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Galatians Chapter 2:1-5

I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was not running or had not run in vain.

Galatians 2:1-5
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Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and also took Titus with me.
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And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to those who were of reputation, lest by any means I might run, or had run, in vain.
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Yet not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.
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And this occurred because of false brethren secretly brought in (who came in by stealth to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage),
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to whom we did not yield submission even for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
  1. When did Paul go up to Jerusalem again, and who did he take with him?
    Galatians 2:1
    Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and also took Titus with me.
  2. What inspired Paul to go to Jerusalem? What did he communicate with them?
    Galatians 2:2
    And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to those who were of reputation, lest by any means I might run, or had run, in vain.
  3. Who was not compelled to be circumcised?
    Galatians 2:3
    Yet not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.
  4. Why did this occur, and what was their goal?
    Galatians 2:4
    And this occurred because of false brethren secretly brought in (who came in by stealth to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage),
  5. How long did Paul yield in submission to them?
    Galatians 2:5
    to whom we did not yield submission even for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.

Galatians Chapter 2:6-10

On the contrary, when they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been entrusted with the gospel to the circumcised.

Galatians 2:6-10
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But from those who seemed to be something; whatever they were, it makes no difference to me; God shows personal favoritism to no man; for those who seemed to be something added nothing to me.
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But on the contrary, when they saw that the gospel for the uncircumcised had been committed to me, as the gospel for the circumcised was to Peter
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(for He who worked effectively in Peter for the apostleship to the circumcised also worked effectively in me toward the Gentiles),
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and when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that had been given to me, they gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.
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They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do.
  1. What did those who seemed to be something, add to Paul's gospel?
    Galatians 2:6
    But from those who seemed to be something; whatever they were, it makes no difference to me; God shows personal favoritism to no man; for those who seemed to be something added nothing to me.
  2. What did they see on the contrary?
    Galatians 2:7
    But on the contrary, when they saw that the gospel for the uncircumcised had been committed to me, as the gospel for the circumcised was to Peter
  3. Who did they see that the gospel to the uncircumcised (Gentiles) had been committed to?Who did they see that the gospel to the circumcised (Jews) had been committed to?
    Galatians 2:8
    (for He who worked effectively in Peter for the apostleship to the circumcised also worked effectively in me toward the Gentiles),
  4. Who seemed to be something, and what did they give to Paul and Barnabus?
    Galatians 2:9
    and when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that had been given to me, they gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.
  5. What did they desire?
    Galatians 2:10
    They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do.

Galatians Chapter 2:11-13

But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.

Galatians 2:11-13
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Now when Peter had come to Antioch, I withstood him to his face, because he was to be blamed;
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for before certain men came from James, he would eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision.
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And the rest of the Jews also played the hypocrite with him, so that even Barnabas was carried away with their hypocrisy.
  1. When Peter had come to Antioch, why did Paul stand up to him?
    Galatians 2:11
    Now when Peter had come to Antioch, I withstood him to his face, because he was to be blamed;
  2. What had Peter been doing before certain men came?
    Galatians 2:12
    for before certain men came from James, he would eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision.
  3. What did the rest of the Jesus do also?
    Galatians 2:13
    And the rest of the Jews also played the hypocrite with him, so that even Barnabas was carried away with their hypocrisy.

Galatians Chapter 2:14-16

I said to Cephas before them all, “If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?”

Galatians 2:14-16
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But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter before them all, "If you, being a Jew, live in the manner of Gentiles and not as the Jews, why do you compel Gentiles to live as Jews?
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"We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
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"knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.
  1. What did Paul see and what did he say to Peter?
    Galatians 2:14
    But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter before them all, "If you, being a Jew, live in the manner of Gentiles and not as the Jews, why do you compel Gentiles to live as Jews?
  2. What did Peter already know?
    Galatians 2:15-16
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    "We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
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    "knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.

Galatians Chapter 2:17-21

I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.

Galatians 2:17-21
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"But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Certainly not!
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"For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
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"For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God.
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"I have been crucified with Christ; 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 for me.
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"I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain."
  1. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin?
    Galatians 2:17
    "But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Certainly not!
  2. If I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be?
    Galatians 2:18
    "For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
  3. How do we live to God?
    Galatians 2:19
    "For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God.
  4. When we have been crucified with Christ, who lives in us?
    Galatians 2:20
    "I have been crucified with Christ; 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 for me.
  5. If righteousness comes through the law, what does that do to Christ's death on the cross?
    Galatians 2:21
    "I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain."