Galatians 31O ye Galatians, deficient in understanding! Who hath fascinated you? For lo, Jesus the Messiah hath been portrayed as in a picture, crucified before your eyes. 2This only would I learn from you, Was it by works of the law, that ye received the Spirit? or by the hearing of faith? 3Are ye so foolish, that having begun in the Spirit, ye now would consummate in the flesh? 4And have ye borne all these things in vain? And I would, it were in vain! 5He therefore who giveth the Spirit in you, and who worketh miracles among you, doth he these things by the deeds of the law? or by the hearing of faith? 6In like manner Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 7Know ye, therefore, that those who are of faith, they are the children of Abraham. 8For, because God knew beforehand that the Gentiles would be made just by faith, he preannounced it to Abraham; as saith the holy scripture, In thee shall all nations be blessed. 9Believers, therefore, it is, who are blessed with believing Abraham. 10For they who are of the deeds of the law, are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one who shall not do every thing written in this law. 11And that no one becometh just before God, by the law, is manifest: because it is written, The just by faith, shall live. 12Now the law is not of faith; but, whoever shall do the things written in it, shall live by them. 13But the Messiah hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, and hath been a curse for us; (for it is written, Cursed is everyone that is hanged on a tree;) 14that the blessing of Abraham might be on the Gentiles, through Jesus the Messiah; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit by faith. 15My brethren, I speak as among men; a man's covenant which is confirmed, no one setteth aside, or changeth any thing in it. 16Now to Abraham was the promise made, and to his seed. And it said to him, not, to thy seeds, as being many; but to thy seed, as being one, which is the Messiah. 17And this I say: That the covenant which was previously confirmed by God in the Messiah, the law which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot set it aside, and nullify the promise. 18And if the inheritance were by the law, it would not be by promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. 19What then is the law? It was added on account of transgression, until that seed should come, to whom belonged the promise: and the law was given by angels through a mediator. 20Now a mediator is not of one; but God is one. 21Is the law then opposed to the promise of God? Far be it. For if a law had been given, which could make alive, certainly, righteousness would have been by the law. 22But the scripture hath inclosed all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus the Messiah might be given to them that believe. 23But before the faith came, the law kept us shut up unto the faith that was to be revealed. 24The law, therefore, was a monitor for us unto the Messiah, that we might become just by faith. 25But the faith having come, we are not under the monitor. 26For ye are all the children of God, by faith in Jesus the Messiah. 27For they who have been baptized into the Messiah, have put on the Messiah. 28There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free-born, neither male nor female; for ye are all one in Jesus the Messiah. 29And if ye are the Messiah's, then are ye the seed of Abraham, and heirs by the promise.
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