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Galatians 3:13-23 (New American Standard)

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13 Christ 1redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us-for it is written, "2CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON 3A aTREE "- 14 in order that 4in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might bcome to the Gentiles, so that we 5would receive 6the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Intent of the Law

15 7Brethren, 8I speak cin terms of human relations: 9even though it is only a man's dcovenant, yet when it has been ratified, no one sets it aside or adds econditions to it. 16 Now the promises were spoken 10to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, "And to seeds," as referring to many, but rather to one, "11And to your seed," that is, Christ. 17 What I am saying is this: the Law, which came 12four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise. 18 For 13if the inheritance is fbased on law, it is no longer gbased on a promise; but 14God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise. 19 15Why the Law then? It was added hbecause of transgressions, having been 16ordained through angels 17by the iagency of a mediator, until 18the seed would come to whom the promise had been made. 20 Now 19a mediator is not jfor one party only; whereas God is only one. 21 Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? 20May it never be! For 21if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness kwould indeed have been lbased on law. 22 But the Scripture has 22shut up meveryone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. 23 But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, 23being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed.
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