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Galatians 3 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Faith Brings Righteousness

(cf. Rom 4:1–25 )
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:1 - [fn]You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:2 - This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of [fn]the Law, or by [fn]hearing with faith?
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:3 - Are you so foolish? Having begun [fn]by the Spirit, are you now [fn]being perfected by the flesh?
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:4 - Did you [fn]suffer so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain?
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:5 - So then, does He who provides you with the Spirit and works [fn]miracles among you, do it by the works of [fn]the Law, or by [fn]hearing with faith?
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:6 - [fn]Even so Abraham BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:7 - Therefore, [fn]be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:8 - The Scripture, foreseeing that God [fn]would justify the [fn]Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:9 - So then those who are of faith are blessed with [fn]Abraham, the believer.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:10 - For as many as are of the works of [fn]the Law are under a curse; for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT ABIDE BY ALL THINGS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE LAW, TO PERFORM THEM.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:11 - Now that no one is justified [fn]by [fn]the Law before God is evident; for, “[fn]THE RIGHTEOUS MAN SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:12 - [fn]However, the Law is not [fn]of faith; on the contrary, “HE WHO PRACTICES THEM SHALL LIVE [fn]BY THEM.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:13 - Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A [fn]TREE”—
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:14 - in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might [fn]come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Intent of the Law

(cf. Gen 12:1–3 )
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:15 - Brethren, I speak [fn]in terms of human relations: even though it is only a man’s [fn]covenant, yet when it has been ratified, no one sets it aside or adds [fn]conditions to it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:16 - Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to many, but rather to one, “And to your seed,” that is, Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:17 - What I am saying is this: the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:18 - For if the inheritance is [fn]based on law, it is no longer [fn]based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:19 - Why the Law then? It was added [fn]because of transgressions, having been ordained through angels by the [fn]agency of a mediator, until the seed would come to whom the promise had been made.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:20 - Now a mediator is not [fn]for one party only; whereas God is only one.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:21 - Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? May it never be! For if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness [fn]would indeed have been [fn]based on law.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:22 - But the Scripture has shut up [fn]everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:23 - But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:24 - Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:25 - But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a [fn]tutor.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:26 - For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:27 - For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:28 - There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is [fn]neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:29 - And if you [fn]belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s [fn]descendants, heirs according to promise.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: O
Or, law
Literally: the hearing of faith
Or, with
Or, ending with
Or, experience
Or, works of power
Or, law
Literally: the hearing of faith
Literally: Just as
Literally: know
Literally: justifies
Literally: nations
Literally: the believing Abraham
Or, law
Or, in
Or, law
Or, But he who is righteous by faith shall live
Or, And
Or, based on
Or, in
Or, cross; lit wood
Or, occur
Literally: according to man
Or, will or testament
Or, a codicil
Literally: out of, from
Or, for the sake of defining
Literally: hand
Literally: of one
Or, would indeed be
Literally: out of, from
Literally: things
Literally: child-conductor
Literally: not male and female
Literally: are Christ's
Literally: seed

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