Parallel Verses

Amplified

But the Law does not rest on or require faith [it has nothing to do with faith], but [instead, the Law] says, “He who practices them [the things prescribed by the Law] shall live by them [instead of faith].”

New American Standard Bible

However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, “He who practices them shall live by them.”

King James Version

And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

Holman Bible

But the law is not based on faith; instead, the one who does these things will live by them.

International Standard Version

But the Law has nothing to do with faith. Instead, "The person who keeps the commandments will have life in them."

A Conservative Version

And the law is not from faith, but the man who does them will live in them.

American Standard Version

and the law is not of faith; but, He that doeth them shall live in them.

An Understandable Version

Now the law of Moses is not based on one's faith, for [Lev. 18:5 says], "The person who obeys the requirements of the law of Moses will obtain life by doing so."

Anderson New Testament

The law, indeed, is not of faith; but he that does these things shall live by them.

Bible in Basic English

And the law is not of faith; but, He who does them will have life by them.

Common New Testament

But the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, "He who does them shall live by them."

Daniel Mace New Testament

now the law does not justify by FAITH, but says, "he that DOES these things shall live by them."

Darby Translation

but the law is not on the principle of faith; but, He that shall have done these things shall live by them.

Godbey New Testament

though the law is not of faith; but the one having done these things shall live in them.

Goodspeed New Testament

and the Law has nothing to do with faith; it teaches that it is the man who does these things that will find life by doing them.

John Wesley New Testament

Now the law is not of faith; but the man that doeth them, shall live by them.

Julia Smith Translation

And the law is not of faith: but, The man having done them shall live in them.

King James 2000

And the law is not of faith: but, The man that does them shall live in them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But the law is not from faith, but "the one who does these [things] will live by them."

Modern King James verseion

But the Law is not of faith; but, "The man who does these things shall live in them."

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The law is not of faith: but the man that fulfilleth the things contained in the law, shall live in them.

Montgomery New Testament

and the Law has nothing to do with faith, but declares, The man that has done these things shall live therein.

NET Bible

But the law is not based on faith, but the one who does the works of the law will live by them.

New Heart English Bible

The law is not of faith, but, "The man who does them will live by them."

Noyes New Testament

And the Law hath nothing to do with faith; but [its language is], "He that hath done them shall live in them."

Sawyer New Testament

but the law is not of faith, but he that does these things shall live by them.

The Emphasized Bible

And, the law, is not of faith, but - he that hath done them, shall live in them,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Now the law is not by faith: but "The man that doeth these things shall live by them."

Twentieth Century New Testament

But the Law is not based on faith; no, its words are--'Those who practice these precepts will find Life through them.'

Webster

And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live by them.

Weymouth New Testament

and the Law has nothing to do with faith. It teaches that "he who does these things shall live by doing them."

Williams New Testament

and the law has nothing to do with faith, but it says, "It is the man who does these things that will live by doing them."

World English Bible

The law is not of faith, but, "The man who does them will live by them."

Worrell New Testament

Now the law is not of faith; but "He who did them shall live in them."

Worsley New Testament

now the law is not of faith, but saith, "The man that doth them, shall live in them."

Youngs Literal Translation

and the law is not by faith, but -- 'The man who did them shall live in them.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372


Usage: 0

ζάω 
Zao 
live, be alive, alive, quick, lively, not tr, , vr live
Usage: 115

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Devotionals

Devotionals about Galatians 3:12

Images Galatians 3:12

Prayers for Galatians 3:12

Context Readings

Justified By The Law, Or Justified By Faith?

11 Now it is clear that no one is justified [that is, declared free of the guilt of sin and its penalty, and placed in right standing] before God by the Law, for “The righteous (the just, the upright) shall live by faith.” 12 But the Law does not rest on or require faith [it has nothing to do with faith], but [instead, the Law] says, “He who practices them [the things prescribed by the Law] shall live by them [instead of faith].” 13 Christ purchased our freedom and redeemed us from the curse of the Law and its condemnation by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs [crucified] on a tree (cross)”—



Cross References

Leviticus 18:5

So you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, by which, if a person keeps them, he shall live; I am the Lord.

Romans 10:5-6

For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on law [with all its intricate demands] shall live by it.

Nehemiah 9:29


And You admonished them and warned them to turn them back to Your law.
Yet they acted presumptuously and arrogantly and did not heed Your commandments, but sinned against Your ordinances,
Which by keeping, a man will live.
But they turned a stubborn shoulder, stiffened their neck, and would not listen.

Ezekiel 20:11

I gave them My statutes and explained My ordinances to them, which, if a man keeps, he will live.

Ezekiel 20:13

But the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness. They did not walk in My statutes and they despised and rejected My ordinances, which, if a man keeps, he will live; and they greatly profaned My Sabbaths. Then I decided to pour out My wrath on them in the wilderness, to annihilate them.

Matthew 19:17

Jesus answered, “Why are you asking Me about what is [essentially] good? There is only One who is [essentially] good; but if you wish to enter into eternal life, keep the commandments.”

Luke 10:25-28

And a certain lawyer [an expert in Mosaic Law] stood up to test Him, saying, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

Romans 4:4-5

Now to a laborer, his wages are not credited as a favor or a gift, but as an obligation [something owed to him].

Romans 4:14

If those who are [followers] of the Law are [the true] heirs [of Abraham], then faith [leading to salvation] is of no effect and void, and the promise [of God] is nullified.

Romans 4:16

Therefore, [inheriting] the promise depends entirely on faith [that is, confident trust in the unseen God], in order that it may be given as an act of grace [His unmerited favor and mercy], so that the promise will be [legally] guaranteed to all the descendants [of Abraham]—not only for those [Jewish believers] who keep the Law, but also for those [Gentile believers] who share the faith of Abraham, who is the [spiritual] father of us all—

Romans 9:30-32

What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness [who did not seek salvation and a right relationship with God, nevertheless] obtained righteousness, that is, the righteousness which is produced by faith;

Romans 11:6

But if it is by grace [God’s unmerited favor], it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace [it would not be a gift but a reward for works].

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