Galatians 3:2
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New International Version
I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard?

New Living Translation
Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the Holy Spirit by obeying the law of Moses? Of course not! You received the Spirit because you believed the message you heard about Christ.

English Standard Version
Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith?

Berean Study Bible
I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?

Berean Literal Bible
I wish only to learn this from you: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the Law or by hearing of faith?

New American Standard Bible
This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?

King James Bible
This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I only want to learn this from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by hearing with faith?

International Standard Version
I want to learn only one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by doing the actions of the Law or by believing what you heard?

NET Bible
The only thing I want to learn from you is this: Did you receive the Spirit by doing the works of the law or by believing what you heard?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
This only I wish to know of you: Did you receive The Spirit by the works of The Written Law or by the hearing of faith?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I want to learn only one thing from you. Did you receive the Spirit by your own efforts to live according to a set of standards or by believing what you heard?

New American Standard 1977
This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?

Jubilee Bible 2000
This only would I learn of you, Did ye receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by the obedient ear of faith?

King James 2000 Bible
This only would I learn of you, Received you the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

American King James Version
This only would I learn of you, Received you the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

American Standard Version
This only would I learn from you. Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Douay-Rheims Bible
This only would I learn of you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Darby Bible Translation
This only I wish to learn of you, Have ye received the Spirit on the principle of works of law, or of [the] report of faith?

English Revised Version
This only would I learn from you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Webster's Bible Translation
This only would I learn from you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Weymouth New Testament
Answer me this one question, "Is it on the ground of your obedience to the Law that you received the Spirit, or is it because, when you heard, you believed?"

World English Bible
I just want to learn this from you. Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by hearing of faith?

Young's Literal Translation
this only do I wish to learn from you -- by works of law the Spirit did ye receive, or by the hearing of faith?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-5 Several things made the folly of the Galatian Christians worse. They had the doctrine of the cross preached, and the Lord's supper administered among them, in both which Christ crucified, and the nature of his sufferings, had been fully and clearly set forth. Had they been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, by the ministration of the law, or on account of any works done by them in obedience thereto? Was it not by their hearing and embracing the doctrine of faith in Christ alone for justification? Which of these had God owned with tokens of his favour and acceptance? It was not by the first, but the last. And those must be very unwise, who suffer themselves to be turned away from the ministry and doctrine which have been blessed to their spiritual advantage. Alas, that men should turn from the all-important doctrine of Christ crucified, to listen to useless distinctions, mere moral preaching, or wild fancies! The god of this world, by various men and means, has blinded men's eyes, lest they should learn to trust in a crucified Saviour. We may boldly demand where the fruits of the Holy Spirit are most evidently brought forth? whether among those who preach justification by the works of the law, or those who preach the doctrine of faith? Assuredly among the latter.
Study Bible
Faith and Belief
1O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. 2I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? 3Are you so foolish? After starting in the Spirit, are you now finishing in the flesh?…
Cross References
Romans 10:17
Consequently, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

1 Corinthians 9:21
To those without the Law I became like one without the Law (though I am not outside the law of God but am under the law of Christ), to win those without the Law.

Galatians 3:3
Are you so foolish? After starting in the Spirit, are you now finishing in the flesh?

Galatians 3:14
He redeemed us so that the blessing promised to Abraham would come to the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

Hebrews 4:2
For we also received the good news, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, since they did not share the faith of those who comprehended it.

Hebrews 6:4
It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit,
Treasury of Scripture

This only would I learn of you, Received you the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Received.

Galatians 3:5,14 He therefore that ministers to you the Spirit, and works miracles …

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you …

Acts 8:15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive …

Acts 10:44-47 While Peter yet spoke these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them …

Acts 11:15-18 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at …

Acts 15:8 And God, which knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the …

Acts 19:2-6 He said to them, Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed? …

1 Corinthians 12:7-13 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit with…

2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, …

Ephesians 1:13,14 In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, …

Hebrews 2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with …

Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have …

1 Peter 1:12 To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they did …

by the hearing.

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: …

Romans 10:16,17 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias said, Lord, who …

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