Galatians 3:12
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New International Version
The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, "The person who does these things will live by them."

New Living Translation
This way of faith is very different from the way of law, which says, "It is through obeying the law that a person has life."

English Standard Version
But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.”

Berean Study Bible
The Law, however, is not based on faith; on the contrary, "The one who does these things will live by them."

Berean Literal Bible
But the Law is not of faith. Rather, "The one having done these things will live by them."

New American Standard Bible
However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, "HE WHO PRACTICES THEM SHALL LIVE BY THEM."

King James Bible
And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the law is not based on faith; instead, the one who does these things will live by them.

International Standard Version
But the Law has nothing to do with faith. Instead, "The person who keeps the commandments will have life in them."

NET Bible
But the law is not based on faith, but the one who does the works of the law will live by them.

New Heart English Bible
The law is not of faith, but, "The man who does them will live by them."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But The Written Law was not from faith, but, “Whoever shall do those things that are written in it shall live in them.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Laws have nothing to do with faith, but, "Whoever obeys laws will live because of the laws he obeys."

New American Standard 1977
However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, “HE WHO PRACTICES THEM SHALL LIVE BY THEM.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the law is not of faith, but The man that does the commandments shall live by them.

King James 2000 Bible
And the law is not of faith: but, The man that does them shall live in them.

American King James Version
And the law is not of faith: but, The man that does them shall live in them.

American Standard Version
and the law is not of faith; but, He that doeth them shall live in them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the law is not of faith: but, He that doth those things, shall live in them.

Darby Bible Translation
but the law is not on the principle of faith; but, He that shall have done these things shall live by them.

English Revised Version
and the law is not of faith; but, He that doeth them shall live in them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live by them.

Weymouth New Testament
and the Law has nothing to do with faith. It teaches that "he who does these things shall live by doing them."

World English Bible
The law is not of faith, but, "The man who does them will live by them."

Young's Literal Translation
and the law is not by faith, but -- 'The man who did them shall live in them.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:6-14 The apostle proves the doctrine he had blamed the Galatians for rejecting; namely, that of justification by faith without the works of the law. This he does from the example of Abraham, whose faith fastened upon the word and promise of God, and upon his believing he was owned and accepted of God as a righteous man. The Scripture is said to foresee, because the Holy Spirit that indited the Scripture did foresee. Through faith in the promise of God he was blessed; and it is only in the same way that others obtain this privilege. Let us then study the object, nature, and effects of Abraham's faith; for who can in any other way escape the curse of the holy law? The curse is against all sinners, therefore against all men; for all have sinned, and are become guilty before God: and if, as transgressors of the law, we are under its curse, it must be vain to look for justification by it. Those only are just or righteous who are freed from death and wrath, and restored into a state of life in the favour of God; and it is only through faith that persons become righteous. Thus we see that justification by faith is no new doctrine, but was taught in the church of God, long before the times of the gospel. It is, in truth, the only way wherein any sinners ever were, or can be justified. Though deliverance is not to be expected from the law, there is a way open to escape the curse, and regain the favour of God, namely, through faith in Christ. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law; being made sin, or a sin-offering, for us, he was made a curse for us; not separated from God, but laid for a time under the Divine punishment. The heavy sufferings of the Son of God, more loudly warn sinners to flee from the wrath to come, than all the curses of the law; for how can God spare any man who remains under sin, seeing that he spared not his own Son, when our sins were charged upon him? Yet at the same time, Christ, as from the cross, freely invites sinners to take refuge in him.
Study Bible
Christ Redeemed Us
11And it is clear that no one is justified before God by the Law, because, “The righteous will live by faith.” 12The Law, however, is not based on faith; on the contrary, “The one who does these things will live by them.” 13Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse for us. For it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”…
Cross References
Leviticus 18:5
'So you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, by which a man may live if he does them; I am the LORD.

Romans 7:10
So I discovered that the very commandment that was meant to bring life actually brought death.

Romans 10:5
For concerning the righteousness that is by the Law, Moses writes: "The man who does these things will live by them."
Treasury of Scripture

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