Galatians 31 O senseless Galatians, who hath so bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth? you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth as crucified. 2 This only would I learn of you, Did ye receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are ye so void of understanding? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? 4 have ye suffered so many things in vain? if indeed in vain. 5 He therefore that imparteth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doth he it by the works of the law, or by the doctrine of faith? 6 As Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness: 7 so ye know that they who believe, are the children of Abraham. 8 And the scripture foreseeing that God would justify the gentiles through faith, preached the gospel to Abraham long ago, saying, "In thee shall all nations be blessed." 9 So then they that believe, are blessed with believing Abraham. 10 For as many as are of the works of the law, are under the curse; for it is written, Cursed be every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them. 11 And that by the law no one is justified before God is evident; for it is written "The just shall live by faith:" 12 now the law is not of faith, but saith, "The man that doth them, shall live in them." 13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, having been made a curse for us: for it is written, "Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:" 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come on the gentiles by Christ Jesus; that we through faith might receive the promise of the Spirit. 15 Brethren, (I speak after the manner of men,) no one cancelleth or addeth to a covenant which hath been ratified, though it be but the covenant of a man. 16 Now the promises were made to Abraham, and to his seed. He doth not say, "and to seeds," as of many; but as of one, "and to thy seed," which is Christ. 17 This then I say, that the law, which was given four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul the covenant, which was so long before confirmed by God unto Christ, to make void the promise. 18 For if the inheritance be from the law, it is no more from the promise: whereas God gave it to Abraham by promise. 19 What then availeth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come, to whom the promise was made; and it was delivered by angels in the hand of a mediator. 20 Now a mediator is not the mediator of one only; and God is but one. 21 Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? not at all: for if a law had been given, which could have confered life, certainly righteousness would have been by the law. 22 But the scripture hath shut up all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. 23 But before faith came, we were kept shut up under the law, till the faith appeared which was to be revealed. 24 So that the law was our guide to lead us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now faith is come we are no longer under a pedagogue. 26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ: 28 and there is neither Jew nor Greek, those is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
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