He wonders that they have so soon left him and the gospel;|
And accurses those that preach any other gospel than he did.
He learned the gospel not of men, but of God;
And shows what he was before his calling;
And what he did immediately after it.
He shows when he went up again to Jerusalem, and for what purpose;|
And that Titus was not circumcised;
And that he resisted Peter, and told him the reason;
Why he and others, being Jews, do believe in Christ to be justified by faith, and not by works;
And that they live not in sin, who are so justified.
He asks what moved them to leave the faith, and hang upon the law.|
They that believe are justified,
And blessed with Abraham.
And this he shows by many reasons.
We were under the law till Christ came, as the heir is under the guardian till he be of age.|
But Christ freed us from the law;
Therefore we are servants no longer to it.
He remembers their good will to him, and his to them;
And shows that we are the sons of Abraham by the freewoman.
He wills them to stand in their liberty.|
And not to observe circumcision;
But rather love, which is the sum of the law.
He reckons up the works of the flesh,
And the fruits of the Spirit.
And exhorts to walk in the Spirit.
He moves them to deal mildly with a brother (who) has slipped,|
And to bear one another's burden;
To be liberal to their teachers.
And not weary of well-doing.
He shows what they intend (who) preach circumcision.
He glories in nothing, save in the cross of Christ.