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Galatians 3:14-24 (New American Standard)

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14 in order that 1in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might acome to the Gentiles, so that we 2would receive 3the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Intent of the Law

15 4Brethren, 5I speak bin terms of human relations: 6even though it is only a man's ccovenant, yet when it has been ratified, no one sets it aside or adds dconditions to it. 16 Now the promises were spoken 7to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, "And to seeds," as referring to many, but rather to one, "8And to your seed," that is, Christ. 17 What I am saying is this: the Law, which came 9four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise. 18 For 10if the inheritance is ebased on law, it is no longer fbased on a promise; but 11God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise. 19 12Why the Law then? It was added gbecause of transgressions, having been 13ordained through angels 14by the hagency of a mediator, until 15the seed would come to whom the promise had been made. 20 Now 16a mediator is not ifor one party only; whereas God is only one. 21 Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? 17May it never be! For 18if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness jwould indeed have been kbased on law. 22 But the Scripture has 19shut up leveryone 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, 20being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed. 24 Therefore the Law has become our 21tutor to lead us to Christ, so that 22we may be justified by faith.
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