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Galatians 3:1-14 (Lexham English Bible)

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Justified by the Law, or Justified by Faith?

1 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed [as] having been crucified? 2 I want only to learn this from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now trying to be made complete by the flesh? 4 Have you suffered so many [things] for nothing--if indeed also [it was] for nothing? 5 Therefore does the one who gives you the Spirit and who works miracles among you [do so] by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 6 Just as Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him for righteousness, 7 then understand that the ones {who have faith}a, these are sons of Abraham. 8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, proclaimed the good news in advance to Abraham: "In you all the nationsb will be blessed."c 9 So then, the ones [who have] faith are blessed together with Abraham who believed. 10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under a curse, for it is written, "Cursed [is] everyone who does not abide by all [the things] that are written in the book of the law to do them."d 11 Now [it is] clear that no one is justified in the sight of God by the law, because "the one who is righteous will live by faith."e 12 But the law is not from faith, but "the one who does these [things] will live by them."f 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law [by]g becoming a curse for us, because it is written, "Cursed [is] everyone who hangs on a tree,"h 14 in order that the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, so that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
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