Galatians 3




1 O foolish Galatians! Who bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was openly set forth crucified?
2 This only do I wish to learn of you: Did ye receive the Spirit by works of law, or by the hearing of faith?
3 Are ye so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now being made perfect in the flesh?
4 Did ye suffer so many things in vain? if, indeed, it be even in vain.
5 Does He, therefore, Who was supplying to you the Spirit, and was working miracles among you, doing it by works of law, or by the hearing of faith?
6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness.
7 Know, then, that those who are of faith, the same are sons of Abraham.
8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the gentiles through faith, proclaimed beforehand the Gospel to Abraham, saying, "In you shall all the nations be blessed."
9 So that those who are of faith are blessed with the faithful Abraham.
10 For as many as are of works of law are under a curse; for it has been written, "Cursed is every one who continues not in all the things written in the book of the law, to do them."
11 Now that by law no one is justified with God, is evident; because "The righteous one shall live by faith."
12 Now the law is not of faith; but "He who did them shall live in them."
13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; because it has been written, "Cursed is every one who is hung upon a tree";
14 that to the gentiles the blessing of Abraham might come in Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
15 Brethren, I am speaking after the manner of man: even a man's confirmed covenant no one sets aside, or adds thereto.
16 Now to Abraham were the promises spoken, and to his Seed. He saith not, "And to seeds," as of many; but as of One, "and to your Seed"; which is Christ.
17 But this I say: A covenant previously confirmed by God, the law, which came into existence four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate, that it should make the promise of no effect.
18 For, if the inheritance is of the law, it is no longer of promise; but God has freely given it to Abraham through promise.
19 What, then, is the law? It was added because of the transgressions, until the Seed should come to Whom it had been promised; having been arranged through angels in the hand of a mediator.
20 Now a mediator is not of one, but God is one.
21 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;
22 but the Scripture shuts up all things under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
23 But, before the faith came, we were kept guarded under law, being shut up to the faith about to be revealed.
24 So that the law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25 But the faith having come, we are no longer under a tutor;
26 for ye are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus;
27 for as many of you as were immersed into Christ, did put on Christ.
28 There exists neither Jew nor Greek, there exists neither bond nor free, there exists neither male nor female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And, if ye are Christ's, ye are, consequently, Abraham's seed, and heirs according to promise.