{gospell} might continue with you.
Of them which seemed to be great (what they were in time passed it maketh no matter to me: God looketh on no man's person)|For God looketh not on the outward appearance of men| nevertheless they which seem{seemed} great, added nothing to me:|taught me nothing|
But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel{gospell} over the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel{gospell} over circumcision was unto Peter
(For he that was mighty in Peter in the apostleship over the circumcision, the same was mighty in me among the gentiles:)
and as soon as{therefore when} James, Cephas, and John, which seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas their{the right} hands, and agreed with us that we should preach among the heathen, and they among the jews:
warning only that we should remember the poor, which thing also I was diligent to do.
{And} When Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him in the face, for he was worthy to be blamed.
For yer that certain came|afore there came certain| from James, he ate with the gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision,
and the other jews dissembled likewise; Insomuch that Barnabas was brought into their simulation also.
But when I saw that they went|walked| not the right way after the truth of the gospel,{gospell} I said unto Peter, before all men,|openly before all:| if thou being a jew, livest after the manner of the gentiles, and not as do the jews: why causest thou the gentiles to follow{live as do} the jews?
we which are jews by nature and not sinners of the gentiles,
know that a man is not justified|made righteous| by the deeds of the law: but by the faith of Jesus Christ: and{therefore} we have believed on Jesus Christ, that we might be justified|made righteous| by the faith of Christ and not by the deeds of the law: because that no flesh shall be justified by the deeds of the law:
If then while we seek to be made righteous by Christ, we ourselves are found sinners, is not then Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
For if I build again that which I destroyed, then make I my self a trespasser.
But I thorow the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
I am crucified with Christ. I live verily, yet now not I, but Christ liveth in me. {For} The life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the son of God, which loved me, and gave himself for me.
I despise not|cast not away| the grace of God: For if righteousness come of the law, then is Christ dead{died} in vain.

The .iij. Chapter.

O foolish Galatians: who hath bewitched you, that ye should not believe the truth? to whom Jesus Christ was described before the eyes, and among you crucified?
This only would I learn of you, received ye the spirit by the deeds of the law? or else by preaching of the faith?
Are ye so unwise, that after ye have begun in the spirit, ye would now end in the flesh?
So many things {there} ye have suffered in vain. If it be so that ye have suffered in vain.{,if that be in vain.}
Which ministered to|He that giveth| you the spirit, and worketh miracles|doth such great acts| among you doth he it thorow the deeds of the law? or by preaching of the faith?
Even as Abraham believed God, and it was ascribed to him for righteousness.
Understand therefore,|Thus ye know| that they which are of faith, {the same} are the children of Abraham.
{For} The scripture saw aforehand, that God would justify the heathen thorow faith, and {therefore} shewed beforehand glad tidings unto Abraham: In thee shall all nations be blessed.
So then they which be of faith, are blessed with faithful Abraham.
For as many as are under the deeds|as go about with the works| of the law, are under malediction.|curse| For it is written: cursed is every man that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to fulfil|do| them.
That no man is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident. For the just shall live by faith.
The law is not of faith: but the man that fulfilleth the things contained in the law, shall live in them.|but the man that doth the same, shall live therein|
{But} Christ hath delivered us from the curse of the law, and was made a cursed for us (for it is written: Cursed is everyone that hangeth on tree)
that the blessing of Abraham might come on the gentiles thorow Jesus Christ, {and} that we might receive the promise of the spirit thorow faith.
Brethren I will speak after the manner of men. Though it be but a man's testament, yet no man despiseth it, or addeth any thing thereto when it is once allowed.|confrimed|
To Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith{seyth} not, in thy{the} seeds as in many: But in thy seed, as in one, which is Christ.
This I say that the law which began afterward, beyond four hundred and thirty years, doth not disannul the testament, that was confirmed {afore} of God unto Christ ward, to make the promise of none effect.
For if the inheritance come of the law, it cometh not of promise: but God gave it unto Abraham by promise.
Wherefore then serveth the law? The law was added because of transgression (till the seed came to which the promise was made) and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.|given of angels, by the hand of the mediatour|
A mediator is not a mediator of one.|of one only| But God is one.
Is the law then against the promise of God? God forbid. {Howbeit} If there had been a law given which could have given life: then no doubt righteousness should have come by the law:
but the scripture concluded all things under sin, that the promise by the faith of Jesus Christ, should be given unto them that believe.
Before that faith came, we were kept and shut up under the law, unto the faith which should afterward be declared.
Wherefore|Thus| the law was our schoolmaster unto the time of Christ, that we might be made righteous by faith.
But after that faith is come, now are we no longer under a schoolmaster.|no more under the schoolmaster|
For ye are all the sons|children| of God, by the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
For all ye that|For as many of you as| are baptised, have put Christ on you.{put on Christ.}
Now is there no jew, neither greek:{is ther no Iewe nether gentile:} there is neither{nether} bond, neither{ner} free: there is neither man, neither{ner} woman: for all are one thing in Christ Jesu.{but ye are all one thing in Christ Iesu}
If ye be Christ's,{Christes} then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs by promise.|according to the promise|

