Galatians 3:1-14 LEB

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?

References for Galatians 3:1

      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.

      References for Galatians 3:7

        • o 3:7 - Literally "of faith"
          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

          References for Galatians 3:8

            • p 3:8 - Or "Gentiles"; the same Greek word can be translated "nations" or "Gentiles" depending on the context
            • q 3:8 - A quotation from Gen 12:3; 18:18
              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

              References for Galatians 3:10

                • r 3:10 - A quotation from Deut 27:26
                  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

                  References for Galatians 3:11

                    • s 3:11 - Or "the one who is righteous by faith will live," a quotation from Hab 2:4
                      12 But the law is not from faith, but "the one who does these [things] will live by them."f

                      References for Galatians 3:12

                        • t 3:12 - A quotation from Lev 18:5
                          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

                          References for Galatians 3:13

                            • u 3:13 - *Here "[by]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("becoming") which is understood as means
                            • v 3:13 - A quotation from Deut 21:23
                              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.