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."a11
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."b12
But the law is not from faith, but "the one who does these [things] will live by them."c13
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law [by]d becoming a curse for us, because it is written, "Cursed [is] everyone who hangs on a tree,"e14
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.
Brothers, I am speaking according to a human perspective. Nevertheless, [when]f the covenant of a man has been ratified, no one declares [it] invalid or adds additional provisions [to it].
Now to Abraham and to his descendant the promises were spoken. It does not say, "and to descendants," as concerning many, but as concerning one, "and to your descendant,"g who is Christ.
Now I am saying this: the law, that came after four hundred and thirty years, does not revoke a covenant previously ratified by God, in order to nullify the promise.
For if the inheritance [is] from the law, [it is] no longer from the promise, but God graciously gave [it] to Abraham through the promise.
Why then the law? It was added on account of transgressions, until the descendant should come to whom it had been promised, having been ordered through angels by the hand of a mediator.
Now the mediator is not for one, but God is one.