Parallel Bible results for Galatians 3:19-25

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Galatians 3:19-25

NRS 19 Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring would come to whom the promise had been made; and it was ordained through angels by 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. NRS 20 Now a mediator involves more than one party; but God is one. NIV 20 A mediator, however, does not represent just one party; but God is one. NRS 21 Is the law then opposed to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could make alive, then righteousness would indeed come through 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. NRS 22 But the scripture has imprisoned all things under the power of sin, so that what was promised through 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. NRS 23 Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. NIV 23 Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. NRS 24 Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, so 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. NRS 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian, NIV 25 Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.