The .iiij. Chapter.

And I say that the heir as long as he is a child differeth not from a servant, though he be lord of all,|all the goods|
but is under tutors and governors, until the time appointed of the father.
Even so we, as long as we were children, were in bondage under the ordinances of the world:|under the outward traditions|
But when the time was full come,|fulfilled| God sent his son born of a woman, and made bond unto|put under| the law,
to redeem them which were under the law: that we thorow election should{might} receive the inheritance that belongeth unto the natural sons.
Because ye are sons,|children| God hath sent the spirit of his son into our hearts, which crieth Abba father.|dear father|
Wherefore now art thou not a servant, but a son. If thou be the son, thou art also the heir of God thorow Christ.
Notwithstanding, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them, which by nature were not{no} goddes:
But now seeing ye know God (yea rather are known of God) how is it that ye turn again unto the weak and beggarly ceremonies,|traditions| whereunto again ye desire afresh to be in bondage?
Ye observe the days, and months, and times, and years.
I {am in} fear of you, lest I have bestowed on you labour in vain.
Brethren I beseech you, be ye as I am: for I am as ye are. Ye have not hurt me. {at all}
Ye know well how that thorow infirmity of|in weakness after| the flesh, I preached the gospel{gospell} unto you at the first:
and my temptation which I suffered by reason of my flesh, ye despised not, neither abhorred: but received me as an angel of God: yea as|yea even as| Christ Jesus.
How happy were ye then? for I bear you record that if it had been possible, ye would have digged{plucked} out your own eyes, and have given them to me.
Am I so greatly{therefore} become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
They are jealous over you amiss. Yea they intend to exclude you|they would make you to fall back| that ye should|might| be fervent to them ward.
It is good always to be fervent, so it be|so that it be alway| in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.
My little children (of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be fashioned in you)
I would I were with you now, and could change my voice, for I stand in a doubt of you.
Tell me ye that desire to be|wylbe| under the law: have ye not heard of the law?
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a free woman.
Yea and he which was of the bondwoman, was born after the flesh: but he which was of the freewoman, was born by promise.
Which things betoken mystery.|These words betonken somewhat| For these women are two testaments, the one from the mount Sina, which gendreth unto bondage, which is Agar.
(For mount Sinai is called Agar in Arabia, and bordereth upon|reacheth unto| the city which is now Jerusalem) and is in bondage with her children.
But Jerusalem, which is above, is free:|the free woman| which is the mother of us all.
For it is written: rejoice thou barren, that bearest no children: break forth and cry, thou that travailest not. For the desolate hath many more children, than she which hath an husband.
Brethren we are after the manner of Isaac children of promise:|As for us (brethren) we are the children of Isaac according to the promise|
But as then he that was born carnally,|after the flesh| persecuted him that was born spiritually;|after the spirit| Even so is it now.
Nevertheless what saith the scripture: Cast{put} a way the bondwoman and her son. For the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the free woman.
So then brethren we are not children of the bondwoman:|bond maid| but of the freewoman.

The .v. Chapter.

