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Galatians 3:15-17 Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

The Promise Came First

15 Brothers, I am speaking in human terms. When someone has established a last will and testament, no one nullifies it or adds to it. 16 The promises God spoke referred to Abraham and to his seed. It doesn’t say, “And to seeds,” as if it were referring to many, but, as referring to one, “And to your seed,”[a] who is Christ. 17 What I am saying is this: The law, which came into being 430 years after the covenant established earlier by God in Christ,[b] does not annul that covenant, with the result that it invalidates the promise.


  1. Galatians 3:16 Or descendant. The literal seed is retained in the translation to help readers trace the line of the promised Savior from Eve through Abraham and David to Jesus, the promised Seed of the Woman. Genesis 12:7
  2. Galatians 3:17 Some witnesses to the text omit in Christ.
Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

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