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Galatians 3

1 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly shown forth crucified among you? 2 This only I wish to learn from you, from works of law did you receive the spirit or from hearing of faith? Are you thus foolish? Having begun in [the] spirit are you completed1 by [the] flesh? 4 Have you suffered so many [things] without reason? If it indeed [be] without reason. 5 The [one] therefore providing to you the spirit, and working ability in you, [Is it] from works of [the] law or from hearing of faith? 6 Just as Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him for justness. 7 Be knowing therefore that those from faith, these are sons [of] Abraham. 8 For the scripture, having foreseen that from faith would God be justifying the nations, pre-good-newsed to Abraham that: All the nations will be blessed in you. 9 So those from trust are blessed with trustworthy Abraham. 10 For as many as are from [the] works of [the] law, they are under [a] curse, for it is written2 that: All [are] accursed who do not remain in everything written in the scroll of the law, to do them. 11 For that in [the] law is no one justified before God [is] evident, because: The just will zoe-live3 from faith. 12 But the law is not from faith, but the [one] having done them will zoe-live3 in them. 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become [the] curse in our behalf, for it is written4:
Cursed [is] everyone hanging upon [the] tree,
14 in order that the blessing of Abraham become to the nations in Christ Jesus, in order that we receive the promise of the spirit through faith. 15 Brothers, I speak according to man. Likewise no man having ratified [a] contract5 sets it aside or adds to [it]. 16 So the promises were told to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say: And to his seed, as upon many, but as upon one: And to his seed, who is Christ. 17 But this he says: The law having come to be after 430 years did not invalidate the contract6 having been formerly ratified by God, to nullifying the promises. 18 For if the inheritance [is] from law, no longer is it from promise. 19 What therefore [is] the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the seed come to whom it was promised, commanded through angels, in [the] hand of [the] mediator. 20 Now the mediator is not one [thing], but God is one [person]. 21 Is the law therefore according to the promises of God? May it not be: For if the law, being able, was given to make-zoe-alive, justness would certainly have been from [the] law. 22 But the scripture has shut everything under sin in order that the promise from faith in Jesus Christ be given to those believing. 23 But before faith came we, being shut in, were confined for the faith [about] to be revealed. 24 So the law became our tutor to Christ, in order that we be justified from faith. 25 So faith having come we are not longer under [a] tutor. 26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many [of you] as were baptized into Christ, you put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one [person] in Christ Jesus. 29 So if you [be] of Christ, then you are seed of Abraham, heirs according to promise.

1or "perfected"


3from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.


5or "will", "testament", "covenant"

6or "will", "testament", "covenant"