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13 Bible Verses about Under The Law

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Galatians 4:21

Tell me, you who are bent on being under the Law, will you listen to what the Law [really] says?

Galatians 5:3

I once more protest and testify to every man who receives circumcision that he is under obligation and bound to practice the whole of the Law and its ordinances.

Romans 2:17

But if you bear the name of Jew and rely upon the Law and pride yourselves in God and your relationship to Him,

Romans 7:1

Do you not know, brethren -- "for I am speaking to men who are acquainted with the Law -- "that legal claims have power over a person only for as long as he is alive?

Romans 3:19

Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that [the murmurs and excuses of] every mouth may be hushed and all the world may be held accountable to God.

Romans 4:16

Therefore, [inheriting] the promise is the outcome of faith and depends [entirely] on faith, in order that it might be given as an act of grace (unmerited favor), to make it stable and valid and guaranteed to all his descendants -- "not only to the devotees and adherents of the Law, but also to those who share the faith of Abraham, who is [thus] the father of us all.

Galatians 3:23

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),

Galatians 4:5

To purchase the freedom of (to ransom, to redeem, to atone for) those who were subject to the Law, that we might be adopted and have sonship conferred upon us [and be recognized as God's sons].

Hebrews 9:22

[In fact] under the Law almost everything is purified by means of blood, and without the shedding of blood there is neither release from sin and its guilt nor the remission of the due and merited punishment for sins.

Galatians 3:10

And all who depend on the Law [who are seeking to be justified by obedience to the Law of rituals] are under a curse and doomed to disappointment and destruction, for it is written in the Scriptures, Cursed (accursed, devoted to destruction, doomed to eternal punishment) be everyone who does not continue to abide (live and remain) by all the precepts and commands written in the Book of the Law and to practice them.

Romans 2:12

All who have sinned without the Law will also perish without [regard to] the Law, and all who have sinned under the Law will be judged and condemned by the Law.

1 Corinthians 9:20

To the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to men under the Law, [I became] as one under the Law, though not myself being under the Law, that I might win those under the Law.

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Blood » Eating of, forbidden to » israelites » Under the law

Leviticus 3:17

It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations in all your dwelling places, that you eat neither fat nor blood.

Leviticus 17:10

Any one of the house of Israel or of the strangers who dwell temporarily among them who eats any kind of blood, against that person I will set My face and I will cut him off from among his people [that he may not be included in the atonement made for them].

Leviticus 17:12

Therefore I have said to the Israelites, No person among you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger who dwells temporarily among you eat blood.

Justification before God » Under the law » Man cannot attain to

Romans 3:20

For no person will be justified (made righteous, acquitted, and judged acceptable) in His sight by observing the works prescribed by the Law. For [the real function of] the Law is to make men recognize and be conscious of sin [ not mere perception, but an acquaintance with sin which works toward repentance, faith, and holy character].

Psalm 130:3

If You, Lord, should keep account of and treat [us according to our] sins, O Lord, who could stand?

Psalm 143:2

And enter not into judgment with Your servant, for in Your sight no man living is [in himself] righteous or justified.

Job 9:2-3

Yes, I know it is true. But how can mortal man be right before God? If one should want to contend with Him, he cannot answer one [of His questions] in a thousand.

More verses: Romans 9:31-32

Justification before God » Under the law » Requires perfect obedience

Romans 2:13

For it is not merely hearing the Law [read] that makes one righteous before God, but it is the doers of the Law who will be held guiltless and acquitted and justified.

Leviticus 18:5

You shall therefore keep My statutes and My ordinances which, if a man does, he shall live by them. I am the Lord.

Romans 10:5

For Moses writes that the man who [can] practice the righteousness (perfect conformity to God's will) which is based on the Law [with all its intricate demands] shall live by it.

James 2:10

For whosoever keeps the Law [as a] whole but stumbles and offends in one [single instance] has become guilty of [breaking] all of it.