Paul an Apostle, not of men, neyther by man, but by Iesus christ and by God the
father, which raysed hym from death:
2 and all the brethren whiche are with me. Vnto the congregacyons of Galacia.
3 Grace be with you and peace from God the father, and from our Lorde Iesus
4 whiche gaue hym selfe for oure synnes, to delyuer vs from thys present euyll
worlde, thorow the wyll of God our father,
5 to whom be prayse for euer and euer. Amen.
6 I maruayle that ye are so sone turned from hym that called you in the grace of
Christ, vnto an other Gospell:
7 whiche is nothynge els, but that there be some which trouble you, and entende
to peruert the Gospell of Christe.
8 Neuerthelesse thoughe we oure selues, or an Angell from heauen, preache any
other Gospell vnto you then that whiche we haue preached vnto you, holde hym as
9 As I haue sayed before, so saye I nowe agayne, yf anye man preache any other
thynge vnto you, then that you haue receyued, holde hym accursed.
10 Preache I mans doctryne or Goddes? Eyther go I aboute to please men? Yf I
studyed to please men, I were not the seruauat of Christe.
11 I certifye you brethren, that the Gospell which was preached of me, was, not
after the maner of men,
12 neyther receyued I it of man, neyther was I taughte it, but receyued it by
the reuelacyon of Iesus Christ.
13 For ye haue hearde of my conuersacyon in tyme paste, in the Iewes wayes, howe
that beyonde measure I persecuted the congregacyon of God, & spoyled it,
14 and preuayled in the Iewes lawe, aboue many of my companyons, which were of
myne own nacyon, & was a much more feruent mayntayner of the tradicions of
15 But when it pleased God (whiche separated me from my mothers wombe, and
called me by hys grace,
16 for to declare hys sonne by me) that I shoulde preache hym amonge the heathen
immediatly I communed not of the matter with fleshe and bloude,
17 neyther returned to Hierusalem to them whiche were Apostles before me, but
went my wayes into Arabia, and came agayne to Damasco.
18 Then after .iij. yere I returned to Ierusalem to se Peter and abode with hym
19 no nother of the Apostles sawe I, saue Iames the Lordes brother.
20 The thynges which I wryte beholde God knoweth I lye not.
21 After that I went into the costes of Syria, and Cilicia,
22 and was knowen as touchynge my person vnto the congregacyons of Iewry, whiche
were in Christe,
23 But they hearde onlye that he which persecuted vs in tyme past nowe preacheth
the fayth which before he destroyed.
24 And they gloryfyed God on my be halfe.
Then .xiiij. yeares after that, I went vp agayne to Hierusalem with Barnabas,
and toke with me Titus also.
2 Yea and I wente vp by reuelacion, and communed with them of the Gospell which
I preache amonge the gentyls: but a part with them which were counted chiefe,
lest it shoulde haue bene thought, that I should runne or had runne in vayne.
3 Also Tytus which was wt me, though he were a Greke, yet was not compelled to
4 and that because of incommers beynge false brethren which came in amonge other
to spye out our lybertye which we haue in Christe Iesus, that they myghte brynge
vs into bondage.
5 To whom we gaue no roume, no not for the space of an houre, as concernynge to
be brought into subieccion, & that because that the truth of şe Gospel
might contynue with you.
6 Of them whiche seme to be great (what they were in time passed, it maketh no
matter to me: God loketh on no mans person) neuerthelesse they which seme great,
added nothing to me.
7 But contrary wyse, when they sawe şt the Gospel ouer şt vncircumcysyon was
committed vnto me, as the gospell ouer şe circumcisyon was vnto Peter:
8 for he şt was mighty in Peter in the Apostleshyppe ouer the circumcisyon the
same was myghty in me amonge the Gentyls,
9 and therfore when they perceyued the grace that was geuen vnto me, then Iames,
Cephas, and Iohn, whiche semed to be pyllars, gaue to me & Barnabas the
ryght handes, & agreed with vs, that we should preach amonge the Heathen,
and they amonge the Iewes,
10 warnyng onely, that we should remembre the pore. Whiche thyng also I was
dylygently to do.
11 And when Peter was come to Antioche, I withstode hym in the face, for he was
worthy to be blamed.
12 For yer that certayne came from Iames, he eate with the Gentyls. But when
they were come, he withdrue and separated hym selfe, fearyng them which were of
13 And the other Iewes dissembled lykewyse, in so muche şt Barnabas was brought
into theyr simulacyon also.
