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Galatians 3 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O thoughtless Galatians, who did bewitch you, not to obey the truth -- before whose eyes Jesus Christ was described before among you crucified? 1 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified.
2 this only do I wish to learn from you -- by works of law the Spirit did ye receive, 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 so thoughtless are ye! having begun in the Spirit, now in the flesh do ye end? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?
4 so many things did ye suffer in vain! if, indeed, even in vain. 4 Have you suffered so much for nothing--if it really was for nothing?
5 He, therefore, who is supplying to you the Spirit, and working mighty acts among you -- by works of law or by the hearing of faith [is it]? 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 according as Abraham did believe God, and it was reckoned to him -- to righteousness; 6 Consider Abraham: "He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."
7 know ye, then, that those of faith -- these are sons of Abraham, 7 Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham.
8 and the Writing having foreseen that by faith God doth declare righteous the nations did proclaim before the good news to Abraham -- 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 `Blessed in thee shall be all the nations;' so that those of faith are blessed with the faithful Abraham, 9 So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
10 for as many as are of works of law are under a curse, for it hath been written, `Cursed [is] every one who is not remaining in all things that have been 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 and that in law no one is declared righteous with God, is evident, because `The righteous by faith shall live;' 11 Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, "The righteous will live by faith."
12 and the law is not by faith, but -- `The man who did them shall live in them.' 12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, "The man who does these things will live by them."
13 Christ did redeem us from the curse of the law, having become for us a curse, for it hath been written, `Cursed is every one who is hanging 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 to the nations the blessing of Abraham may come in Christ Jesus, that the promise of the Spirit we may receive through the 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, as a man I say [it], even of man a confirmed covenant no one doth make void or doth add to, 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 and to Abraham were the promises spoken, and to his seed; He doth not say, `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, A covenant confirmed before by God to Christ, the law, that came four hundred and thirty years after, doth not set aside, to make void the promise, 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 by law [be] the inheritance, [it is] no more by promise, but to Abraham through promise did God grant [it]. 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 Why, then, the law? on account of the transgressions it was added, till the seed might come to which the promise hath been made, having been set in order through messengers 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 and the mediator is not of one, and God is one -- 20 A mediator, however, does not represent just one party; but God is one.
21 the law, then, [is] against the promises of God? -- let it not be! for if a law was given that was able to make alive, truly by law there would have been the righteousness, 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 Writing did shut up the whole under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ may be given to those believing. 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 And before the coming of the faith, under law we were being kept, shut up to the faith about to be revealed, 23 Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed.
24 so that the law became our child-conductor -- to Christ, that by faith we may be declared righteous, 24 So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith.
25 and the faith having come, no more under a child-conductor are we, 25 Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.
26 for ye are all sons of God through the faith in Christ Jesus, 26 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus,
27 for as many as to Christ were baptized did put on Christ; 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
28 there is not here Jew or Greek, there is not here servant nor freeman, there is not here male and female, for all ye are 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] of Christ then of Abraham ye are seed, and according to promise -- heirs. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.