Galatians 3:1-6 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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          6 So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”c

          References for Galatians 3:6

            • j 3:6 - Gen. 15:6

              Study tools for Galatians 3:1-6

              • 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"