Parallel Bible results for Galatians 3:14-24

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Galatians 3:14-24

WEB 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through 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. WEB 15 Brothers, I speak like men. Though it is only a man's covenant, yet when it has been confirmed, no one makes it void, or adds to it. 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. WEB 16 Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He doesn't say, "To seeds," as of many, but as of one, "To your 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. WEB 17 Now I say this. A covenant confirmed beforehand by God in Christ, the law, which came four hundred and thirty years after, does not annul, so as to make the promise of no 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. WEB 18 For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise; but God has 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. WEB 19 What then is the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the seed should come to whom the promise has been made. 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. WEB 20 Now a mediator is not between one, but God is one. NIV 20 A mediator, however, does not represent just one party; but God is one. WEB 21 Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could make alive, most assuredly 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. WEB 22 But the Scriptures shut up all things under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who 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. WEB 23 But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, shut up to 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. WEB 24 So that the law has become our tutor to bring us to 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.