Tell me, you who want to be under law, do you not listen to the law?
Jesus *said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures,
‘The stone which the builders rejected,
This became the chief corner stone;
This came about from the Lord,
And it is marvelous in our eyes’?
But Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God.
For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me.
Jesus answered them, “Has it not been written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’?
The crowd then answered Him, “We have heard out of the Law that the Christ is to remain forever; and how can You say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this Son of Man?”
But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’
Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and all the world may become accountable to God;
For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death.
What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith;
For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.
For as many as are of the works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all things written in the book of the law, to perform them.”
But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed.
But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again?