1OfoolishGalatians,who hath bewitchedyou, that ye shouldnotobey the truth,beforewhoseeyesJesusChrist hath been evidently set forth , crucifiedamongyou?2Thisonlywould I learnofyou, Received ye the Spiritby the works of the law,orby the hearing of faith?3
Are yesofoolish? having begun in the Spirit, are yenow made perfect by the flesh?4
Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yetinvain.5
He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit,andworkethmiraclesamongyou, doeth he it by the works of the law,orby the hearing of faith?6
Even asAbrahambelievedGod,and it was accounteda to himforrighteousness.7
Know yethereforethat they which are offaith, the sameare the children of Abraham.8And the scripture,foreseeingthatGod would justify the heathenthroughfaith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham,saying,Intheeshallallnations be blessed .
So then they which be offaith are blessedwithfaithfulAbraham.10For as many asareof the works of the lawareunder the curse:for it is written , Cursed is every onethatcontinuethnotin all thingswhich are writtenin the book of the law to dothem.11Butthat no man is justifiedby the law in the sight of God, it is evident:for, The just shall livebyfaith.12And the lawisnotoffaith:but, The man that doeththem shall liveinthem.13Christ hath redeemedusfrom the curse of the law, being made a curseforus:for it is written , Cursed is every one that hangethon a tree:14That the blessing of Abraham might comeon the GentilesthroughJesusChrist;that we might receive the promise of the Spiritthroughfaith.15Brethren, I speak after the manner ofmen; Though it be but a man'scovenant,b yet if it be confirmed , no mandisannulleth , or addeth thereto .
16Now to Abrahamandhisseedwere the promisesmade . He saithnot,And to seeds,asofmany;butasofone,And to thyseed,whichisChrist.17Andthis I say , that the covenant, that was confirmed beforeofGodinChrist, the law, which was four hundredandthirtyyearsafter,cannotdisannul , that it should make the promise of none effect .
18Forif the inheritance be of the law, it is no moreofpromise:butGodgave it to Abrahambypromise.19Whereforethen serveth the law? It was added because oftransgressions,tilltheseed should come to whom the promise was made ; and it was ordainedbyangelsin the hand of a mediator.20Now a mediatorisnot a mediator of one,butGodisone.21
Is the lawthenagainst the promises of God? God forbid : forif there had been a lawgivenwhichcould have given life , verilyrighteousnessshould have beenby the law.22But the scripture hath concludedallundersin,that the promisebyfaith of JesusChrist might be given to them that believe .
23Butbeforefaithcame , we were keptunder the law, shut upunto the faith which should afterwards be revealed .
24Wherefore the lawwasourschoolmaster to bring us untoChrist,that we might be justifiedbyfaith.25But after that faith is come , we are no longerunder a schoolmaster.26For ye areall the children of GodbyfaithinChristJesus.27For as many of you as have been baptizedintoChrist have put onChrist.28
There isneitherJewnorGreek, there isneitherbondnorfree, there isneithermalenorfemale:foryearealloneinChristJesus.29Andifye be Christ's,then are yeAbraham'sseed,andheirsaccording to the promise.