Bible: Galatians 2:15-21

Jews and Gentiles are Justified by Faith

2:15 We are Jews by birth 1  and not Gentile sinners, 2  2:16 yet we know 3  that no one 4  is justified by the works of the law 5  but by the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. 6  And 7  we have come to believe in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by the faithfulness of Christ 8  and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one 9  will be justified. 2:17 But if while seeking to be justified in Christ we ourselves have also been found to be sinners, is Christ then one who encourages 10  sin? Absolutely not! 2:18 But if I build up again those things I once destroyed, 11  I demonstrate that I am one who breaks God’s law. 12  2:19 For through the law I died to the law so that I may live to God. 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ, 13  and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So 14  the life I now live in the body, 15  I live because of the faithfulness of the Son of God, 16  who loved me and gave himself for me. 2:21 I do not set aside 17  God’s grace, because if righteousness 18  could come through the law, then Christ died for nothing! 19 

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