is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I
make myself a transgressor.
 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live
in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
 I do not
frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
 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?
 This only would I learn of you, Received
ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
 Are ye so foolish? having begun in
the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
 Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be
yet in vain.
 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?
 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was
accounted to him for righteousness.
 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the
children of Abraham.
 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.
 So then they
which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
 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.
 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is
evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall
live in them.
 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:
 That the blessing of Abraham might come
on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
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.
 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.
 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.
 For if the
inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
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.
 Now a mediator is not a
mediator of one, but God is one.
 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.
But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given
to them that believe.
 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which
should afterwards be revealed.
 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that
we might be justified by faith.
 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
 For as many of you as have been baptized
into Christ have put on Christ.
 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.
 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's
seed, and heirs according to the promise.
 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord
 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
 Even so we, when
we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
 But when the fulness of the time
was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
 To redeem them that
were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
 And because ye are sons, God hath
sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
 Wherefore thou art no more a
servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
 Howbeit then, when ye knew not
God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.
 But now, after that ye have known God,
or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire