Galatians 3:21



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? May it never be! For if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on law.

King James Version

Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

International Standard Version

So is the Law in conflict with the promises of God? Of course not! For if a law had been given that could give us life, then certainly righteousness would come through the Law.

A Conservative Version

Is the law therefore against the promises of God? May it not happen! For if a law was given that could make alive, truly righteousness would be from law.

American Standard Version

Is 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.

Amplified

Is the Law then contrary and opposed to the promises of God? Of course not! For if a Law had been given which could confer [spiritual] life, then righteousness and right standing with God would certainly have come by Law.

An Understandable Version

Is the law of Moses contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could provide [never ending] life, then a person could be considered right with God by [obeying the requirements of such] a law.

Anderson New Testament

Is the law, then, against the promises of God? It can not be. For if a law had been given which could have given life, surely righteousness would have been by law.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Common New Testament

Is the law then opposed to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given which could impart life, then righteousness would indeed have come by the law.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Is the law then opposite to the promises? by no means. for if there had been a law given, which could have given life, certainly justification should have been by the law.

Darby Translation

Is then the law against the promises of God? Far be the thought. For if a law had been given able to quicken, then indeed righteousness were on the principle of law;

Godbey New Testament

Then was the law against the promises of God? it could not be so. For if the law was given being able to create life, truly justification would have been by law:

Goodspeed New Testament

Is the Law then contrary to God's promises? By no means. For if a law had been given that could have brought life, uprightness would really have come through law.

Holman Bible

Is the law therefore contrary to God's promises? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly be by the law.

John Wesley New Testament

Is then the law against the promises of God? God forbid. But if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness would have been by the law.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Is the law then against the promises of God? No, in no wise, for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

Julia Smith Translation

The law then against the promises of God? It may not be: for if a law had been given able to make alive, truly justice would be by the law.

King James 2000

Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore [is] the law opposed to the promises of God? May it never be! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, certainly righteousness would have been from the law.

Modern King James verseion

Is the Law then against the promises of God? Let it not be said! For if a law had been given which could have given life, indeed righteousness would have been out of Law.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Is the law, then, against the promise of God? God forbid. Howbeit, if there had been a law given which could have given life: then no doubt righteousness should have come by the law.

Moffatt New Testament

Then the Law is contrary to God's Promises? Never! Had there been any law which had the power of producing life, righteousness would really have been due to law,

Montgomery New Testament

Is the Law then opposed to the promises of God? Certainly not; for if a law had been given which could make alive, then righteousness would actually have come from law;

NET Bible

Is the law therefore opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law.

New Heart English Bible

Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not. For if there had been a law given which could make alive, most certainly righteousness would have been of the law.

New simplified Bible

Is the Law then against the promises of God? God forbid! If a law had been given which could impart life, righteousness would have been from the Law.

Noyes New Testament

Is then the Law against the promises of God? Far be it! For if a law had been given which was able to give life, righteousness would indeed have been by the Law;

Sawyer New Testament

Is the law then against the promises of God? By no means. For if a law had been given, able to give life, righteousness would really have been by the law;

The Emphasized Bible

Is, the law, then, against the promises of God? Far be it! For, if a law had been given, which had been able to give life, verily, in law, would have been our righteousness;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? God forbid. For if there had been a law given which was capable of procuring life, verily righteousness would have been by the law.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Does that set the Law in opposition to God's promises? Heaven forbid! For, if a Law had been given capable of bestowing Life, then righteousness would have actually owed its existence to Law.

Webster

Is the law then against the promises of God? By no means: for if there had been a law given which could give life, verily righteousness would have been by the law.

Weymouth New Testament

God, however, is only one. Is the Law then opposed to the promises of God? No, indeed; for if a Law had been given which could have conferred Life, righteousness would certainly have come by the Law.

Williams New Testament

Is the law then contrary to God's promises? Of course not. For if a law had been given that was able to impart life, surely, then, right standing would have come through law.

World English Bible

Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could make alive, most certainly righteousness would have been of the law.

Worrell New Testament

Is the law, then, against the promises of God? It could not be! For, if a law had been given, which was able to make alive, truly righteousness would have been by law;

Worsley New Testament

Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? not at all: for if a law had been given, which could have confered life, certainly righteousness would have been by the law.

Youngs Literal Translation

the law, then, is against the promises of God? -- let it not be! for if a law was given that was able to make alive, truly by law there would have been the righteousness,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Is the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
Usage: 179

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore , then , so , and , now , wherefore , but , not tr ,
Usage: 417

κατά 
Kata 
according to , after , against , in , by , daily , as ,
Usage: 428

ἐπαγγελία 
Epaggelia 
Usage: 51

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be , come to pass , be made , be done , come , become , God forbid , arise , have , be fulfilled , be married to , be preferred , not tr , , vr done
Usage: 531

γάρ 
Gar 
for , , not tr
Usage: 825

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

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
give , grant , put , show , deliver , make ,
Usage: 254

a law
νόμος 
Nomos 
Usage: 179

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
give , grant , put , show , deliver , make ,
Usage: 254


which , who , the things , the son ,
Usage: 0

δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able , may , able ,
Usage: 140

ζωοποιέω 
Zoopoieo 
Usage: 9

ὄντως 
Ontos 
Usage: 9

δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
Usage: 83

ἦν 
En 
was , were , had been , had , taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410

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

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Context Readings

The Addition Of The Law

20 Now a mediator is not for one party only; whereas God is only one. 21 Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? May it never be! For if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on law. 22 But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.



Cross References

Galatians 2:21

"I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly."

Galatians 2:17

"But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? May it never be!

Matthew 5:17-20

"Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.

Romans 3:4

May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written, "THAT YOU MAY BE JUSTIFIED IN YOUR WORDS, AND PREVAIL WHEN YOU ARE JUDGED."

Romans 3:6

May it never be! For otherwise, how will God judge the world?

Romans 3:20-22

because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.

Romans 3:31

Do we then nullify the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law.

Romans 7:7-13

What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, "YOU SHALL NOT COVET."

Romans 9:31

but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law.

Romans 10:3-6

For not knowing about God's righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

Galatians 2:19

"For through the Law I died to the Law, so that I might live to God.

Philippians 3:6-9

as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless.

Hebrews 11:7

By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.



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