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15 Brothers, let me use an example from everyday life.[a] Once an agreement[b] has been ratified, no one can cancel it or add conditions to it. 16 Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his descendant. It doesn’t say “descendants,” referring to many, but “your descendant,”[c] referring to one person, who is the Messiah.[d] 17 This is what I mean: The Law that came 430 years later did not cancel the covenant that God ratified previously. The promise was never nullified.

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Footnotes

  1. Galatians 3:15 Lit. I am speaking according to man
  2. Galatians 3:15 Lit. covenant; or treaty
  3. Galatians 3:16 Gen 12:7
  4. Galatians 3:16 Or Christ

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