Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
Then what do we conclude? That heathen who were not striving for uprightness attained it, that is, an uprightness which was produced by faith;
I can testify to their sincere devotion to God, but it is not an intelligent devotion.
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.
as to my zeal, I was a persecutor of the church; and by the Law's standard of uprightness, no fault could be found with me.
For no human being can be made upright in the sight of God by observing the Law. All that the Law can do is to make man conscious of sin.
For if it is the adherents of the Law who are to possess it, faith is nullified and the promise amounts to nothing!
What follows? Israel failed to get what it sought, but those whom God selected got it.
For there is a curse upon all who rely on obedience to the Law, for the Scripture says, "Cursed be anyone who does not stand by everything that is written in the Book of the Law and obey it."
I insist again to any man who lets himself be circumcised, that he is under obligation to obey the whole Law.
For anyone who obeys the whole of the Law but makes one single slip is guilty of breaking it all.