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1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? 1 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified.
2 This only would I learn from you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 2 I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard?
3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?
4 Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if [it is] yet in vain. 4 Have you suffered so much for nothing--if it really was for nothing?
5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, [doeth he this] by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 5 Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard?
6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 6 Consider Abraham: "He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."
7 Know ye therefore, that they who are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 7 Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham.
8 And the scripture foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel to Abraham, [saying], In thee shall all nations be blessed. 8 The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you."
9 So then they who are of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. 9 So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
10 For as many as are of the works of the law, are under the curse: for it is written, Accursed [is] every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 10 All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law."
11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [is] evident: for, The just shall live by faith. 11 Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, "The righteous will live by faith."
12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live by them. 12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, "The man who does these things will live by them."
13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Accursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree: 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree."
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. 14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it is but a man's covenant, yet [if it is] confirmed, no man disannulleth or addeth to it. 15 Brothers, let me take an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or add to a human covenant that has been duly established, so it is in this case.
16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. 16 The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say "and to seeds," meaning many people, but "and to your seed," meaning one person, who is Christ.
17 And this I say, [that] the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of no effect. 17 What I mean is this: The law, introduced 430 years later, does not set aside the covenant previously established by God and thus do away with the promise.
18 For if the inheritance [is] by the law, [it is] no more by promise: but God gave [it] to Abraham by promise. 18 For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on a promise; but God in his grace gave it to Abraham through a promise.
19 What purpose then [serveth] the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; [and it was] ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. 19 What, then, was the purpose of the law? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was put into effect through angels by a mediator.
20 Now a mediator is not a [mediator] of one; but God is one. 20 A mediator, however, does not represent just one party; but God is one.
21 [Is] the law then against the promises of God? By no means: for if there had been a law given which could give life, verily righteousness would have been by the law. 21 Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law.
22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. 22 But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.
23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up to the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 23 Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed.
24 Wherefore the law was our school-master [to bring us] to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 24 So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith.
25 But after faith is come, we are no longer under a school-master. 25 Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.
26 For ye are all children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 26 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus,
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ. 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if ye [are] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.