Modern Literal Version
[Galatians 3]

     3:1 O foolish Galatians, who bewitched youĎthat the truth is not to be obeyed, (in whose eyes, Jesus Christ was portrayed among youĎas having been crucified)? 3:2 I only wish to learn this thing from youĎ. Did youĎ receive the Spirit from the works of the law or from the report of faith?3:3 Are youĎ so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are youĎ now being completed in the flesh? 3:4YouĎ suffered vainly so-many things? If actually it was even vainly. 3:5 Therefore, is the one supplying the Spirit to youĎ, and working miracles among youĎ, are they from the works of thelaw or from the report of faith?

     3:6 Just-as Abraham believed God and it was counted to him *for righteousness. {Gen 15:6?}3:7Consequently*, youĎ know that those who are from faith, they are sons of Abraham. 3:8 Now the Scripture foreseeing that God would make righteous the Gentiles from faith, proclaimed the good-news beforehand to Abraham, saying, 'All the nations will be blessed in you.' {Gen 12:3, 18:18, 22:18, 26:4, 28:14}3:9 So-then those who are sons from faith are blessed together with the believing Abraham. 3:10 For* as many as are from the works of the law are under a curse; for* it has been written, 'Cursed is everyone who is not remaining in all things which have been written in the book of the law, and to practice them.' {Deu 27:26}3:11 Now it is evident that no one is made righteous in the law before God, because, 'The righteous will be living from faith.'{Hab. 2:4}3:12Now the law is not from faith, but, 'The man who does them will live in them.'{Lev 18:5}3:13Christ bought us up out of the curse of the law, having become a curse on our behalf; for* it has been written, 'Cursed is everyone who hangs upon a tree,' {Deu 21:23}3:14 in order that the blessing of Abraham might happen to the Gentiles in Christ Jesus; in order that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through the faith.

     3:15 Brethren, I am speaking according to the manner of man, even a man's covenant* when* it has been validated, no one nullifies or alters it with provisions. 3:16 Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He did not say and to seeds, as upon many, but as upon one and 'to your seed,' which is the Christ. {Gen 22:18, 26:4}3:17 Now I am saying this: the law, having happened four hundred and thirty years afterward, is not invalidating the covenant* that has been validated beforehand by God in reference to Christ, *that* it should do-away-with the promise.{Exo 12:40}3:18 For* if the inheritance is from the law, it is no more from the promise, but God has granted it to Abraham through the promise. 3:19 Therefore why was the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed would come to whom it has been promised; having been appointed through messengers by the hand of an intermediary. 3:20 Now the intermediary is not ofjust one, but God is one. 3:21 Therefore is the law against the promises of God? Let it not happen! For* if a law was given which is able to give-life, righteousness really would have been from thelaw. 3:22 But the Scriptures locked up together all things under sin, in order that the promisewhich comes from the faith of Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

     3:23 But before the faith came, we were being kept under the law, having been locked up together to the faith which was about to be revealed. 3:24 So-that the law has become our tutor to bring us to Christ, in order that we might be made righteous from the faith. 3:25 But when* the faith came, we are no longer under a tutor. 3:26 For* youĎ are all sons of God, through the faith, in Christ Jesus. 3:27 For* as many as were immersed* into Christ were clothed with Christ. 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bondservant nor free man, there is no male and female; for* youĎ all are one in Christ Jesus. 3:29 But if youĎare Christ's, youĎ are also Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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