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

 
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GOD'S WORD Translation (GW) New International Version (NIV)
1 You stupid people of Galatia! Who put you under an evil spell? Wasn't Christ Jesus' crucifixion clearly described to you? 1 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified.
2 I want to learn only one thing from you. Did you receive the Spirit by your own efforts to live according to a set of standards or by believing what you heard? 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 you that stupid? Did you begin in a spiritual way only to end up doing things in a human way? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?
4 Did you suffer so much for nothing? [I doubt] that it was for nothing! 4 Have you suffered so much for nothing--if it really was for nothing?
5 Does God supply you with the Spirit and work miracles among you through your own efforts or through believing what you heard? 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 Abraham serves as an example. He believed God, and that faith was regarded by God to be his approval of Abraham. 6 Consider Abraham: "He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."