10 For as many as are of the works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written, "1CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT ABIDE BY ALL THINGS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE LAW, TO PERFORM
11 Now that 2no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, "3THE RIGHTEOUS MAN SHALL LIVE BY FAITH."
12 However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, "4HE WHO PRACTICES THEM SHALL LIVE BY THEM."
13 Christ 5redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us-for it is written, "6CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON 7A TREE "-
14 in order that 8in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we 9would receive 10the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Intent of the Law

15 11Brethren, 12I speak in terms of human relations: 13even though it is only a man's covenant, yet when it has been ratified, no one sets it aside or adds conditions to it.
16 Now the promises were spoken 14to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, "And to seeds," as referring to many, but rather to one, "15And to your seed," that is, Christ.
17 What I am saying is this: the Law, which came 16four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise.
18 For 17if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise; but 18God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise.
19 19Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions, having been 20ordained through angels 21by the agency of a mediator, until 22the seed would come to whom the promise had been made.
20 Now 23a mediator is not for one party only; whereas God is only one.
21 Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? 24May it never be! For 25if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on law.
22 But the Scripture has 26shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
23 But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, 27being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed.
24 Therefore the Law has become our 28tutor to lead us to Christ, so that 29we may be justified by faith.