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Did you experience so many things[a] in vain?—if indeed it was in vain. Does, then, the one who supplies the Spirit to you and works mighty deeds among you do so from works of the law or from faith in what you heard?(A) Thus Abraham “believed God,(B) and it was credited to him as righteousness.”[b]

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  1. 3:4 Experience so many things: probably the mighty deeds of Gal 1:5 but possibly the experience of sufferings.
  2. 3:6 Abraham…righteousness: see Gn 15:6; Rom 4:3. The Galatians like Abraham heard with faith and experienced justification. This first argument forms the basis for the further scriptural evidence that follows.