So then, does He who (A)provides you with the Spirit and (B)works [a]miracles among you, do it by works of [b]the Law, or by (C)hearing [c]with faith?

Just as (D)Abraham (E)believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness. Therefore, recognize that (F)it is those who are of faith who are (G)sons of Abraham. The Scripture, foreseeing that God [d]would justify the [e]Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “(H)All the nations will be blessed in you.” So then, (I)those who are of faith are blessed with [f]Abraham, the believer.

10 For all who are of works of [g]the Law are under a curse; for it is written: “(J)Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all the things written in the book of the Law, to do them.” 11 Now, that (K)no one is justified [h]by [i]the Law before God is evident; for, “[j](L)the righteous one will live by faith.” 12 [k]However, the Law is not [l]of faith; on the contrary, “(M)The person who performs [m]them will live by [n]them.” 13 Christ (N)redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written: “(O)Cursed is everyone who hangs on (P)a [o]tree”— 14 in order that (Q)in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham would come to the Gentiles, so that we (R)would receive (S)the promise of the Spirit through faith.

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Footnotes

  1. Galatians 3:5 Or works of power
  2. Galatians 3:5 Or law
  3. Galatians 3:5 Lit of faith
  4. Galatians 3:8 Lit justifies
  5. Galatians 3:8 Lit nations
  6. Galatians 3:9 Lit the believing Abraham
  7. Galatians 3:10 Or law
  8. Galatians 3:11 Or in
  9. Galatians 3:11 Or law
  10. Galatians 3:11 Or the one who is righteous by faith will live
  11. Galatians 3:12 Or And
  12. Galatians 3:12 Or based on
  13. Galatians 3:12 I.e., the statutes of the Law
  14. Galatians 3:12 I.e., the statutes of the Law
  15. Galatians 3:13 Or cross; lit wood; see Deut 21:23