5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

5:2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.
5:2 Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing.

5:3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
5:3 And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law.

5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
5:4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.

5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
5:5 For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.

5:7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
5:7 You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?

5:8 This persuasion [cometh] not of him that calleth you.
5:8 This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you.

5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
5:9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

5:10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.
5:10 I have confidence in you, in the Lord, that you will have no other mind; but he who troubles you shall bear his judgment, whoever he is.

5:11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.
5:11 And I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution? Then the offense of the cross has ceased.

5:12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.
5:12 I could wish that those who trouble you would even cut themselves off!

5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only [use] not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
5:13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, [even] in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

5:15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
5:15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!

5:16 [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.

5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
5:19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,

5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
5:20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,

5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
5:21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
5:23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
5:24 And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
5:26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.