I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law.
For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness.
You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?
This persuasion is not from him who calls you.
I have confidence in the Lord that you will take no other view, and the one who is troubling you will bear the penalty, whoever he is.
But if I, brothers, still preach circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed.
I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves!
But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.
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 keep you from doing the things you want to do.
But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,
envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.
Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.