Galatians 3:1-6 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 You foolish Galatians! Who put a spell on you? Before your very eyes you had a clear description of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross! 1 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified.
2 Tell me this one thing: did you receive God's Spirit by doing what the Law requires or by hearing the gospel and believing it? 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 How can you be so foolish! You began by God's Spirit; do you now want to finish by your own power? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?
4 Did all your experience mean nothing at all? Surely it meant something! 4 Have you suffered so much for nothing--if it really was for nothing?
5 Does God give you the Spirit and work miracles among you because you do what the Law requires or because you hear the gospel and believe 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 Consider the experience of Abraham; as the scripture says, "He believed God, and because of his faith God accepted him as righteous." 6 Consider Abraham: "He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."