Galatians 3:18
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New International Version
For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on the promise; but God in his grace gave it to Abraham through a promise.

New Living Translation
For if the inheritance could be received by keeping the law, then it would not be the result of accepting God's promise. But God graciously gave it to Abraham as a promise.

English Standard Version
For if the inheritance comes by the law, it no longer comes by promise; but God gave it to Abraham by a promise.

Berean Study Bible
For if the inheritance depends on the Law, then it no longer depends on a promise; but God freely granted it to Abraham through a promise.

Berean Literal Bible
For if the inheritance is by the Law, it is no longer by a promise. But God has granted it to Abraham through a promise.

New American Standard Bible
For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise.

King James Bible
For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For if the inheritance is from the law, it is no longer from the promise; but God granted it to Abraham through the promise.

International Standard Version
For if the inheritance comes about through the Law, it no longer comes about through the promise. But it was through a promise that God so graciously gave it to Abraham.

NET Bible
For if the inheritance is based on the law, it is no longer based on the promise, but God graciously gave it to Abraham through the promise.

New Heart English Bible
For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by promise.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But if the inheritance is by The Written Law, it would therefore not be from The Promise to Abraham, but God gave it to him by The Promise.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If we have to gain the inheritance by following those laws, then it no longer comes to us because of the promise. However, God freely gave the inheritance to Abraham through a promise.

New American Standard 1977
For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no longer of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

King James 2000 Bible
For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

American King James Version
For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

American Standard Version
For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise: but God hath granted it to Abraham by promise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise. But God gave it to Abraham by promise.

Darby Bible Translation
For if the inheritance [be] on the principle of law, [it is] no longer on the principle of promise; but God gave it in grace to Abraham by promise.

English Revised Version
For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise: but God hath granted it to Abraham by promise.

Webster's Bible Translation
For if the inheritance is by the law, it is no more by promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

Weymouth New Testament
For if the inheritance comes through obedience to Law, it no longer comes because of a promise. But, as a matter of fact, God has granted it to Abraham in fulfilment of a promise.

World English Bible
For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by promise.

Young's Literal Translation
for if by law be the inheritance, it is no more by promise, but to Abraham through promise did God grant it.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:15-18 The covenant God made with Abraham, was not done away by the giving the law to Moses. The covenant was made with Abraham and his Seed. It is still in force; Christ abideth for ever in his person, and his spiritual seed, who are his by faith. By this we learn the difference between the promises of the law and those of the gospel. The promises of the law are made to the person of every man; the promises of the gospel are first made to Christ, then by him to those who are by faith ingrafted into Christ. Rightly to divide the word of truth, a great difference must be put between the promise and the law, as to the inward affections, and the whole practice of life. When the promise is mingled with the law, it is made nothing but the law. Let Christ be always before our eyes, as a sure argument for the defence of faith, against dependence on human righteousness.
Study Bible
The Purpose of the Law
17What I mean is this: The Law that came four hundred thirty years later does not revoke the covenant previously established by God, so as to cancel the promise. 18For if the inheritance depends on the Law, then it no longer depends on a promise; but God freely granted it to Abraham through a promise. 19Why then was the Law given? It was added because of transgressions, until the arrival of the seed to whom the promise referred. It was administered through angels by a mediator.…
Cross References
Romans 4:14
For if those who live by the Law are heirs, faith is useless and the promise is worthless,

Galatians 3:29
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise.

Hebrews 6:13
When God made His promise to Abraham, since He had no one greater to swear by, He swore by Himself,

Hebrews 6:14
saying, "I will surely bless you and multiply your descendants."
Treasury of Scripture

For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

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Galatians 3:10,12,26,29 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for …

Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by …

Romans 4:13-16 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not …

Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; …

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Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He said not, …

Psalm 105:6-12,42 O you seed of Abraham his servant, you children of Jacob his chosen…

Micah 7:18-20 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the …

Luke 1:54,55,72,73 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy…

Hebrews 6:12-15 That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith …

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