Galatians 2:21
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New International Version
I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!"

New Living Translation
I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die.

English Standard Version
I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.

Berean Study Bible
I do not set aside the grace of God. For if righteousness comes through the Law, Christ died for nothing."

Berean Literal Bible
I do not set aside the grace of God. For if righteousness is through the Law, then Christ died for naught."

New American Standard Bible
"I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly."

King James Bible
I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died for nothing.

International Standard Version
I do not misapply God's grace, for if righteousness comes about by doing what the Law requires, then the Messiah died for nothing.

NET Bible
I do not set aside God's grace, because if righteousness could come through the law, then Christ died for nothing!

New Heart English Bible
I do not make void the grace of God. For if righteousness is through the law, then Christ died for nothing."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I do not reject the grace of God, for if righteousness is by The Written Law, The Messiah died for nothing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I don't reject God's kindness. If we receive God's approval by obeying laws, then Christ's death was pointless.

New American Standard 1977
“I do not nullify the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
I do not reject the grace of God, for if righteousness comes by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

King James 2000 Bible
I do not nullify the grace of God: for if righteousness comes by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

American King James Version
I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

American Standard Version
I do not make void the grace of God: for if righteousness is through the law, then Christ died for nought.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I cast not away the grace of God. For if justice be by the law, then Christ died in vain.

Darby Bible Translation
I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness [is] by law, then Christ has died for nothing.

English Revised Version
I do not make void the grace of God: for if righteousness is through the law, then Christ died for nought.

Webster's Bible Translation
I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness is attainable by the law, then Christ hath died in vain.

Weymouth New Testament
I do not nullify the grace of God; for if acquittal from guilt is obtainable through the Law, then Christ has died in vain."

World English Bible
I don't make void the grace of God. For if righteousness is through the law, then Christ died for nothing!"

Young's Literal Translation
I do not make void the grace of God, for if righteousness be through law -- then Christ died in vain.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:20,21 Here, in his own person, the apostle describes the spiritual or hidden life of a believer. The old man is crucified, Ro 6:6, but the new man is living; sin is mortified, and grace is quickened. He has the comforts and the triumphs of grace; yet that grace is not from himself, but from another. Believers see themselves living in a state of dependence on Christ. Hence it is, that though he lives in the flesh, yet he does not live after the flesh. Those who have true faith, live by that faith; and faith fastens upon Christ's giving himself for us. He loved me, and gave himself for me. As if the apostle said, The Lord saw me fleeing from him more and more. Such wickedness, error, and ignorance were in my will and understanding, that it was not possible for me to be ransomed by any other means than by such a price. Consider well this price. Here notice the false faith of many. And their profession is accordingly; they have the form of godliness without the power of it. They think they believe the articles of faith aright, but they are deceived. For to believe in Christ crucified, is not only to believe that he was crucified, but also to believe that I am crucified with him. And this is to know Christ crucified. Hence we learn what is the nature of grace. God's grace cannot stand with man's merit. Grace is no grace unless it is freely given every way. The more simply the believer relies on Christ for every thing, the more devotedly does he walk before Him in all his ordinances and commandments. Christ lives and reigns in him, and he lives here on earth by faith in the Son of God, which works by love, causes obedience, and changes into his holy image. Thus he neither abuses the grace of God, nor makes it in vain.
Study Bible
Paul Confronts Cephas
20I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. 21I do not set aside the grace of God. For if righteousness comes through the Law, Christ died for nothing.”
Cross References
Romans 4:25
He was delivered over to death for our trespasses and was raised to life for our justification.

Galatians 3:21
Is the Law, then, opposed to the promises of God? Not at all! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come from the Law.
Treasury of Scripture

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do not.

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righteousness. See on ver.

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