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2:1 Then after a period of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus also with me.
2:3 But not even Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.
2:4 This was because of the false brothers secretly brought in, who stole in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage;
2:6 But from those who were reputed to be important (whatever they were, it makes no difference to me; God doesn`t show partiality to man) -- they, I say, who were respected imparted nothing to me,
2:8 (for he who appointed Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision appointed me also to the Gentiles);
2:9 and when they perceived the grace that was given to me, James and Cephas and John, they who were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcision.
2:10 They only asked us to remember the poor -- which very thing I was also zealous to do.
2:11 But when Peter came to Antioch, I resisted him to the face, because he stood condemned.
2:12 For before some people came from James, he ate with the Gentiles. But when they came, he drew back and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision.
2:13 The rest of the Jews joined him in his hypocrisy; so much that even Barnabas was carried away with their hypocrisy.
2:14 But when I saw that they didn`t walk uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, "If you, being a Jew, live as the Gentiles do, and not as the Jews do, why do you compel the Gentiles to live as the Jews do?
2:16 yet knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but through the faith of Jesus Christ, even we believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the law, because no flesh will be justified by the works of the law.
2:18 For if I build up again those things which I destroyed, I prove myself a law-breaker.
2:20 I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me. That life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me.