King James VersionGalatians3


1 O fool­ish Gala­tians, who hath be­witched you, that ye should not obey the truth, be­fore whose eyes Je­sus Christ hath been ev­i­dent­ly set forth, cru­ci­fied among you? 2 This only would I learn of you, Re­ceived ye the Spir­it by the works of the law, or by the hear­ing of faith? 3 Are ye so fool­ish? hav­ing be­gun in the Spir­it, are ye now made per­fect by the flesh? 4 Have ye suf­fered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain. 5 He there­fore that min­is­tereth to you the Spir­it, and wor­keth mir­a­cles among you, ­doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hear­ing of faith? 6 Even as Abra­ham be­lieved God, and it was ac­count­ed to him for righ­teous­ness. 7 Know ye there­fore that they which are of faith, the same are the chil­dren of Abra­ham. 8 And the scrip­ture, fore­see­ing that God would jus­ti­fy the hea­then through faith, preached be­fore the gospel unto Abra­ham, saying, In thee shall all na­tions be blessed. 9 So then they which be 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 ev­ery one that con­tin­ueth not in all things which are writ­ten in the book of the law to do them. 11 But that no man is jus­ti­fied by the law in the sight of God, it is ev­i­dent: for, The just shall live by faith. 12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. 13 Christ hath re­deemed us from the curse of the law, be­ing made a curse for us: for it is writ­ten, Cursed is ev­ery one that hangeth on a tree: 14 That the bless­ing of Abra­ham might come on the Gen­tiles through Je­sus Christ; that we might re­ceive the promise of the Spir­it through faith. 15 Brethren, I speak af­ter the man­ner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be con­firmed, no man dis­an­nul­leth, or ad­deth there­to. 16 Now to Abra­ham and his seed were the promis­es made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. 17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was con­firmed be­fore of God in Christ, the law, which was four hun­dred and thir­ty years af­ter, can­not dis­an­nul, that it should make the promise of none ef­fect. 18 For if the in­her­i­tance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abra­ham by promise. 19 Where­fore then serveth the law? It was added be­cause of trans­gres­sions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was or­dained by an­gels in 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? God for­bid: for if there had been a law giv­en which could have giv­en life, ver­i­ly righ­teous­ness should have been by the law. 22 But the scrip­ture hath con­clud­ed all un­der sin, that the promise by faith of Je­sus Christ might be giv­en to them that be­lieve. 23 But be­fore faith came, we were kept un­der the law, shut up unto the faith which should af­ter­wards be re­vealed. 24 Where­fore the law was our school­mas­ter ­to bring us unto Christ, that we might be jus­ti­fied by faith. 25 But af­ter that faith is come, we are no longer un­der a school­mas­ter. 26 For ye are all the chil­dren of God by faith in Christ Je­sus. 27 For as many of you as have been bap­tized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is nei­ther Jew nor Greek, there is nei­ther bond nor free, there is nei­ther male nor fe­male: for ye are all one in Christ Je­sus. 29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs ac­cord­ing to the promise.