14 But when I sawe, that they went not the ryghte waye after the truth of the
Gospell, I sayde vnto Peter before all men, yf thou beynge a Iew, lyuest after
the maner of the Gentyls, and not as do the Iewes: why causeste şu the Gentyls
to lyue as do the Iewes?
15 We whiche are Iewes by nature, and not sinners of the Gentyls,
16 knowe that a man is not iustifyed by the dedes of the lawe, but by the fayth
of Iesus Christe. And therfore we haue beleued on Iesus Christe that we myghte
be iustifyed by the fayth of Christe, and not by the dedes of the lawe, because
that by the dedes of the lawe no fleshe can be iustifyed.
17 Yf then whyle we seke to be made ryghtuousnes by Christe, we our selues are
founde synners, is not then Christe the mynister of synne? God forbyd,
18 For yf I buylde agayne that whiche I destroyed, then make I myself a
19 But I thorowe the lawe, am dead to the law: that I myght lyue vnto God
20 I am crucyfyed with Christ. I lyue verelye: yet now not I, but Christe lyueth
in me. For the lyfe which I now lyue in the, flesh I lyue by the faythe of the
sonne of God whiche loued me, and gaue hym selfe for me.
21 I despyse not the grace of God. For yf ryghteousnes come of the lawe, then
Christ dyed in vayne.
O folyshe Galathyans: who hath wytched you, that ye should not beleue the truthe?
To whom Iesus Christ was descrybed before the eyes, and among you crucyfyed.
2 Thys onelye woulde I learne of you, receyued ye the spyryte by the dedes of
the law, or els by preachynge of the faith?
3 Are ye so vnwyse that after ye haue begonne in the spyryte, ye woulde nowe
ende in the fleshe?
4 So many thinges then ye haue suffered in vaine, yf that be vayne.
5 Which mynistred to you the spyryte, and worketh myracles among you, doth he it
thorowe the dedes of that lawe or by preachynge of the fayth?
6 Euer as Abraham beleued God, and it was ascrybed to hym for ryghtuousnes.
7 Vnderstande therfore, that they whiche are of fayth, the same are the chyldren
8 For şe scripture sawe afore hand, that God woulde iustifye the heathen thorow
fayth, & therfore shewed before hand glad tydynges vnto Abraham. In the
shall all nacyons be blessed.
9 So then they whiche be of faythe are blessed with faythful Abraham.
10 For as many as are vnder the dedes of the lawe, are vnder malediccyon. For it
is wrytten: cursed is euery man that contynueth not in all thynges, whiche are
wrytten in the boke of the law, to fulfyll them.
11 That no man is iustifyed by the lawe in the syght of God, is euydente. For şe
iuste shall lyue by fayth.
12 The lawe is not of fayth: but the man that fulfylleth the thinges contayned
in the lawe, shall lyue in them.
13 But Christ hath delyuered vs from the curse of şe lawe, and was made
accursed for vs. For it is wrytten: cursed is euery one that hangeth on tre,
14 that the blessyng of Abraham myghte come on the Gentyles thorowe Iesus Christ
and that we myght receyue the promes of the spyryte thorow fayth.
15 Brethren I wyll speake after the maner of men. Thoughe it be but a mans
testamente, yet no man despyseth it, or addeth any thyng there to when it is
16 To Abraham and hys seede were the promyses made. He sayth not in the sedes as
in manye: but in thy sede as in one, whiche is Christe.
17 Thys I saye, that the lawe which beganne afterward beyonde: .iiij.C. and .xxx.
yeares doth not disanull the testament, that was confyrmed afore of God vnto
Christe warde, to make the promes of none effecte.
18 For yf the inherytaunce come of the lawe, it commeth not of promes. But God
gaue it vnto Abraham by promes
19 Wherfore then serueth the lawe? The law was added because of transgressyon (tyll
the sede came to whiche the promes was made) & it was ordeyned by angels in
the hande of a mediator,
20 he is not a mediator of one. But God is one.
21 Is the lawe then agaynst the promes of God? God forbyd. Howbeit yf there had
bene a lawe geuen whiche could haue geuen lyfe: then no doubt ryghteousnes
should haue come by the lawe.
22 But the scrypture concluded all thynges vnder synne that the promes by the
fayth of Iesus Christe shoulde be geuen vnto them that beleue.
23 Before that fayth came, we were kept and shut vp vnder the lawe, to the fayth
which shuld afterward be declared.
24 Wherfore the lawe was our scholemaster to the tyme of Christ, that we might
be made ryghtuouse by fayth.
