Bible Text: Galations 3:6-29Series: Galatians |
[Gal 3:6 NASB]
Even so Abraham BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
[Gal 3:7 NASB]
Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham.
[Gal 3:8 NASB]
The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, [saying,] "ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU."
[Gal 3:9 NASB]
So then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer.
[Gal 3:10 NASB]
For as many as are of the works of 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."
[Gal 3:11 NASB]
Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, "THE RIGHTEOUS MAN SHALL LIVE BY FAITH."
[Gal 3:12 NASB]
However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, "HE WHO PRACTICES THEM SHALL LIVE BY THEM."
[Gal 3:13 NASB]
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 TREE"--
[Gal 3:14 NASB]
in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
[Gal 3:15 NASB]
Brethren, I speak in terms of human relations: even though it is [only] a man's covenant, yet when it has been ratified, no one sets it aside or adds conditions to it.
[Gal 3:16 NASB]
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.
[Gal 3:17 NASB]
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.
[Gal 3:18 NASB]
For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise.
[Gal 3:19 NASB]
Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions, having been ordained through angels by the agency of a mediator, until the seed would come to whom the promise had been made.
[Gal 3:20 NASB]
Now a mediator is not for one [party only;] whereas God is [only] one.
[Gal 3:21 NASB]
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 would indeed have been based on law.
[Gal 3:22 NASB]
But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
[Gal 3:23 NASB]
But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed.
[Gal 3:24 NASB]
Therefore the Law has become our tutor [to lead us] to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.
[Gal 3:25 NASB]
But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.
[Gal 3:26 NASB]
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
[Gal 3:27 NASB]
For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
[Gal 3:28 NASB]
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
[Gal 3:29 NASB]
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to promise.