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Galatians 2

1 Then fourteen years after I again went up to Jerusalem with Barnabas, also taking along Titus, 2 now I went up according to revelation; and I declared to them the good-news which I proclaim among the nations, but privately to those of reputation, lest in vain I run or had run. 3 But neither Titus with me, being Greek, was compelled to be circumcised, 4 but on account of the smuggled-in false apostles, who sneaked in to spy out our freedom which we have in Christ Jesus, in order that we be enslaved, 5 to whom we did not for [an] hour yield in subjection, in order that the good-news remain with us. 6 But of those seeming to be something—of what sort they were formerly does not differ to me, [for] God accepts no man's appearance—for those seeming contributed nothing to me, 7 but on the contrary seeing that I am entrusted the good-news of the uncircumcision just as Peter of the circumcision— 8 for the [one] having worked in Peter for [the] apostleship of the circumcision also worked in me for the nations— 9 and having known the grace given to me, James and Cephas1 and John those seeming to be pillars, they gave to me and Barnabbas [the] right [hand] of fellowship, in order that we [be] to the nations, but they to the circumcision, 10 only [they would] that we be remembering the poor, which same [thing] I have also hastened to do. 11 But when Peter came to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was condemned. 12 For before the coming [of] certain [men] from James, he ate with the nations, but when they came, he was withdrawing and was separating himself, fearing those from [the] circumcision. 13 And the rest of the Jews did co-hypocrisy with him, so that even Barnabbas was carried away by their hypocrisy. 14 But when I saw that they do not walk uprightly with the truth of the good-news, I said to Cephas before all: If you being [a] Jew zoe-live2 as Gentile and not as Jew, how do you compel the nations to Judaize? 15 We [who are] by nature Jews and not sinners from the nations, 16 having known that [a] man is not justified from works of the law except through faith of Christ Jesus, even we have trusted to Christ Jesus, in order that we be justified from faith of Christ and not from works of [the] law, for from works of the law will no flesh be justified. 17 But if, we seeking to be justified in Christ, be ourselves found sinners, is Christ the servant of sin? May it not be! 18 For if what I destroyed, these I again build up, I demonstrate myself [a] transgressor. 19 For I through the law died to the law, in order that I zoe-live2 to God. I am co-crucified, 20 so I no longer zoe-live2, but Christ zoe-lives2 in me. So what I now zoe-live2 in the flesh I live in faith of the son of God having agape-loved me and having delivered himself up in my behalf. 21 I do not reject the grace of God, for if justness [is] through law, Christ died to no purpose.

1i.e. Peter

2from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.