25 But after that fayth is come, nowe are we no lenger vnder a scholemayster.
26 For ye are al the sonnes of God, by the fayth whiche is in Christe Iesus.
27 For al ye şt are baptysed, haue put on Christ.
28 Nowe is there no Iewe neyther gentyle, ther is neyther bonde nor free: there
is neyther man nor woman, but ye are all one thyng in christ Iesu.
29 Yf ye be Christes, then are ye Abrahams seede and heyres by promes.
And I say that the heyre as longe as he is a chylde, differeth not from a
seruaunt thoughe he be Lorde of all,
2 but is vnder tutours and gouernours, vntyll the tyme appoynted of the father.
3 Euen so we as longe as we were chyldren, were in bondage vnder the ordinaunces
of the world.
4 But when the tyme was full come, God sente hys sonne made of a woman, and made
bonde vnto the lawe,
5 to redeme them which were vnder the lawe: that we thorowe eleccyon myght
receyue the enheritaunce that belongeth vnto the naturall sonnes.
6 Because ye are sonnes, God hath sent the spyryte of hys sonne into our hertes,
whiche cryeth Abba father.
7 Wherfore now thou art not a seruaunt but a sonne. Yf thou be the sonne, thou
arte also the heyre of God thorowe Christe.
8 Notwithstandynge when ye knewe not God ye dyd seruyce vnto them, which by
nature were no Goddes.
9 But nowe seynge, ye knowe God (yea rather are knowen of God) how is it that ye
turne agayne to the weake & beggerly ceremonies, wherevnto agayne ye desyre
a freshe to be in bondage?
10 Ye obserue dayes, and monethes, and tymes, and yeares.
11 I am in feare of you lest I haue bestowed on you laboure in vayne.
12 Brethren I beseche you, be ye as I am, for I am as ye are. Ye haue not hurte
me at all.
13 Ye knowe howe thorowe infyrmytye of the fleshe, I preached the Gospell vnto
you at the fyrste.
14 And my temptacion whiche I suffered by reason of my flesh, ye dispysed not,
neyther abhorred, but receyued me as an Angell of God: yea as Christe Iesu.
15 How happye were ye then? for I beare you recorde that yf it had bene possyble,
ye woulde haue plucked oute youre owne eyes, and haue geuen them to me.
16 Am I therfore become your enemye, because I tell you the truth?
17 They are gelous ouer you amysse. Yea, they intende to exclude you, that ye
should be feruent to them ward.
18 It is good alwayes to be feruent, so it be in a good thinge, and not onelye
when I am presente with you.
19 My lytle chyldren (of whome I trauayle in byrth agayne vntyll Christe be
fashyoned in you)
20 I woulde I were with you now, and coulde chaunge my voyce, for I stande in a
doubte of you.
21 Tell me ye that desyre to be vnder the law haue ye not heard of the law?
22 For it is writen, that Abraham had two sonnes, the one by a bonde mayd the
other by a fre woman.
23 Yea and he whiche was of the bond woman, was borne after the fleshe: but he
whiche was of şe fre woman, was borne by promes.
24 Whiche thynges betoken misterye. For these women are two testamentes the one
from the mounte Syna, whiche gendreth to bondage whiche is Agar.
25 For mounte Syna is called Agar in Arabia, and bordreth vpon the citie, which
is nowe Hierusalem, and is in bondage with her chyldren.
26 But Hierusalem, whiche is aboue, is fre, whiche is the mother of vs all.
27 For it is written: Reioyce thou baren, that bearest no chyldren: breake forth
and crye, thou that trauaylest not. For the desolate hath many more children
then she whiche hath an husband.
28 Brethren we are after the maner of Isaac children of promes.
29 But as then he that was borne carnally, persecuted him that was borne
spirytuallye. Euen so is it nowe.
30 Neuerthelesse what sayth the scripture: put awaye the bond woman and her
sonne. For the sonne of şe bond woman shall not be heyre with the sonne of şe
31 So then brethren we are not chyldren of the bonde woman, but of the fre
Stande fast therfore in the lybertye wherewith Christ hath made vs free and
wrappe not your selues againe in the yoke of bondage.
2 Beholde I Paule saye vnto you, that yf ye be circumcysed Christe shall profyte
you nothynge at all.
3 I testifye agayne to euery man whiche is circumcysed that he is bounde to kepe
the whole lawe.
4 Ye are gone quyte from Christe as manye as are iustifyed by the law, and are
fallen from grace.
