Galatians 3

Faith Brings Righteousness

1
Lit O
You foolish b  Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ c  was publicly portrayed as crucified?
2This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of
Or law
the Law, or by
Lit the hearing of faith
,
f  hearing with faith?
3Are you so foolish? Having begun
Or with
by the Spirit, are you now
Or ending with
being perfected by the flesh?
4Did you
Or experience
suffer so many things in vainj  if indeed it was in vain?
5So then, does He who k  provides you with the Spirit and l  works
Or works of power
miracles among you, do it by the works of
Or law
the Law, or by
Lit the hearing of faith
,
p  hearing with faith?

6
Lit Just as
Even so r  Abraham s  believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.
7Therefore
Lit know
be sure that u  it is those who are of faith who are v  sons of Abraham.
8The Scripture, foreseeing that God
Lit justifies
would justify the
Lit nations
Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying y  All the nations will be blessed in you.
9So then z  those who are of faith are blessed with
Lit the believing Abraham
Abraham, the believer.

10For as many as are of the works of
Or law
the Law are under a curse; for it is written ac  Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all things written in the book of the law, to perform them.”
11Now that ad  no one is justified
Or in
by
Or law
the Law before God is evident; for,
Or But he who is righteous by faith shall live
,
ah  The righteous man shall live by faith.”
12
Or And
However, the Law is not
Or based on
of faith; on the contrary ak  He who practices them shall live
Or in
by them.”
13Christ am  redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us— for it is written an  Cursed is everyone who hangs on ao  a
Or cross; lit wood
tree”—
14in order that aq  in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might
Or occur
come to the Gentiles, so that we as  would receive at  the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Intent of the Law

15 au  Brethren av  I speak
Lit according to man
in terms of human relations: ax  even though it is only a man’s
Or will or testament
covenant, yet when it has been ratified, no one sets it aside or adds
Or a codicil
conditions to it.
16Now the promises were spoken ba  to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to many, but rather to one bb  And to your seed,” that is, Christ. 17What I am saying is this: the Law, which came bc  four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise. 18For bd  if the inheritance is
Lit out of, from
based on law, it is no longer
Lit out of, from
based on a promise; but bg  God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise.

19 bh  Why the Law then? It was added
Or for the sake of defining
because of transgressions, having been bj  ordained through angels bk  by the
Lit hand
agency of a mediator, until bm  the seed would come to whom the promise had been made.
20Now bn  a mediator is not
Lit of one
for one party only; whereas God is only one.
21Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? bp  May it never be! For bq  if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness
Or would indeed be
would indeed have been
Lit out of, from
based on law.
22But the Scripture has bt  shut up
Lit things
everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

23But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law bv  being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed. 24Therefore the Law has become our bw  tutor to lead us to Christ, so that bx  we may be justified by faith. 25But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a
Lit child-conductor
,
bz  tutor.
26For you are all ca  sons of God through faith in cb  Christ Jesus. 27For all of you who were cc  baptized into Christ have cd  clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 ce  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is
Lit not male and female
neither male nor female; for cg  you are all one in ch  Christ Jesus.
29And if ci  you
Lit are Christ’s
belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s
Lit seed
descendants, heirs according to cl  promise.
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