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Galatians 3:1-10 (New International Version)

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Faith or Observance of the Law

1 You foolish1 Galatians!2 Who has bewitched you?3 Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified.4 2 I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit5 by observing the law,6 or by believing what you heard?7 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort? 4 Have you suffered so much for nothing--if it really was for nothing? 5 Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles8 among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard?9 6 Consider Abraham: "He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."a10 7 Understand, then, that those who believe11 are children of Abraham.12 8 The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you."b13 9 So those who have faith14 are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.15 10 All who rely on observing the law16 are under a curse,17 for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law."c18
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