New Living Translation
Rather, I am a sinner if I rebuild the old system of law I already tore down.
King James Bible
For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
Darby Bible Translation
For if the things I have thrown down, these I build again, I constitute myself a transgressor.
World English Bible
For if I build up again those things which I destroyed, I prove myself a law-breaker.
Young's Literal Translation
for if the things I threw down, these again I build up, a transgressor I set myself forth;
Galatians 2:18 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:18 By no means. For if I build again - By my sinful practice. The things which I destroyed - By my preaching, I only make myself - Or show myself, not Christ, to be a transgressor; the whole blame lies on me, not him or his gospel. As if he had said, The objection were just, if the gospel promised justification to men continuing in sin. But it does not. Therefore if any who profess the gospel do not live according to it, they are sinners, it is certain, but not justified, and so the gospel is clear.
LibraryNor have I Undertaken that in the Present Discourse...
25. Nor have I undertaken that in the present discourse, as it more pertains to thee, who hast laid open the hiding-places of the Priscillianists, so far as relates to their false and perverse dogmas; that they may not seem to have been in such sort investigated as if they were meet to be taught, not to be argued against. Make it therefore more thy work that they be beaten down and laid low, as thou hast made it, that they should be betrayed and laid open; lest while we wish to get at the discovery …
St. Augustine—Against Lying
Or are we Indeed to Believe that it is for any Other Reason...
Thus the Spirit of Man, Cleaving unto the Spirit of God...
So Great Blindness, Moreover, Hath Occupied Men's Minds...
The Jewish ceremony of circumcision has value only if you obey God's law. But if you don't obey God's law, you are no better off than an uncircumcised Gentile.
"But," some might say, "our sinfulness serves a good purpose, for it helps people see how righteous God is. Isn't it unfair, then, for him to punish us?" (This is merely a human point of view.)
Jump to PreviousBuild Constitute Demolished Destroyed Destruction Forth Law-Breaker Once Prove Rebuild Rebuilding Sin Structure Thereby Threw Thrown Tore Transgressor Wrongdoer
Jump to NextBuild Constitute Demolished Destroyed Destruction Forth Law-Breaker Once Prove Rebuild Rebuilding Sin Structure Thereby Threw Thrown Tore Transgressor Wrongdoer
LinksGalatians 2:18 NIV
Galatians 2:18 NLT
Galatians 2:18 ESV
Galatians 2:18 NASB
Galatians 2:18 KJV
Galatians 2:18 Bible Apps
Galatians 2:18 Biblia Paralela
Galatians 2:18 Chinese Bible
Galatians 2:18 French Bible
Galatians 2:18 German Bible
Galatians 2:18 Commentaries