Galatians 3:2-12 NIV

2 I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit1 by observing the law,2 or by believing what you heard?3

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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 miracles4 among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard?5

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6 Consider Abraham: "He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."a6

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    • a 3:6 - Gen. 15:6
      7 Understand, then, that those who believe7 are children of Abraham.8

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          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."b9

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            • b 3:8 - Gen. 12:3; 18:18; 22:18
              9 So those who have faith10 are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.11

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              10 All who rely on observing the law12 are under a curse,13 for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law."c14

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                • c 3:10 - Deut. 27:26
                  11 Clearly no one is justified before God by the law,15 because, "The righteous will live by faith."d16

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                  12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, "The man who does these things will live by them."e17

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