Galatians 2:17
Good News Translation
If, then, as we try to be put right with God by our union with Christ, we are found to be sinners, as much as the Gentiles are--does this mean that Christ is serving the cause of sin? By no means!

Contemporary English Version
When we Jews started looking for a way to please God, we discovered that we are sinners too. Does this mean that Christ is the one who makes us sinners? No, it doesn't!

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if, while we seek to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ then the minister of sin? God forbid!

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But if, while we seek to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ then the minister of sin? God forbid!

while.

Romans 9:30-33 What then shall we say? That the Gentiles who followed not after justice have attained to justice, even the justice that is of faith. . . .

Romans 11:7 What then? That which Israel sought, he hath not obtained: but the election hath obtained it. And the rest have been blinded.

are found.

Galatians 2:11 But when Cephas was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.

Romans 6:1,2 What shall we say, then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? . . .

1 John 3:8-10 He that committeth sin is of the devil: for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God appeared, that he might destroy the works of the devil. . . .

is.

Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name Jesus. For he shall save his people from their sins.

Romans 15:8 For I say that Christ Jesus was minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:

2 Corinthians 3:7-9 Now if the ministration of death, engraven with letters upon stones, was glorious (so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses, for the glory of his countenance), which is made void: . . .

Hebrews 7:24-28 But this, for that he continueth for ever, hath an everlasting priesthood: . . .

Hebrews 8:2 A minister of the holies and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord hath pitched, and not man.

1 John 3:5 And you know that he appeared to take away our sins: and in him there is no sin.

God.

Romans 3:4,6 But God is true and every man a liar, as it is written: That thou mayest be justified in thy words and mayest overcome when thou art judged. . . .

Context
Paul Confronts Cephas
16But knowing that man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, we also believe in Christ Jesus, that we may be justified by the faith of Christ and not by the works of the law: because by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified. 17But if, while we seek to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ then the minister of sin? God forbid! 18For if I build up again the things which I have destroyed, I make myself a prevaricator.…
Cross References
Luke 20:16
He will come and will destroy these husbandmen and will give the vineyard to others. Which they hearing, said to him: God forbid.

Galatians 2:15
We by nature are Jews: and not of the Gentiles, sinners.

Galatians 3:21
Was the law then against the promises of God: God forbid! For if there had been a law given which could give life, verily justice should have been by the law.

Galatians 6:14
But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.

Additional Translations
But if, while we seek to be justified in Christ, we ourselves are found to be sinners, does that make Christ a minister of sin? Certainly not!

But if seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also have been found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? Never may it be!

But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.

But if, while we sought to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is Christ a minister of sin? God forbid.

Now if in seeking to be justified in Christ we also have been found sinners, then [is] Christ minister of sin? Far be the thought.

But if, while we sought to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is Christ a minister of sin? God forbid.

But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? By no means.

But if while we are seeking in Christ acquittal from guilt we ourselves are convicted of sin, Christ then encourages us to sin! No, indeed.

But if, while we sought to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is Christ a servant of sin? Certainly not!

And if, seeking to be declared righteous in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is then Christ a ministrant of sin? let it not be!
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