Galatians 5:13
Good News Translation
As for you, my friends, you were called to be free. But do not let this freedom become an excuse for letting your physical desires control you. Instead, let love make you serve one another.

Contemporary English Version
My friends, you were chosen to be free. So don't use your freedom as an excuse to do anything you want. Use it as an opportunity to serve each other with love.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For you, brethren, have been called unto liberty. Only make not liberty an occasion to the flesh: but by charity of the spirit serve one another.

New American Bible
For you were called for freedom, brothers. But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather, serve one another through love.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For you, brethren, have been called unto liberty. Only make not liberty an occasion to the flesh: but by charity of the spirit serve one another.

ye.

Galatians 5:1 Stand fast and be not held again under the yoke of bondage.

Galatians 4:5-7,22-31 That he might redeem them who were under the law: that we might receive the adoption of sons. . . .

Isaiah 61:1 The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me: he hath sent me to preach to the meek, to heal the contrite of heart, and to preach a release to the captives, and deliverance to them that are shut up.

Luke 4:18 The spirit of the Lord is upon me. Wherefore he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the contrite of heart,

John 8:32-36 And you shall know the truth: and the truth shall make you free. . . .

Romans 6:18-22 Being then freed from sin, we have been made servants of justice. . . .

only.

1 Corinthians 8:9 But take heed lest perhaps this your liberty become a stumblingblock to the weak.

1 Peter 2:16 As free and not as making liberty a cloak for malice, but as the servants of God.

2 Peter 2:19 Promising them liberty, whereas they themselves are the slaves of corruption. For by whom a man is overcome, of the same also he is the slave.

Jude 1:4,10-12 For certain men are secretly entered in (who were written of long ago unto this judgment), ungodly men, turning the grace of our Lord God into riotousness and denying the only sovereign Ruler and our Lord Jesus Christ. . . .

but.

Galatians 5:14,22 For all the law is fulfilled in one word: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. . . .

Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another's burdens: and so you shall fulfil the law of Christ.

Mark 10:43-45 But it is not so among you: but whosoever will be greater shall be your minister. . . .

John 13:14,15 If then I being your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet. . . .

Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring you ought to support the weak and to remember the word of the Lord Jesus, how he said: It is a more blessed thing to give, rather than to receive.

Romans 15:1,2 Now, we that are stronger ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves. . . .

1 Corinthians 9:19 For whereas I was free as to all, I made myself the servant of all, that I might gain the more.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Charity is patient, is kind: charity envieth not, dealeth not perversely, is not puffed up, . . .

2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Jesus Christ our Lord: and ourselves your servants through Jesus.

2 Corinthians 12:15 But I most gladly will spend and be spent myself for your souls: although loving you more, I be loved less.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 Being mindful of the work of your faith and labour and charity: and of the enduring of the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ before God and our Father.

James 2:15-17 And if a brother or sister be naked and want daily food: . . .

1 John 3:16-19 In this we have known the charity of God, because he hath laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. . . .

Context
Freedom in Christ
12I would they were even cut off, who trouble you. 13For you, brethren, have been called unto liberty. Only make not liberty an occasion to the flesh: but by charity of the spirit serve one another. 14For all the law is fulfilled in one word: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.…
Cross References
John 8:32
And you shall know the truth: and the truth shall make you free.

1 Corinthians 8:9
But take heed lest perhaps this your liberty become a stumblingblock to the weak.

1 Corinthians 9:19
For whereas I was free as to all, I made myself the servant of all, that I might gain the more.

2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is a Spirit. And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Galatians 2:4
But because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privately to spy our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into servitude.

Galatians 5:1
Stand fast and be not held again under the yoke of bondage.

Ephesians 5:21
Being subject one to another, in the fear of Christ.

1 Peter 2:16
As free and not as making liberty a cloak for malice, but as the servants of God.

Additional Translations
For you, brothers, were called to freedom; but do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh. Rather, serve one another in love.

For you brothers were called to freedom, but not the freedom for an opportunity to the flesh. Rather, serve one another through love.

For, brothers, you have been called to liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

For ye, brethren, were called for freedom; only use not your freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through love be servants one to another.

For ye have been called to liberty, brethren; only [do] not [turn] liberty into an opportunity to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

For ye, brethren, were called for freedom; only use not your freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through love be servants one to another.

For, brethren, ye have been called to liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

You however, brethren, were called to freedom. Only do not turn your freedom into an excuse for giving way to your lower natures; but become bondservants to one another in a spirit of love.

For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only don't use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another.

For ye -- to freedom ye were called, brethren, only not the freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through the love serve ye one another,
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