Galatians 3:1-5 NIV

Faith or Works of the Law

1 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified.

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2 I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard?

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3 Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?a

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    • h 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.
      4 Have you experiencedb so much in vain—if it really was in vain?

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        • i 3:4 - Or "suffered"
          5 So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?

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