Parallel Verses

King James 2000

For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

New American Standard Bible

For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise.

King James Version

For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

Holman Bible

For if the inheritance is from the law, it is no longer from the promise; but God granted it to Abraham through the promise.

International Standard Version

For if the inheritance comes about through the Law, it no longer comes about through the promise. But it was through a promise that God so graciously gave it to Abraham.

A Conservative Version

For if the inheritance is from law, it is no longer from promise. But God has given it to Abraham through promise.

American Standard Version

For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise: but God hath granted it to Abraham by promise.

Amplified

For if the inheritance [of the promise depends on observing] the Law [as these false teachers would like you to believe], it no longer [depends] on the promise; however, God gave it to Abraham [as a free gift solely] by virtue of His promise.

An Understandable Version

For if the inheritance [of never ending life] can be obtained by [obeying the requirements of] the law of Moses, it would not come from the promise [of God]; but God provided [this inheritance] for Abraham according to [His] promise.

Anderson New Testament

For if the inheritance be by law, it is no longer by promise: but God bestowed it on Abraham by promise.

Bible in Basic English

Because if the heritage is by the law, it is no longer dependent on the word of God; but God gave it to Abraham by his word.

Common New Testament

For if the inheritance is based on the law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God gave it to Abraham by a promise.

Daniel Mace New Testament

now if the right to the inheritance be from the law, it is no longer founded upon the promise; altho' God made a donation of it to Abraham by promise.

Darby Translation

For if the inheritance be on the principle of law, it is no longer on the principle of promise; but God gave it in grace to Abraham by promise.

Godbey New Testament

For if the inheritance were by law, it is no more by promise: but God gave it to Abraham through the promise.

Goodspeed New Testament

If our inheritance rests on the Law, it has nothing to do with the promise. Yet it was as a promise that God bestowed it upon Abraham.

John Wesley New Testament

For if the inheritance be by the law, it is no more by promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no longer of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

Julia Smith Translation

For if of the law the inheritance, no more of promise: and God has favored Abraham by promise.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For if the inheritance [is] from the law, [it is] no longer from the promise, but God graciously gave [it] to Abraham through the promise.

Modern King James verseion

For if the inheritance is of Law, it is no more of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by way of promise.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For if the inheritance come of the law, it cometh not of promise: but God gave it unto Abraham by promise.

Moffatt New Testament

If the Inheritance is due to law, it ceases to be due to promise. Now it was by a promise that God bestowed it on Abraham.

Montgomery New Testament

For if the inheritance comes from law, it no longer comes from a promise; but God did give it as a free gift to Abraham by a promise.

NET Bible

For if the inheritance is based on the law, it is no longer based on the promise, but God graciously gave it to Abraham through the promise.

New Heart English Bible

For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by promise.

Noyes New Testament

for if the inheritance cometh from the Law, it ceaseth to be the consequence of the promise; but to Abraham God gave it by promise.

Sawyer New Testament

For if the inheritance is by the law, it is no longer by the promise. But God gave it to Abraham by the promise.

The Emphasized Bible

For, if, by law, is the inheritance, it is, no longer, by promise; but, unto Abraham, through promise, hath God favoured it.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more by promise; but to Abraham God gave it freely by promise.

Twentieth Century New Testament

If our heritage is the result of Law, then it has ceased to be the result of a promise. Yet God conferred it on Abraham by a promise.

Webster

For if the inheritance is by the law, it is no more by promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

Weymouth New Testament

For if the inheritance comes through obedience to Law, it no longer comes because of a promise. But, as a matter of fact, God has granted it to Abraham in fulfilment of a promise.

Williams New Testament

For if our inheritance depends on the law, it can no longer depend on the promise. But it was by promise that God so graciously bestowed it upon Abraham.

World English Bible

For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by promise.

Worrell New Testament

For, if the inheritance is of the law, it is no longer of promise; but God has freely given it to Abraham through promise.

Worsley New Testament

For if the inheritance be from the law, it is no more from the promise: whereas God gave it to Abraham by promise.

Youngs Literal Translation

for if by law be the inheritance, it is no more by promise, but to Abraham through promise did God grant it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

if
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

κληρονομία 
Kleronomia 
Usage: 11

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

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

it is no more
οὐκέτι 
Ouketi 
no more, any more, now not,
Usage: 31

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

ἐπαγγελία 
Epaggelia 
Usage: 51

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

χαρίζομαι 
Charizomai 
Usage: 21

it to Abraham
G11
Ἀβραάμ 
Abraam 
Usage: 54

by
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

References

Context Readings

Law And Promise

17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before by God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of no effect. 18 For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. 19 Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the descendant should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.



Cross References

Psalm 105:6-12

O you offspring of Abraham his servant, you children of Jacob his chosen.

Psalm 105:42

For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant.

Micah 7:18-20

Who is a God like unto you, who pardons iniquity, and passes by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retains not his anger forever, because he delights in mercy.

Luke 1:54-55

He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

Luke 1:72-73

To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;

Romans 4:13-16

For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his descendants, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Romans 8:17

And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, so that we may be also glorified together.

Galatians 2:21

I do not nullify the grace of God: for if righteousness comes by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

Galatians 3:10

For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continues not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

Galatians 3:12

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

Galatians 3:16

Now to Abraham and his descendant were the promises made. He says not, And to descendants, as of many; but as of one, And to your descendant, who is Christ.

Galatians 3:26

For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:29

And if you are Christ's, then are you Abraham's descendants, and heirs according to the promise.

Hebrews 6:12-15

That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

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