Galatians 3:1-7 GNT

1 You foolish Galatians! Who put a spell on you? Before your very eyes you had a clear description of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross!
2 Tell me this one thing: did you receive God's Spirit by doing what the Law requires or by hearing the gospel and believing it?
3 How can you be so foolish! You began by God's Spirit; do you now want to finish by your own power?
4 Did all your experience mean nothing at all? Surely it meant something!
5 Does God give you the Spirit and work miracles among you because you do what the Law requires or because you hear the gospel and believe it?
6 Consider the experience of Abraham; as the scripture says, "He believed God, and because of his faith God accepted him as righteous." 1

References for Galatians 3:6

    • 8 3:6 - 3.6 Gn 15.6; Ro 4.3.
      7 You should realize, then, that the real descendants of Abraham are the people who have faith. 2

      References for Galatians 3:7

        • 9 3:7 - 3.7 Ro 4.16.