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

 
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1 You foolish people of Galatia! Who has put you under an evil spell? When I preached, I clearly showed you that Jesus Christ had been nailed to the cross. 1 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified.
2 I would like to learn just one thing from you. Did you receive the Holy Spirit by obeying the law? Or did you receive the Spirit 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 so foolish? You began with the Holy Spirit. Are you now trying to complete God's work in you by your own strength? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?
4 Have you suffered so much for nothing? And was it really for nothing? 4 Have you suffered so much for nothing--if it really was for nothing?
5 Why does God give you his Spirit? Why does he work miracles among you? Is it because you do what the law says? Or is it because you believe what you have 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 Think about Abraham. Scripture says, "Abraham believed God. God accepted Abraham because he believed. So his faith made him right with God."#1(Genesis 15:6)#2 6 Consider Abraham: "He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."