Galatians 3




1 O FOOLISH Galatians, who has fascinated you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ has been set forth among you crucified?
2 This only would I learn of you. Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law, or by a hearing of faith?
3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit do you now end in the flesh?
4 Have you suffered so much in vain? if indeed also it is in vain.
5 He then that imparts to you the Spirit, and exercises miraculous powers among you, does he do it by works of the law, or by the doctrine of faith?
6 As Abraham believed God and it was accounted to him a righteousness.
7 Know, therefore, that those of faith, these are children of Abraham.
8 And the Scripture foreseeing that God would justify the nations by faith, promised before to Abraham, In you shall all the nations be blessed.
9 Those of faith, therefore, are blessed with believing Abraham.
10 For as many as are of works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, Cursed is every one that continues not in all things written in the book of the law to do them.
11 And it is evident that no one is justified by the law before God, because the just shall live by faith,
12 but the law is not of faith, but he that does these things shall live by them.
13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us, for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree,
14 that the blessing of Abraham may come on the nations, in Christ Jesus, that we may receive the promise of the Spirit through the faith.
15 Brothers, I speak according to man. But no one abolishes a man's covenant when it is established, or makes additions to it.
16 The promises were spoken to Abraham and his offspring. He said not, And to offsprings, as of many, but as of one, And to your offspring, which is Christ.
17 And this I say; that the law which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot abrogate the covenant previously established by God, to make the promise of no effect.
18 For if the inheritance is by the law, it is no longer by the promise. But God gave it to Abraham by the promise.
19 What then? The law was added on account of transgressions, till the offspring should come to which the promise was made, being appointed by angels by the hand of a mediator.
20 But there is no mediator of one; but God is one.
21 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;
22 but the Scripture has shut up all under sin, that the promise of the faith of Jesus Christ may be given to them that believe.
23 But before the faith came, we were kept shut up under the law for the faith to be revealed.
24 So that the law was our schoolmaster to lead to Christ, that we might be justified by faith;
25 but the faith having come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
26 For you are all children of God by the faith in Jesus Christ;
27 for as many of you as are baptized in Christ, have put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither servant nor freeman, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if you are of Christ, then are you Abraham's children and heirs according to the promise.