PAUL THE APOSTLE
Galatians 3 ©
1 The apostle, after a sharp rebuke toward the Galatians, proves further that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Christ. 2 Forasmuch as they themselves had found that they had received the gifts of the Spirit, not by the law, but by faith. 6 Proves it also by the example of Abraham, who is the father of all believers. 10 And by certain clear testimonies of the Holy Scripture. 13 Testifies that Christ has delivered us from the curse of the law, and procured us the blessing. 15 That by this doctrine the law is not made void, nor of none effect, neither is it against the promise of God. 19 But that the same shows us sin. 24 And leads us as a schoolmaster to Christ. 25 Afterward he teaches how the law of Moses is abrogated by Christ unto all believers. 28 Without difference of nations or qualities. 29 Seeing they are all Abraham’s seed.
O 1FOOLISH Galatians, whoa hath 2bewitched you, that ye should not 3obey 4the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidentlyb5set forth, 6crucified among you?
7This only would I learn 8of you, Received ye 9the Spirit by the works of the law, or 10by the hearing of faith?
Are ye so 11foolish? 12having begun 13in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect 14by the flesh?
Have ye suffered 15so many things 16in vain? 17if it be yet in vain.
He therefore that ministereth to you 18the Spirit, and worketh 19miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or 20by the hearing of faith?
Evenc as 21Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
22Know ye therefore that they 23which are of faith, the same are 24the children of Abraham.
And 25the scripture, 26foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, 27preached 28before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, 29Ind thee shall all 30nations 31be blessed.
So then they which be of faith are blessed 32with faithful Abraham.
For as many as are 33of the works of the law 34are under the curse: for 35it is written, Cursedeis 36every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law 37to do them.
Butf that no man is justified 38by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for,g39The just shall live by faith.
And the law 40is not of faith: but, Theh man that 41doeth them 42shall live 43in them.
Christi hath 44redeemed us 45from the curse of the law, being made 46a curse 47for us: for 48it is written, Cursedjis every one that hangeth 49on a tree:
That 50the blessing of Abraham 51might come 52on the Gentiles 53through Jesus Christ; that 54we might receive 55the promise of the Spirit 56through faith.
Brethren, I speak 57after the manner of men; Thoughkit be but a man’s 58covenant, yet if it be 59confirmed, 60no man disannulleth, or 61addeth thereto.
Nowl to Abraham and his 62seed were 63the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, 64which is Christ.
65And this I say, that 66the covenant, that was confirmed 67before of God 68in Christ, 69the law, 70which was four hundred and thirty years after,m cannot 71disannul, that it should make 72the promise of none effect.
Forn if 73the inheritance be 74of the law, it is no more 75of promise: but God 76gave it to 77Abraham 78by promise.
79Wherefore then serveth the law? Ito was 80added 81because of transgressions, till 82the seed should come 83to whom the promise was made; and 84it was 85ordained 86byp angels 87in the hand 88ofq a mediator.
Now a mediator is not a mediator 89of one, but God 90is one.
91Is the law then against the promises of God? 92God forbid: for if there had been a law 93given 94which could have given life, 95verily righteousness should have been by the law.
96Butr97the scripture hath concludeds all 98under sin, 99that the promise 100by faith of Jesus Christ 101might be given to them 102that believe.
But 103before faith came, we were 104kept under the law, shut up 105unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
Whereforet the law was 106our 107schoolmaster to bring us 108unto Christ, that we might be justified 109by faith.
But after that 110faith is come, we are 111no longer under a schoolmaster.
Foru112ye are all 113the children of God 114by faith 115in Christ Jesus.
Forv116as many of you as have been baptized 117into Christ have put 118on Christ.
119There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: forw ye are all 120one 121in Christ Jesus.
Andx if 122ye be Christ's, then are ye 123Abraham’s seed, and 124heirs according 125to the promise.