Parallel Bible results for Galatians 3:15-29

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Galatians 3:15-29

NAS 15 Brethren, I speak in terms of human relations: even though it is only a man's covenant, yet when it has been ratified, no one sets it aside or adds conditions 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. NAS 16 Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, "And to seeds," as referring to many, but rather to one, "And to your seed," that 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. NAS 17 What I am saying is this: the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise. 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. NAS 18 For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a 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. NAS 19 Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions, having been ordained through angels by the agency of a mediator, until the seed would come to whom the promise had been made. 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. NAS 20 Now a mediator is not for one party only; whereas God is only one. NIV 20 A mediator, however, does not represent just one party; but God is one. NAS 21 Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? May it never be! For if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on 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. NAS 22 But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so 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. NAS 23 But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed. NIV 23 Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. NAS 24 Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may 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. NAS 25 But now that faith has 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. NAS 26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. NIV 26 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, NAS 27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. NIV 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. NAS 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one 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. NAS 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to promise. NIV 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.