The interpretation and translation of Galatians 5:12

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English: As is evident from commentaries on Galatians and from various English translations, scholars do not agree on the meaning, rhetorical labelling and translation of the wish expressed by Paul in Galatians 5:12 ( O[felon kai ;apjokoyvontai oi Janja sta toun` te~ umJa`~). In this article various interpretations of this verse are considered; its rhetorical labelling is discussed; and suggestions are made as to the best way in which it may be translated into English.