Brethren, I speak in terms of human relations: even though it is only a man's covenant, yet when it has been ratified, no one sets it aside or adds conditions to it.
jAdelfoiv, N-VPM kata; PREP a~nqrwpon N-ASM levgw: V-PAI-1S o&mw? CONJ ajnqrwvpou N-GSM kekurwmevnhn V-RPP-ASF diaqhvkhn N-ASF oujdei;? A-NSF ajqetei' V-PAI-3S h^ PRT ejpidiatavssetai. V-PNI-3S
Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, "And to seeds," as referring to many, but rather to one, "And to your seed," that is, Christ.
tw'/ T-DSN de; CONJ #Abraa;m N-PRI ejrrevqhsan V-API-3P aiJ T-NPF ejpaggelivai N-NPF kai; CONJ tw'/ T-DSN spevrmati N-DSN aujtou'. P-GSM ouj PRT levgei, V-PAI-3S Kai; CONJ toi'? T-DPN spevrmasin, N-DPN wJ? ADV ejpi; PREP pollw'n, A-GPN ajll# CONJ wJ? ADV ejfj PREP eJnov?, N-GSN Kai; CONJ tw'/ T-DSN spevrmativ N-DSN sou, P-2GS o&? R-NSM ejstin V-PXI-3S Xristov?. N-NSM
What I am saying is this: the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise.
tou'to D-ASN de; CONJ levgw: V-PAI-1S diaqhvkhn N-ASF prokekurwmevnhn V-RPP-ASF uJpo; PREP tou' T-GSM qeou' N-GSM oJ T-NSM meta; PREP tetrakovsia N-APN kai; CONJ triavkonta N-NUI e~th N-APN gegonw;? V-2RAP-NSM novmo? N-NSM oujk PRT ajkuroi', V-PAI-3S eij? PREP to; T-ASN katargh'sai V-AAN th;n T-ASF ejpaggelivan. N-ASF
For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise.
eij COND ga;r CONJ ejk PREP novmou N-GSM hJ T-NSF klhronomiva, N-NSF oujkevti ADV ejx ejpaggeliva?: N-GSF tw'/ T-DSM de; CONJ #Abraa;m N-PRI dij PREP ejpaggeliva? N-GSF kecavristai V-RNI-3S oJ T-NSM qeov?. N-NSM
Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions, having been ordained through angels by the agency of a mediator, until the seed would come to whom the promise had been made.
Tiv I-NSN ou\n CONJ oJ T-NSM novmo?; N-NSM tw'n T-GPF parabavsewn N-GPF cavrin ADV prosetevqh, V-API-3S a~cri? PREP ouJ' PRT e~lqh/ V-2AAS-3S to; T-NSN spevrma N-NSN wJ'/ R-DSM ejphvggeltai, V-RNI-3S diatagei;? V-2APP-NSM dij PREP ajggevlwn N-GPM ejn PREP ceiri; N-DSF mesivtou. N-GSM
Now a mediator is not for one party only; whereas God is only one.
oJ T-NSM de; CONJ mesivth? N-NSM eJno;? N-GSM oujk PRT e~stin, V-PXI-3S oJ T-NSM de; CONJ qeo;? N-NSM eiJ'? N-NSM ejstin. V-PXI-3S
Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? May it never be! For if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on law.
JO T-NSM ou\n CONJ novmo? N-NSM kata; PREP tw'n T-GPF ejpaggeliw'n N-GPF ?tou' T-GSM qeou'?; N-GSM mh; PRT gevnoito: V-2ADO-3S eij COND ga;r CONJ ejdovqh V-API-3S novmo? N-NSM oJ T-NSM dunavmeno? V-PNP-NSM zw/opoih'sai, V-AAN o~ntw? ADV ejk PREP novmou N-GSM a^n PRT h\n V-IXI-3S hJ T-NSF dikaiosuvnh. N-NSF
But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
ajlla; CONJ sunevkleisen V-AAI-3S hJ T-NSF grafh; N-NSF ta; T-APN pavnta A-APN uJpo; PREP aJmartivan N-ASF i&na CONJ hJ T-NSF ejpaggeliva N-NSF ejk PREP pivstew? N-GSF #Ihsou' N-GSM Xristou' N-GSM doqh'/ V-APS-3S toi'? T-DPM pisteuvousin. V-PAP-DPM
But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed.
Pro; PREP tou' T-GSM de; CONJ ejlqei'n V-2AAN th;n T-ASF pivstin N-ASF uJpo; PREP novmon N-ASM ejfrourouvmeqa V-IPI-1P sugkleiovmenoi V-PPP-NPM eij? PREP th;n T-ASF mevllousan V-PAP-ASF pivstin N-ASF ajpokalufqh'nai. V-APN
Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.
w&ste CONJ oJ T-NSM novmo? N-NSM paidagwgo;? N-NSM hJmw'n P-1GP gevgonen V-2RAI-3S eij? PREP Xristovn, N-ASM i&na CONJ ejk PREP pivstew? N-GSF dikaiwqw'men: V-APS-1P
But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.
ejlqouvsh? V-2AAP-GSF de; CONJ th'? T-GSF pivstew? N-GSF oujkevti ADV uJpo; PREP paidagwgovn N-ASM ejsmen. V-PXI-1P
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Pavnte? A-NPM ga;r CONJ uiJoi; N-NPM qeou' N-GSM ejste V-PXI-2P dia; PREP th'? T-GSF pivstew? N-GSF ejn PREP Xristw'/ N-DSM #Ihsou'. N-DSM
For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
o&soi K-NPM ga;r CONJ eij? PREP Xristo;n N-ASM ejbaptivsqhte, V-API-2P Xristo;n N-ASM ejneduvsasqe: V-AMI-2P
There is neither * Jew nor Greek, there is neither * slave nor free man, there is neither * male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
oujk PRT e~ni V-PXI-3S #Ioudai'o? A-NSM oujde; ADV &ellhn, N-NSM oujk PRT e~ni V-PXI-3S dou'lo? N-NSM oujde; ADV ejleuvqero?, A-NSM oujk PRT e~ni V-PXI-3S a~rsen N-NSN kai; CONJ qh'lu: A-NSN pavnte? A-NPM ga;r CONJ uJmei'? P-2NP eiJ'? N-NSM ejste V-PXI-2P ejn PREP Xristw'/ N-DSM #Ihsou'. N-DSM
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to promise.
eij COND de; CONJ uJmei'? P-2NP Xristou', N-GSM a~ra PRT tou' T-GSM #Abraa;m N-PRI spevrma N-NSN ejstev, V-PXI-2P katj PREP ejpaggelivan N-ASF klhronovmoi. N-NPM
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