6aEvenso1Abraham2BELIEVEDGOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
7Therefore, bbe sure that 3it is those who are of faithwho are 4sons of Abraham.
The Scripture, foreseeing that Godcwould justify the dGentiles by faith, preached the gospelbeforehand to Abraham, saying, "5ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU.
9Sothen6those who are of faith are blessed with eAbraham, the believer.
For as many as are of the works of fthe Law are under a curse ; for it is written, "7CURSED IS EVERYONEWHO DOES NOT ABIDE BY ALLTHINGSWRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE LAW, TO PERFORM11Now that 8noone is justifiedgby hthe LawbeforeGod is evident ; for, "i9THE RIGHTEOUSMAN SHALL LIVE BY FAITH."
12jHowever, the Law is not kof faith ; on the contrary, "10HE WHO PRACTICES THEM SHALL LIVElBY THEM."
13Christ11redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us-for it is written, "12CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON 13A mTREE "-
in order that 14in ChristJesus the blessing of Abraham might ncome to the Gentiles, so that we 15would receive16the promise of the Spiritthroughfaith.
1517Brethren, 18I speakoin terms of humanrelations : 19eventhough it is only a man'spcovenant, yet when it has been ratified, noonesets it asideoraddsqconditions to it.
16Now the promises were spoken20to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, "And to seeds," as referring to many, but rather to one, "21And to your seed," that is, Christ.