2 1 Then after an interval of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas , taking Titus along also . 2 It was because of a revelation that I went up; and I submitted to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles , but I did so in private e to those who were of reputation , for fear that I might be running , or had run , in vain . 3 But not even Titus , who was with me, though he was a Greek , was compelled to be circumcised . 4 But it was because of the false brethren secretly brought in, who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus , in order to bring us into bondage . 5 But we did not yield in subjection to them for even an hour , so that the truth of the gospel would remain with you. 6 But from those who were of high reputation (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality )-well , those who were of reputation contributed nothing to me. 7 But on the contrary , seeing that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised , just as Peter had been to the circumcised 8 (for He who effectually worked for Peter in his apostleship to the circumcised effectually worked for me also to the Gentiles ), 9 and recognizing the grace that had been given to me, James and Cephas and John , who were reputed to be pillars , gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship , so that we might go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised . 10 They only asked us to remember the poor - the very thing I also was eager to do .
Paul Rebukes Peter at Antioch
11 But when Cephas came to Antioch , I opposed him to his face , because he stood condemned . 12 For prior to the coming of certain men from James , he used to eat with the Gentiles ; but when they came , he began to withdraw and hold himself aloof , fearing the party of the circumcision . 13 The rest of the Jews joined him in hypocrisy , with the result that even Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy . 14 But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel , I said to Cephas in the presence of all , "If you, being a Jew , live like the Gentiles and not like the Jews , how is it that you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews ? 15 "We are Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles ; 16 nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus , even we have believed in Christ Jesus , so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law ; since by the works of the Law no e flesh will be justified . 17 "But if , while seeking to be justified in Christ , we ourselves have also been found sinners , is Christ then a minister of sin ? May it never be! 18 "For if I rebuild what I have once destroyed , I prove myself to be a transgressor . 19 "For through the Law I died to the Law , so that I might live to God . 20 "I have been crucified with Christ ; and it is no longer I who live , but Christ lives in me; and the 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. 21 "I do not nullify the grace of God , for if righteousness comes through the Law , then Christ died needlessly ."