Galatians 2:15-19 New International Version

15  "We who are Jews by birth and not sinful Gentiles 16  know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in[1] Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified. 17  "But if, in seeking to be justified in Christ, we Jews find ourselves also among the sinners, doesn't that mean that Christ promotes sin? Absolutely not! 18  If I rebuild what I destroyed, then I really would be a lawbreaker. 19  "For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God.


[1] 2:16 Or "but through the faithfulness of . justified on the basis of the faithfulness of"

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