3 1O foolish Galatians, who did bewitch you, before whose eyes Jesus
Christ was openly set forth crucified?
2This only would I learn from you.
Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
3Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now perfected in
4Did ye suffer so many things in vain? if it be indeed in
5He therefore that supplieth to you the Spirit, and worketh
miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the
hearing of faith?
6Even as Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto
him for righteousness.
7Know therefore that they that are of faith, the
same are sons of Abraham.
8And the scripture, foreseeing that God would
justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand unto Abraham,
saying, In thee shall all the nations be blessed.
9So then they
that are of faith are blessed with the faithful Abraham.
10For as many as
are of the works of the law are under a curse: for it is written, Cursed is
every one who continueth not in all things that are written in the book of
the law, to do them.
11Now that no man is justified by the law before
God, is evident: for, The righteous shall live by faith;
12and the law is
not of faith; but, He that doeth them shall live in them.
redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; for it
is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
14that upon the
Gentiles might come the blessing of Abraham in Christ Jesus; that we might
receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
15Brethren, I speak
after the manner of men: Though it be but a man's covenant, yet when it hath
been confirmed, no one maketh it void, or addeth thereto.
Abraham were the promises spoken, and to his seed. He saith not, And to
seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
this I say: A covenant confirmed beforehand by God, the law, which came four
hundred and thirty years after, doth not disannul, so as to make the promise
of none effect.
18For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of
promise: but God hath granted it to Abraham by promise.
19What then is
the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to
whom the promise hath been made; and it was ordained through angels
by the hand of a mediator.
20Now a mediator is not a mediator of
one; but God is one.
21Is the law then against the promises of God? God
forbid: for if there had been a law given which could make alive, verily
righteousness would have been of the law.
22But the scriptures shut up
all things under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be
given to them that believe.
23But before faith came, we were kept in ward
under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
24So that the law is become our tutor to bring us unto Christ,
that we might be justified by faith.
25But now faith that is come, we are
no longer under a tutor.
26For ye are all sons of God, through faith, in
27For as many of you as were baptized into Christ did put
28There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither
bond nor free, there can be no male and female; for ye all are one
man in Christ Jesus.
29And if ye are Christ's, then are ye
Abraham's seed, heirs according to promise.