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Paul Accepted by the Apostles...
Then after fourteen years I again went up to Yerushalayim, with Barnabah, taking Titus along too.
And I went up by revelation, and laid before them that Good News which I proclaim among the gentiles, but separately to those who were esteemed, lest somehow I run, or had run, in vain.
But not even Titus who was with me, though a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.
But as for the false brothers, sneakingly brought in, who sneaked in to spy out our freedom which we have in Messiah Yahushua in order to enslave us,
to these we did not yield in subjection, not even for an hour, so that the truth of the Good News remains with you.
But from those who were esteemed to be whatever - what they were, it makes no difference to me, Elohim shows no partiality - for those who were esteemed contributed naught to me.
But on the contrary, when they saw that the Good News to the uncircumcised had been entrusted to me, even as Kepha to the circumcised -
for He who worked in Kepha to make him an emissary to the circumcised also worked in me for the gentiles.
So when Ya'aqob, Kepha, and Yohanan, who seemed to be supports, came to know the favour that had been given to me, they gave me and Barnabah the right hand of fellowship, in order that we go to the gentiles and they to the circumcised,
only that we might remember the poor, which I myself was eager to do.
Paul Opposes Peter...
And when Kepha had come to Antioch, I withstood him to his face, because he was at fault.
For before some came from Ya'aqob, he was eating with the gentiles, but when they came, he began to withdraw and separate himself, in fear of those of the circumcision.
And the rest of the Yehudim joined him in hypocrisy, so that even Barnabah was led away by their hypocrisy.
But when I saw that they are not walking straight according to the truth of the Good News, I said to Kepha before them all, `If you, being a Yehudite, live as a gentile and not as the Yehudim, why do you compel gentiles to live as Yehudim?
'We, Yehudim by nature, and not of the gentiles, sinners,
knowing that a man is not declared right by works of Torah, but through belief in Yahushua Messiah, even we have believed in Messiah Yahushua, in order to be declared right by belief in Messiah and not by works of Torah, because by works of Torah no flesh shall be declared right.
'And if, while seeking to be declared right by Messiah, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Messiah then a servant of sin? Let it not be!
'For if I rebuild what I once overthrew, I establish myself a transgressor.
'For through Torah I died to Torah, in order to live to Elohim.
'I have been impaled with Messiah, and I no longer live, but Messiah lives in me. And that which I now live in the flesh I live by belief in the Son of Elohim, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
'I do not set aside the favour of Elohim, for if righteousness is through Torah, then Messiah died for naught.'