Galatians 3:19-25 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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19 Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made; and it was ordained by angels through an intermediary. 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 an intermediary implies more than 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? Certainly not; for if a law had been given which could make alive, then righteousness would indeed be 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 consigned all things to sin, that what was promised to faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who 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 Now before faith came, we were confined under the law, kept under restraint until faith should 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 was our custodian until Christ came, 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 now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian; 25 Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.