You foolish Galatians! Whose sophistry has bewitched you--you to whom Jesus Christ has been vividly portrayed as on the Cross?
Answer me this one question, "Is it on the ground of your obedience to the Law that you received the Spirit, or is it because, when you heard, you believed?"
Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now going to reach perfection through what is external?
Have you endured such sufferings to no purpose--if indeed it has been to no purpose?
He who gives you His Spirit and works miracles among you--does He do so on the ground of your obedience to the Law, or is it the result of your having heard and believed:
even as Abraham believed God, and his faith was placed to his account as righteousness?