3 O thoughtless Galatians! Who hath bewitched you,—Before whose very eyes Jesus Christ was openly set forth as a crucified one?
2 This only am I wishing to learn from you:—By works of law received ye the Spirit? Or by a believed report?
3 So thoughtless are ye? Having made a beginning in Spirit Are ye now in flesh to be made complete?
4 Such things suffered ye in vain,—If at least [it is] even in vain?
5 He then who was supplying unto you the Spirit and energising mighty works among you By works of law, Or by a believed report [did he it]?
6 Even as Abraham—Believed in God, And it was reckoned unto him as righteousness.
7 Be taking note therefore—That they who are of faith the same are sons of Abraham;
8 And the scripture Foreseeing that by faith God would declare the nations righteous Fore-announced the good news unto Abraham, saying—All the nations shall be blessed in thee.
9 So then they who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham;
10 For as many as are of works of law are under a curse,—For it is written—Accursed is everyone that continueth not in all things that are written in the book of the law to do them.
11 Moreover that in law no one is declared righteous with God [is] evident,—Because The righteous one by faith shall live;
12 And the law is not of faith, but—He that hath done them shall live in them,
13 Christ hath redeemed us out of the curse of the law, Having become in our behalf a curse;—Because it is written—Cursed is everyone that hangeth upon a tree;—
14 In order that unto the nations the blessing of Abraham might come about in Jesus Christ,—In order that the promise of the Spirit we might receive through means of the faith.
15 Brethren! in human fashion am I speaking: Yet still a man’s confirmed covenant no one setteth aside or addeth unto:
16 Now unto Abraham were spoken the promises—and unto his seed;—He saith not—And unto thy seeds, as of many, But as of one—And unto thy seed, which is Christ:
17 And this I say—A covenant previously confirmed by God the law which after four hundred and thirty years hath been brought into being doth not annul so as to do away with the promise.
18 For if by law is the inheritance It is no longer by promise; But unto Abraham through promise hath God favoured it.
19 Why then the law? Because of the transgressions it was added Until such time as the seed should come unto whom the promise had been made, And was given in charge through messengers at 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]? Far be it! For if a law had been given which had been able to give life Verily in law would have been our righteousness;
22 But the Scripture did shut up all things under sin, That the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to them who have faith,
23 Before the coming of the faith however under law were we being kept in ward, Being shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
24 So that the law hath proved our tutor [training us] for Christ, In order that by faith we might be declared righteous;
25 But the faith having come no longer are we under a tutor;—
26 For ye all are sons of God through the faith in Christ Jesus;
27 For ye as many as into Christ have been immersed have put Christ on:
28 There cannot be Jew or Greek, There cannot be bond or free, There cannot be male and female, For all ye are one in Christ Jesus:
29 Now if ye are of Christ By consequence ye are Abraham’s seed, According to promise heirs.