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16As for those who will follow this rule—peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.


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16. as many—contrasting with the "as many," Ga 6:12.

rule—literally, a straight rule, to detect crookedness; so a rule of life.

peace—from God (Eph 2:14-17; 6:23).

mercy—(Ro 15:9).

Israel of God—not the Israel after the flesh, among whom those teachers wish to enrol you; but the spiritual seed of Abraham by faith (Ga 3:9, 29; Ro 2:28, 29; Php 3:3).




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