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Inheritance Comes from Promises and not Law

15 Brothers and sisters,[a] I offer an example from everyday life:[b] When a covenant[c] has been ratified,[d] even though it is only a human contract, no one can set it aside or add anything to it.

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  1. Galatians 3:15 tn Grk “brothers.” See note on the phrase “brothers and sisters” in 1:11.
  2. Galatians 3:15 tn Grk “I speak according to man,” referring to the illustration that follows.
  3. Galatians 3:15 tn The same Greek word, διαθήκη (diathēkē), can mean either “covenant” or “will,” but in this context the former is preferred here because Paul is discussing in vv. 16-18 the Abrahamic covenant.
  4. Galatians 3:15 tn Or “has been put into effect.”

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