5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand fast therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

5:2 Now I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you.
5:2 Listen! I, Paul, am telling you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no benefit to you.

5:3 I testify again to every man who receives circumcision that he is bound to keep the whole law.
5:3 Once again I testify to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obliged to obey the entire law.

5:4 You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.
5:4 You who want to be justified by the law have cut yourselves off from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.

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

5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is of any avail, but faith working through love.
5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything; the only thing that counts is faith working through love.

5:7 You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth?
5:7 You were running well; who prevented you from obeying the truth?

5:8 This persuasion is not from him who calls you.
5:8 Such persuasion does not come from the one who calls you.

5:9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
5:9 A little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough.

5:10 I have confidence in the Lord that you will take no other view than mine; and he who is troubling you will bear his judgment, whoever he is.
5:10 I am confident about you in the Lord that you will not think otherwise. But whoever it is that is confusing you will pay the penalty.

5:11 But if I, brethren, still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? In that case the stumbling block of the cross has been removed.
5:11 But my friends, why am I still being persecuted if I am still preaching circumcision? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed.

5:12 I wish those who unsettle you would mutilate themselves!
5:12 I wish those who unsettle you would castrate themselves!

5:13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love be servants of one another.
5:13 For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another.

5:14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
5:14 For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

5:15 But if you bite and devour one another take heed that you are not consumed by one another.
5:15 If, however, you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.

5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh.
5:16 Live by the Spirit, I say, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh.

5:17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you would.
5:17 For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you want.

5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit you are not under the law.
5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not subject to the law.

5:19 Now the works of the flesh are plain: fornication, impurity, licentiousness,
5:19 Now the works of the flesh are obvious: fornication, impurity, licentiousness,

5:20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, party spirit,
5:20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions,

5:21 envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
5:21 envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. I am warning you, as I warned you before: those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
5:22 By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness,

5:23 gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law.
5:23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.

5:24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
5:24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

5:25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
5:25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.

5:26 Let us have no self-conceit, no provoking of one another, no envy of one another.
5:26 Let us not become conceited, competing against one another, envying one another.