Chapter 3Galatians

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1 O foolish Galatians, who bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was openly †set forth crucified? 2 This only would I learn from you, Received ye the Spirit from works of law, or from hearing of faith? 3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in Spirit, are ye now perfected in flesh? 4 Did ye suffer so many things in vain? if indeed in vain. 5 Who therefore supplieth you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, is it from works of law, or from the hearing of faith? 6 Even as Abraham believed :God, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness.
 
7 Know then that who are from faith, these are sons of Abraham. 8 And the scripture, foreseeing that :God justifieth the nations by faith, preached the gospel afore to Abraham, saying, [that] In thee shall all the nations be blessed. 9 So then who are from faith are blessed with the faithful Abraham. 10 For as many as are of works of law are under a curse: for it is written [that], Cursed every one who con tinueth not in all the things written in the book of the law, to do them. 11 Now that no one is justified by law before :God, is evident: because, The right eous shall live by faith; 12 and the law is not of faith: but, Who doeth them shall live in them. 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; because it is written, Accursed every one hanging on a tree: 14 that unto the nations might come the blessing of Abraham in Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through :faith. 15 Brethren, I speak after man’s manner. Though but man’s covenant, no one maketh it void, or addeth thereto when confirmed. 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 thy :seed, which is Christ. 17 Now this I say: A covenant confirmed before by :God, the law, which came to be four hundred and thirty years after, doth not disannul, to make the promise void. 18 For if the inheritance is of law, it is no more of promise: but :God hath granted it to :Abraham by promise. 19 What therefore is the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed come to whom the promise hath been made: ordained through angels by a mediator’s hand. 20 Now not of one is the mediator; but :God is one. 21 Is the law then against the promises of God? Be it not so: for if a law had been given which could make alive, verily :righteousness would have been by law. 22 But the scripture shut up :all things under sin, that the promise from faith in Jesus Christ might be given to the believing.

23 But before the faith came, we were kept in ward under law, shut up unto the faith to be revealed. 24 So that the law is become our tutor unto Christ, that we be justified from faith. 25 But the faith having come, we are no more under a tutor. 26 For ye are all sons of God, through the faith, in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ did put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is no male and female; for ye all are one man in Christ Jesus. 29 And if ye are Christ’s, then are ye :Abraham’s seed, heirs according to promise.

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