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And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
And he said to Abram, Truly, your seed will be living in a land which is not theirs, as servants to a people who will be cruel to them for four hundred years;
Now the children of Israel had been living in Egypt for four hundred and thirty years.
And God said that his seed would be living in a strange land, and that they would make them servants, and be cruel to them for four hundred years.
Brothers, as men would say, even a man's agreement, when it has been made certain, may not be put on one side, or have additions made to it.
Will you even make my right of no value? will you say that I am wrong in order to make clear that you are right?
For it is the purpose of the Lord of armies, and who will make it of no effect? when his hand is stretched out, by whom may it be turned back?
And the help you were looking for from death will come to nothing, and your agreement with the underworld will be broken; when the overflowing waters come through, then you will be overcome by them.
So the law which went before is put on one side, because it was feeble and without profit.
Is the law then against the words of God? in no way; because if there had been a law which was able to give life, truly righteousness would have been by the law.
God is not a man, to say what is false; or the son of man, that his purpose may be changed: what he has said, will he not do? and will he not give effect to the words of his mouth
For God's word, that the earth would be his heritage, was given to Abraham, not through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
For when God made his oath to Abraham, because there was no greater oath, he made it by himself,
You are cut off from Christ, you who would have righteousness by the law; you are turned away from grace.
But if her husband, hearing of it, makes her take it back, then the oath she made and the undertaking she gave without thought will have no force or effect, and she will have the Lord's forgiveness.
The Lord undoes the designs of the nations; he makes the thoughts of the peoples without effect.
And if some have no faith, will that make the faith of God without effect?
1 Corinthians 1:17
For Christ sent me, not to give baptism, but to be a preacher of the good news: not with wise words, for fear that the cross of Christ might be made of no value.