Galatians 3 ©
Paul asketh what had moved the Galatians to depend on the law, having already received the Spirit through faith. As Abraham was justified by faith, so they who are of faith inherit his blessing. The law brought men under a curse, and could not justify. Christ hath freed us from the curse, and laid open the blessing to all believers. Supposing that the law justified, God's covenant with Abraham would be void. But the law was only a temporary provision against sin till Christ's coming, and in no wise contrary to God's promises: serving as a schoolmaster to prepare men for Christ. But faith being come, the law is at an end, and all believers are without distinction become children of God, and heirs of the promise.
pFor as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, qCursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
vChrist hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, wCursed is every one that xhangeth on a tree:
yThat the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we zmight receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
And this I say, that the covenant, that ewas confirmed before of God in Christ, fthe law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that git should make the promise of none effect.
Wherefore then serveth the law? iIt was added because of transgressions, till jthe seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained kby angels in the hand of la mediator.