For all who rely on works of the law are 1under a curse; for it is written, 2"Cursed be everyone who does not 3abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them."
Now it is evident that 4no one is justified before God by the law, for 5"The righteous shall live by faith."a12
But the law is not of faith, rather 6"The one who does them shall live by them."
Christ 7redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us--for it is written, 8"Cursed is everyone who is hanged 9on a tree"--
so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might 10come to the Gentiles, so that 11we might receive 12the promised Spiritb through faith.