5 We loke for, and hope in the spiryte, to be iustifyed thorow fayth.
6 For in Iesu Christ nether is circumcysion any thing worth, neyther yet
vncircumcysyon, but fayth which by loue is myghtye in operacyon.
7 Ye dyd runne wel: who was a let to you, that ye shoulde not obeye the trueth?
8 Euen that counsell that is not of hym that called you.
9 A lytell leuen doeth leuen the whole lumpe of dowe.
10 I haue trust towarde you in the Lorde, that ye wyll be none otherwyse mynded.
He that troubleth you, shall beare hys iudgemente, whatsoeuer he be.
11 Brethren, yf I yet preache circumcysyon: why do I yet suffer persecutyon? For
then had the offence whiche the crosse geueth, ceased.
12 I woulde to God they were separated from you, whiche trouble you.
13 Brethren ye were called into lybertye onelye let not youre lybertye be an
occasyon vnto the fleshe, but in loue serue one another.
14 For all the lawe is fulfylled in one worde: whiche is thys: thou shalte loue
thyne neyghboure as thy selfe.
15 Yf ye byte and deuour one another: take hede leaste ye be consumed one of
16 I saye: walke in the spyryte, and fulfyl not the lustes of the fleshe.
17 For the flesh lusteth contrarye to the spirite, and the spirite contrarye to
the fleshe. These are contrarye one to the other, so that ye cannot do that
which ye would.
18 But and yf ye be led of the spyryte, then are ye not vnder the lawe.
19 The dedes of the flesh are manyfeste, which are these aduoutrye, fornicacyon,
20 Idolatrye wytchecrafte, hatred, varyaunce, zele, wrathe stryfe, sedityon,
21 enuiynge, murther, drounkennes, glottonye, and suche lyke: of the whiche I
tell you before, as I haue tolde you in tymes past, that they whiche commytte
suche thynges shall not enheryte the kingdome of God.
22 But the frute of şe spiryte, is loue, ioye peace, longe sufferynge,
gentylnes, goodnes, faithfulnes,
23 mekenes, temperauncye. Against suche there is no lawe.
24 They that are Christes haue crucyfyed the fleshe with the appetytes and
25 If we lyue in the spyryte: let vs walke in the spyryte.
26 Let vs not be vayne gloryouse, prouokynge one another, and enuyinge one
Brethren, yf any man be fallen by chaunce into any faute: ye which are
spyrytuall helpe to amende hym, in the spyryte of mekenes, consyderynge thy
selfe leste thou also be tempted.
2 Beare ye one anothers burthen, and so fulfyl the lawe of christ.
3 Yf anye man seme to hym selfe, that he is somwhat, when in dede he is nothynge
the same deceyueth hym selfe in hys ymaginacyon.
4 Let euerye man proue hys owne worke, and then shall he haue reioysynge in hys
owne selfe, & not in another.
5 For euery man shal beare his owne burthen.
6 Let hym that is taughte in the worde, mynyster vnto him that teacheth hym, in
al good thynges.
7 Be not deceyued, God is not mocked. For what soeuer a man soweth, that shal he
8 He that soweth in hys fleshe: shall of the fleshe reape corrupcion. But he
that soweth in the spyryte, shall of the spyryte reape lyfe euerlastynge.
9 Let vs not be werye, of wel doynge. For when the tyme is come, we shall reape
10 Whyle we haue therfore tyme, let vs do good vnto all men, and specially vnto
them which are of the houshold of faythe.
11 Beholde how large a letter I haue writen vnto you with myne owne hande.
12 As manye as desyre with vtwarde apperaunce to please carnallye, they
coustrayne you to be circumcysed, onelye because they woulde not suffer
persecucyon with the crosse of Christe.
13 For they them selues which are circumcysed kepe not the lawe: but desyre to
haue you circumcysed that they myght reioyce in your fleshe.
14 God forbyd that I shoulde reioyce but in the crosse of oure Lorde Iesu
Christe, wherby the worlde is crucifyed as touchyng me, and I as concernynge the
15 For in Christe Iesu neyther circumcisyon auayleth any thing at all, nor
vncircumcysyon but a newe creature.
16 And as many as walke accordynge to thys rule peace be on them, and mercye,
and vpon Israel şt pertayneth to God.
17 From hence forthe let no man put me to busynes. For I bare in my bodye the
markes of the Lord Iesu.
18 Brethren the grace of oure Lorde Iesu Christe be with youre spyryte. Amen.