So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”[a](A)

Understand, then, that those who have faith(B) are children of Abraham.(C) Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”[b](D) So those who rely on faith(E) are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.(F)

10 For all who rely on the works of the law(G) are under a curse,(H) as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.”[c](I) 11 Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God,(J) because “the righteous will live by faith.”[d](K) 12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things will live by them.”[e](L) 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law(M) by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.”[f](N) 14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus,(O) so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.(P)

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Footnotes

  1. Galatians 3:6 Gen. 15:6
  2. Galatians 3:8 Gen. 12:3; 18:18; 22:18
  3. Galatians 3:10 Deut. 27:26
  4. Galatians 3:11 Hab. 2:4
  5. Galatians 3:12 Lev. 18:5
  6. Galatians 3:13 Deut. 21:23

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