1 O foolish Galatians. Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?
2 This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law,
or by the hearing of faith?
3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, do you now perfect yourselves in the
4 Have you suffered so many things in vain; if indeed it was in vain?
5 Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and displays works of power in you, does
He do it by the works of the Law, or by the hearing of faith?
6 Just as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
7 Therefore know that those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.
8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached
the gospel before to Abraham, saying, In you all the nations shall be blessed.
9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
10 For as many as are of the works of the Law are under the curse; for it is written, Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the Law, to do them.
11 But that no one is justified by the Law in the sight of God is evident; for, The just
shall live by faith.
12 Yet the Law is not of faith; but, The man who does them shall live in them.
13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us (for
it is written, Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree),
14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we
might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
15 Brethren, I speak in the manner of men: Though it is only a man's covenant, yet if it
is confirmed, no one annuls or adds to it.
16 Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, And to
seeds, as of many, but as of one, And to your Seed, who is Christ.
17 And this I say, A covenant having been established before by God in Christ, the Law
coming into being four hundred and thirty years later, does not annul the promise, so as
to abolish it.
18 For if the inheritance is of the Law, it is no longer of promise; but God gave it to
Abraham by promise.
19 What purpose then does the Law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till
the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was appointed through
angels by the hand of a mediator.
20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
21 Is the Law then against the promises of God? Let it not be. For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been out of the Law.
22 But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by the faith of Jesus
Christ might be given to those believing.
23 But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the Law, kept for the faith which
would afterward be revealed.
24 Therefore the Law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by
25 But now that faith has come, we are no 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 immersed into Christ have 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 in Christ Jesus.
29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the