Why, then, the law? on account of the transgressions it was added, till the seed might come to which the promise hath been made, having been set in order through messengers in the hand of a mediator --
and the mediator is not of one, and God is one --
the law, then, [is] against the promises of God? -- let it not be! for if a law was given that was able to make alive, truly by law there would have been the righteousness,
but the Writing did shut up the whole under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ may be given to those believing.
And before the coming of the faith, under law we were being kept, shut up to the faith about to be revealed,
so that the law became our child-conductor -- to Christ, that by faith we may be declared righteous,
and the faith having come, no more under a child-conductor are we,