Parallel Verses

King James Version

But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

New American Standard Bible

But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed.

Holman Bible

Before this faith came, we were confined under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith was revealed.

International Standard Version

Now before faith came about, we were held in custody and confined under the Law in preparation for the faith that was to be revealed.

A Conservative Version

But before faith came we were kept in custody under law, having been confined for faith that was going to be revealed.

American Standard Version

But before faith came, we were kept in ward under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

Amplified

Now before the faith came, we were perpetually guarded under the Law, kept in custody in preparation for the faith that was destined to be revealed (unveiled, disclosed),

An Understandable Version

But before faith [in Christ] became available, we [Jews] were kept in bondage under [condemnation for not obeying perfectly] the law of Moses. [This condition existed] until the faith [i.e., the Gospel message] was made known [to people].

Anderson New Testament

But before the faith came, we were kept under law, being shut up to the faith which was to be revealed.

Bible in Basic English

But before faith came, we were kept in prison under the law, waiting for the revelation of the faith which was to come.

Common New Testament

Now before faith came, we were bound under the law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but before faith came, we were shut up together as prisoners under the custody of the law, 'till faith was to be revealed.

Darby Translation

But before faith came, we were guarded under law, shut up to faith which was about to be revealed.

Godbey New Testament

But before faith came, we were kept under law, being shut up to the faith about to be revealed.

Goodspeed New Testament

But before this faith came, we were kept shut up under the Law, in order to obtain the faith that was to be revealed.

John Wesley New Testament

But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up together unto the faith which was to be revealed.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But before faith came, we were under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

Julia Smith Translation

And before faith came, we were guarded under the law, shut up to faith about to be revealed.

King James 2000

But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But before faith came, we were detained under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith was revealed.

Modern King James verseion

But before faith came, we were kept under Law, having been shut up to the faith about to be revealed.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Before that faith came, we were kept and shut up under the law, unto the faith which should afterward be declared.

Moffatt New Testament

Before this faith came, we were confined by the Law and kept in custody, with the prospect of the faith that was to be revealed;

Montgomery New Testament

Before the Faith came we were perpetual prisoners under the Law, in preparation for the destined faith about to be revealed.

NET Bible

Now before faith came we were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners until the coming faith would be revealed.

New Heart English Bible

But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, confined for the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

Noyes New Testament

But before faith came, we were kept in ward under the Law, shut up unto the faith which was to be revealed.

Sawyer New Testament

But before the faith came, we were kept shut up under the law for the faith to be revealed.

The Emphasized Bible

Before the coming of the faith, however, under law, were we being kept in ward, being shut up unto the faith which should afterwards, be revealed.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But before the faith came, we were in ward under the law, shut up together for the faith that should be revealed.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Before the coming of faith, we were kept under the guard of the Law, in bondage, awaiting the Faith that was destined to be revealed.

Webster

But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up to the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

Weymouth New Testament

Before this faith came, we Jews were perpetual prisoners under the Law, living under restraints and limitations in preparation for the faith which was soon to be revealed.

Williams New Testament

But before this faith came, we were kept locked up under the law, in preparation for the faith which was to be unveiled.

World English Bible

But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, confined for the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

Worrell New Testament

But, before the faith came, we were kept guarded under law, being shut up to the faith about to be revealed.

Worsley New Testament

But before faith came, we were kept shut up under the law, till the faith appeared which was to be revealed.

Youngs Literal Translation

And before the coming of the faith, under law we were being kept, shut up to the faith about to be revealed,

Interlinear

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

πρό 
Pro 
before, above, above ... ago, or ever
Usage: 34

πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

we were kept
φρουρέω 
Phroureo 
keep, keep with a garrison
Usage: 4

ὑπό 
Hupo 
of, by, under, with, in, not tr,
Usage: 188

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

shut up
συγκλείω 
Sugkleio 
Usage: 4

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

the faith
πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221


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

μέλλω 
mello 
shall, should, would, to come, will, things to come, not tr,
Usage: 90

Context Readings

The Addition Of The Law

22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. 23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.



Cross References

Luke 10:23-24

And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:

Romans 3:19

Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

Romans 6:14-15

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

Romans 11:32

For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

1 Corinthians 9:20-21

And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

Galatians 3:19

Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

Galatians 3:24-25

Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Galatians 4:1-5

Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;

Galatians 4:21

Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?

Galatians 5:18

But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

Hebrews 11:13

These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

Hebrews 11:39-40

And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:

Hebrews 12:2

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

1 Peter 1:11-12

Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

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