Galatians 3:21-29 NIV

21 Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law.

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22 But Scripture has locked up everything under the control of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.

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Children of God

23 Before the coming of this faith,a we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed.

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    • q 3:23 - Or "through the faithfulness of Jesus …. " 23"Before faith came"
      24 So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith.

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          25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.

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          26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,

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          27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

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          28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

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          29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

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