Galatians 31 O 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. 2 This only would I learn from you, Was it by works of the law, that ye received the Spirit? or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are ye so foolish, that having begun in the Spirit, ye now would consummate in the flesh? 4 And have ye borne all these things in vain? And I would, it were in vain! 5 He 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? 6 In like manner Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 7 Know ye, therefore, that those who are of faith, they are the children of Abraham. 8 For, 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. 9 Believers, therefore, it is, who are blessed with believing Abraham. 10 For 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. 11 And that no one becometh just before God, by the law, is manifest: because it is written, The just by faith, shall live. 12 Now the law is not of faith; but, whoever shall do the things written in it, shall live by them. 13 But 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;) 14 that the blessing of Abraham might be on the Gentiles, through Jesus the Messiah; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit by faith. 15 My brethren, I speak as among men; a man's covenant which is confirmed, no one setteth aside, or changeth any thing in it. 16 Now 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. 17 And 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. 18 And if the inheritance were by the law, it would not be by promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. 19 What 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. 20 Now a mediator is not of one; but God is one. 21 Is 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. 22 But the scripture hath inclosed all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus the Messiah might be given to them that believe. 23 But before the faith came, the law kept us shut up unto the faith that was to be revealed. 24 The law, therefore, was a monitor for us unto the Messiah, that we might become just by faith. 25 But the faith having come, we are not under the monitor. 26 For ye are all the children of God, by faith in Jesus the Messiah. 27 For they who have been baptized into the Messiah, have put on the Messiah. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free-born, neither male nor female; for ye are all one in Jesus the Messiah. 29 And if ye are the Messiah's, then are ye the seed of Abraham, and heirs by the promise.
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