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Galatians 3

NLT 1 Oh, foolish Galatians! Who has cast an evil spell on you? For the meaning of Jesus Christ’s death was made as clear to you as if you had seen a picture of his death on the cross. NIV 1 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. NLT 2 Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the Holy Spirit by obeying the law of Moses? Of course not! You received the Spirit because you believed the message you heard about Christ. NIV 2 I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? NLT 3 How foolish can you be? After starting your new lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort? NIV 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh? NLT 4 Have you experienced so much for nothing? Surely it was not in vain, was it? NIV 4 Have you experienced so much in vain—if it really was in vain? NLT 5 I ask you again, does God give you the Holy Spirit and work miracles among you because you obey the law? Of course not! It is because you believe the message you heard about Christ. NIV 5 So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? NLT 6 In the same way, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” NIV 6 So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” NLT 7 The real children of Abraham, then, are those who put their faith in God. NIV 7 Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. NLT 8 What’s more, the Scriptures looked forward to this time when God would declare the Gentiles to be righteous because of their faith. God proclaimed this good news to Abraham long ago when he said, “All nations will be blessed through you.” NIV 8 Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” NLT 9 So all who put their faith in Christ share the same blessing Abraham received because of his faith. NIV 9 So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. NLT 10 But those who depend on the law to make them right with God are under his curse, for the Scriptures say, “Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all the commands that are written in God’s Book of the Law.” NIV 10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.” NLT 11 So it is clear that no one can be made right with God by trying to keep the law. For the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.” NIV 11 Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.” NLT 12 This way of faith is very different from the way of law, which says, “It is through obeying the law that a person has life.” NIV 12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things will live by them.” NLT 13 But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” NIV 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.” NLT 14 Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing he promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promised Holy 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. NLT 15 Dear brothers and sisters, here’s an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or amend an irrevocable agreement, so it is in this case. NIV 15 Brothers and sisters, 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. NLT 16 God gave the promises to Abraham and his child. And notice that the Scripture doesn’t say “to his children, ” as if it meant many descendants. Rather, it says “to his child”—and that, of course, means Christ. NIV 16 The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,” meaning one person, who is Christ. NLT 17 This is what I am trying to say: The agreement God made with Abraham could not be canceled 430 years later when God gave the law to Moses. God would be breaking his 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. NLT 18 For if the inheritance could be received by keeping the law, then it would not be the result of accepting God’s promise. But God graciously gave it to Abraham as a promise. NIV 18 For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on the promise; but God in his grace gave it to Abraham through a promise. NLT 19 Why, then, was the law given? It was given alongside the promise to show people their sins. But the law was designed to last only until the coming of the child who was promised. God gave his law through angels to Moses, who was the mediator between God and the people. NIV 19 Why, then, was the law given at all? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was given through angels and entrusted to a mediator. NLT 20 Now a mediator is helpful if more than one party must reach an agreement. But God, who is one, did not use a mediator when he gave his promise to Abraham. NIV 20 A mediator, however, implies more than one party; but God is one. NLT 21 Is there a conflict, then, between God’s law and God’s promises? Absolutely not! If the law could give us new life, we could be made right with God by obeying it. 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. NLT 22 But the Scriptures declare that we are all prisoners of sin, so we receive God’s promise of freedom only by believing in Jesus Christ. NIV 22 But Scripture has locked up everything under the control of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe. NLT 23 Before the way of faith in Christ was available to us, we were placed under guard by the law. We were kept in protective custody, so to speak, until the way of faith was revealed. NIV 23 Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. NLT 24 Let me put it another way. The law was our guardian until Christ came; it protected us until we could be made right with God through faith. NIV 24 So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. NLT 25 And now that the way of faith has come, we no longer need the law as our guardian. NIV 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. NLT 26 For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. NIV 26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, NLT 27 And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes. NIV 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. NLT 28 There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus. NIV 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. NLT 29 And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you. NIV 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

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