Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

I want only to learn this from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

New American Standard Bible

This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?

King James Version

This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Holman Bible

I only want to learn this from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by hearing with faith?

International Standard Version

I want to learn only one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by doing the actions of the Law or by believing what you heard?

A Conservative Version

I only want to learn this from you. Did ye receive the Spirit from works of law, or from a listening ear of faith?

American Standard Version

This only would I learn from you. Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Amplified

This is all I want to ask of you: did you receive the [Holy] Spirit as the result of obeying [the requirements of] the Law, or was it the result of hearing [the message of salvation and] with faith [believing it]?

An Understandable Version

The only thing I would like to learn from you is this: Did you receive the Holy Spirit [into your lives] by [meeting the requirements of] the law of Moses or by hearing [and obeying the message] of faith [in Christ]?

Anderson New Testament

This only I wish to learn of you: Did you receive the Spirit by works of law, or by the hearing of faith?

Bible in Basic English

Give me an answer to this one question, Did the Spirit come to you through the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Common New Testament

This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?

Daniel Mace New Testament

this one thing I desire to know of you, did you receive the spirit by the works of the law, or by the gospel preach'd to you?

Darby Translation

This only I wish to learn of you, Have ye received the Spirit on the principle of works of law, or of the report of faith?

Godbey New Testament

I only wish to learn this from you, Did you receive the Spirit by works of law, or by hearing of faith?

Goodspeed New Testament

This is all I want to ask you: Did you receive the Spirit through doing what the Law commands, or through believing the message you heard?

John Wesley New Testament

This only would I learn of you, Did you receive the Spirit, by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Julia Smith Translation

This only wish I to learn from you, Received ye the Spirit from the works of the law, or from the hearing of faith?.

King James 2000

This only would I learn of you, Received you the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Modern King James verseion

This only I would learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law, or by hearing of faith?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This only would I learn of you: Received ye the spirit by the deeds of the law? Or else by preaching of the faith?

Moffatt New Testament

I simply want to ask you one thing: did you receive the Spirit by doing what the Law commands or by believing the gospel message?

Montgomery New Testament

Answer me this one question. "When you received the Spirit, was it from doing what the Law commands or from believing the message heard?"

NET Bible

The only thing I want to learn from you is this: Did you receive the Spirit by doing the works of the law or by believing what you heard?

New Heart English Bible

I just want to learn this from you. Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by hearing of faith?

Noyes New Testament

This only I desire to learn from you: Was it from the works of the Law that ye received the Spirit, or by the preaching of faith?

Sawyer New Testament

This only would I learn of you. Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law, or by a hearing of faith?

The Emphasized Bible

This only, am I wishing to learn from you: - by works of law, received ye, the Spirit? or by a believed report?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or from hearing of the faith?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Here is the one thing that I want to find out from you--Did you receive the Spirit as the result of obedience to Law, or of your having listened with faith?

Webster

This only would I learn from you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Weymouth New Testament

Answer me this one question, "Is it on the ground of your obedience to the Law that you received the Spirit, or is it because, when you heard, you believed?"

Williams New Testament

I want to ask you only this one thing: Did you receive the Spirit by doing what the law commands, or by believing the message you heard?

World English Bible

I just want to learn this from you. Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by hearing of faith?

Worrell New Testament

This only do I wish to learn of you: Did ye receive the Spirit by works of law, or by the hearing of faith?

Worsley New Testament

This only would I learn of you, Did ye receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Youngs Literal Translation

this only do I wish to learn from you -- by works of law the Spirit did ye receive, or by the hearing of faith?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

μόνον 
Monon 
only, alone, but
Usage: 62

θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

I learn
μανθάνω 
manthano 
Usage: 20

of
ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

you
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

the Spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

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

the works
ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

of the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

the hearing
ἀκοή 
Akoe 
Usage: 21

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Galatians 3:2

Images Galatians 3:2

Prayers for Galatians 3:2

Context Readings

Justified By The Law, Or Justified By Faith?

1 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed [as] having been crucified? 2 I want only to learn this from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now trying to be made complete by the flesh?


Cross References

Acts 15:8

And God, who knows the heart, testified to them [by] giving [them] the Holy Spirit, just as he also [did] to us.

Galatians 3:14

in order that the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, so that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Hebrews 6:4

For [it is] impossible [concerning] those who have once been enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and become sharers of the Holy Spirit,

Acts 2:38

And Peter [said] to them, "Repent and be baptized, each one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 8:15

who went down [and] prayed for them so that they would receive the Holy Spirit.

Acts 10:44-47

[While] Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all those who were listening to the message.

Acts 11:15-18

And [as] I was beginning to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, just as also on us at the beginning.

Acts 19:2-6

And he said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit [when you] believed?" And they [said] to him, "But we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit!"

Romans 1:17

For the righteousness of God is revealed in it from faith to faith, just as it is written, "But the one who is righteous by faith will live."

Romans 10:16-17

But not all have obeyed the good news, for Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our report?"

1 Corinthians 12:7-13

But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for what is beneficial [to all].

2 Corinthians 11:4

For if the one who comes proclaims another Jesus whom we have not proclaimed, or you receive a different spirit which you did not receive, or a different gospel which you did not accept, you put up with [it] well [enough]!

Galatians 3:5

Therefore does the one who gives you the Spirit and who works miracles among you [do so] by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Ephesians 1:13-14

in whom also you, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also when you believed you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

Hebrews 2:4

[while] God was testifying at the same time by signs and wonders and various miracles and distributions of the Holy Spirit according to his will.

1 Peter 1:12

to whom it was revealed that they were serving not themselves but you with reference to the same [things] which now have been announced to you through those who proclaimed the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, {things into which} angels desire to look.

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