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Galatians 3:19 NIV

19 Why, then, was the law given at all? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was given through angels and entrusted to a mediator.

References for Galatians 3:19

Study tools for Galatians 3:19

  • a 3:3 - In contexts like this, the Greek word for "flesh" ("sarx" ) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit.
  • b 3:4 - Or "suffered"
  • c 3:6 - Gen. 15:6
  • d 3:8 - Gen. 12:3; 18:18; 22:18
  • e 3:10 - Deut. 27:26
  • f 3:11 - Hab. 2:4
  • g 3:12 - Lev. 18:5
  • h 3:13 - Deut. 21:23
  • i 3:16 - Gen. 12:7; 13:15; 24:7
  • j 3:23 - Or "through the faithfulness of Jesus …. " 23"Before faith came"