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and wrap not yourselves|be not wrapped| again in the yoke of bondage.
Behold I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing at all.
I testify again to every man which is circumcised that he is bound to keep the whole law.
Ye are gone quite from Christ as many as are justified|wylbe made righteous| by the law, and are fallen from grace.
We look for and hope to be justified by the spirit which cometh of faith.{We look for, and hope in the spirit, to be justified thorow faith.}|But we wait in the spirit of hope, to be made righteous by faith|
For in Jesu{Iesus} Christ, neither is circumcision anything worth, neither yet uncircumcision, but faith which by love is mighty in operation.
Ye did run well. Who was a let unto you, that ye should not obey the truth? (consent unto no man)
Even that counsel that is not of him that called you.
A little leaven doth leaven|sowreth| the whole lump of dough.
I have trust toward you in God,|the LORDE| that ye will be none otherwise minded. He that troubleth you shall bear his judgement, whatsoever he be.
Brethren if I yet preach circumcision: why do I then yet suffer persecution? For then had the offense which the cross giveth ceased.|then had the slander of the cross ceased|
I would to God they were sundered{seperated} from you|rooted out from among you| which trouble you.
Brethren ye were called into liberty, only let not your liberty be an occasion unto the flesh but in love (of the spirit) serve one another.
For all the law is fulfilled in one word, which is|namely in| this: Thou shalt love thine neighbour as thyself.
If ye bite and devour one another: take heed lest ye be consumed one of another.
I say walk in the spirit, and fulfil not|and so shall ye not fulfil| the lusts of the flesh.
For the flesh lusteth contrary to|against| the spirit, and the spirit contrary to|against| the flesh. These are contrary one to the other, so that ye cannot do that which ye would.
But and if ye be led of the spirit, then are ye not under the law.
The deeds of the flesh are manifest, which are these, advoutry, fornication,|whoredom| uncleanness, wantonness,
idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, lawing,|variance| zeal, wrath, strife, sedition, part takings,{sects}
envying, murder, drunkenness, gluttony, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have told you in time past, that they which commit such things shall not be inheritors of{shall not inherit} the kingdom of God:
but the fruit of the spirit is, love, joy, peace, longsuffering gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, temperancy:{temperance.}
Against such there is no law.
They that are Christ's,{Christis} have crucified the flesh with the appetites|desires| and lusts.
If we live in the spirit let us walk in the spirit.
Let us not be vain glorious, provoking one another, and envying one another.

The .vj. Chapter.

Brethren, if any man be fallen by chance into any|be overtaken of a| fault: ye which are spiritual, help to amend|enform| him, in the spirit of meekness: considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
Bear ye one another's burden: and so fulfil the law of Christ.
If a{any} man seem to himself that he is somewhat when indeed he is nothing, the same deceiveth himself in his imagination.
Let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in his own self, and not in another.
For every man|one| shall bear his own burden.
Let him that is taught in the word, minister unto him that teacheth him in all good things.
Be not deceived, God is not mocked. For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he reap.
He that soweth in his flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption:|destruction| but he that soweth in the spirit shall, of the spirit reap life everlasting.
Let us do good, and let us not faint.{Let us not be weary of well doing.} For when the time is come we shall reap without weariness.|ceasing|
While we have therefore time let us do good unto all men, and specially, unto them which are of the household of faith.
Behold how large a letter|with how many words| I have written unto you with mine own hand.
As many as desire with outward{uttwarde} appearance to please carnally,|They that will please in the flesh| they constrain you to be circumcised, only because they would not suffer persecution with the cross of Christ.
For they them selves which are circumcised keep not the law: but desire to have you circumcised that they might rejoice in your flesh.
God forbid that I should rejoice but in the cross of our Lord Jesu Christ, whereby the world is crucified as touching me, and I as concerning the world.
For in Christ Jesu nether circumcision availeth any thing at all nor uncircumcision: but a new creature.
And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on|upon| them, and mercy, and upon Israel that pertaineth to God.
From hence forth, let no man put me to business. For I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesu.
Brethren the grace of our Lord Jesu Christe be with your spirit, Amen.

Unto the Galathyans written from Rome.

© Faith of God
William Tyndale 1526 {1535}