191Why the Lawthen ? It was addedabecause of transgressions, having been 2ordainedthroughangels3by the bagency of a mediator, until4the seed would come to whom the promise had been made.
20Now5a mediator is not cfor one party only; whereasGod is only one.
Is the Lawthencontrary to the promises of God ? 6May it never be! For 7if a law had been given which was able to impartlife, then righteousnessdwould indeed have beenebased on law.
But the Scripture has 8shut up feveryoneundersin, so that the promise by faith in JesusChrist might be given to those who believe.
But beforefaithcame, we were kept in custodyunder the law, 9being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed.
24Therefore the Law has become our 10tutor to lead us to Christ, so that 11we may be justified by faith.
But now that faith has come, we are nolongerunder a g12tutor.
For you are all13sons of Godthroughfaith in 14ChristJesus.
For all of you who were 15baptized into Christ have 16clothed yourselves with Christ.
2817There is neitherJewnorGreek, there is neitherslavenorfreeman, there is hneithermalenorfemale ; for 18you are allone in 19ChristJesus.
And if20you ibelong to Christ, then you are Abraham'sjdescendants, heirsaccording to 21promise.