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Galatians 3

ASV 1 O foolish Galatians, who did bewitch you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was openly set forth crucified? NIV 1 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. ASV 2 This only would I learn from you. Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? NIV 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? ASV 3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now perfected in the flesh? NIV 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort? ASV 4 Did ye suffer so many things in vain? if it be indeed in vain. NIV 4 Have you suffered so much for nothing--if it really was for nothing? ASV 5 He therefore that supplieth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, [doeth he it] by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? NIV 5 Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard? ASV 6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness. NIV 6 Consider Abraham: "He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness." ASV 7 Know therefore that they that are of faith, the same are sons of Abraham. NIV 7 Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. ASV 8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand unto Abraham, [saying,] In thee shall all the nations be blessed. NIV 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." ASV 9 So then they that are of faith are blessed with the faithful Abraham. NIV 9 So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. ASV 10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under a curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one who continueth not in all things that are written in the book of the law, to do them. NIV 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." ASV 11 Now that no man is justified by the law before God, is evident: for, The righteous shall live by faith; NIV 11 Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, "The righteous will live by faith." ASV 12 and the law is not of faith; but, He that doeth them shall live in them. NIV 12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, "The man who does these things will live by them." ASV 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: NIV 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." ASV 14 that upon the Gentiles might come the blessing of Abraham in Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. NIV 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. ASV 15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men: Though it be but a man's covenant, yet when it hath been confirmed, no one maketh it void, or addeth thereto. NIV 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. ASV 16 Now to Abraham were the promises spoken, and to his seed. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. NIV 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. ASV 17 Now this I say: A covenant confirmed beforehand by God, the law, which came four hundred and thirty years after, doth not disannul, so as to make the promise of none effect. NIV 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. ASV 18 For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise: but God hath granted it to Abraham by promise. NIV 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. ASV 19 What then is the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise hath been made; [and it was] ordained through angels by the hand of a mediator. NIV 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. ASV 20 Now a mediator is not [a mediator] of one; but God is one. NIV 20 A mediator, however, does not represent just one party; but God is one. ASV 21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could make alive, verily righteousness would have been of the law. NIV 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. ASV 22 But the scriptures shut up all things under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. NIV 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. ASV 23 But before faith came, we were kept in ward under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. NIV 23 Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. ASV 24 So that the law is become our tutor [to bring us] unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. NIV 24 So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. ASV 25 But now faith that is come, we are no longer under a tutor. NIV 25 Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law. ASV 26 For ye are all sons of God, through faith, in Christ Jesus. NIV 26 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, ASV 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ did put on Christ. NIV 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. ASV 28 There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither bond nor free, there can be no male and female; for ye all are one [man] in Christ Jesus. NIV 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. ASV 29 And if ye are Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, heirs according to promise. NIV 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.