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Have you suffered so many things for nothing?—if indeed it was for nothing. Does God then give[a] you the Spirit and work miracles among you by your doing the works of the law[b] or by your believing what you heard?[c]

Just as Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,[d]

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  1. Galatians 3:5 tn Or “provide.”
  2. Galatians 3:5 tn Grk “by [the] works of [the] law” (the same phrase as in v. 2).
  3. Galatians 3:5 tn Grk “by [the] hearing of faith” (the same phrase as in v. 2).
  4. Galatians 3:6 sn A quotation from Gen 15:6.