Galatians 3:24
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New International Version
So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith.

New Living Translation
Let me put it another way. The law was our guardian until Christ came; it protected us until we could be made right with God through faith.

English Standard Version
So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith.

Berean Study Bible
So the Law became our guardian to lead us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Berean Literal Bible
so that the Law has become our trainer unto Christ, so that we might be justified by faith.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.

King James Bible
Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The law, then, was our guardian until Christ, so that we could be justified by faith.

International Standard Version
And so the Law was our guardian until the Messiah came, so that we might be justified by faith.

NET Bible
Thus the law had become our guardian until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous by faith.

New Heart English Bible
So that the law has become our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Written Law was therefore a guide for us to The Messiah that we would be made right by faith.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Before Christ came, Moses' laws served as our guardian. Christ came so that we could receive God's approval by faith.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, that we may be justified by faith.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

American King James Version
Why the law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

American Standard Version
So that the law is become our tutor to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore the law was our pedagogue in Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Darby Bible Translation
So that the law has been our tutor up to Christ, that we might be justified on the principle of faith.

English Revised Version
So that the law hath been our tutor to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore the law was our school-master to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Weymouth New Testament
So that the Law has acted the part of a tutor-slave to lead us to Christ, in order that through faith we may be declared to be free from guilt.

World English Bible
So that the law has become our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Young's Literal Translation
so that the law became our child-conductor -- to Christ, that by faith we may be declared righteous,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:23-25 The law did not teach a living, saving knowledge; but, by its rites and ceremonies, especially by its sacrifices, it pointed to Christ, that they might be justified by faith. And thus it was, as the word properly signifies, a servant, to lead to Christ, as children are led to school by servants who have the care of them, that they might be more fully taught by Him the true way of justification and salvation, which is only by faith in Christ. And the vastly greater advantage of the gospel state is shown, under which we enjoy a clearer discovery of Divine grace and mercy than the Jews of old. Most men continue shut up as in a dark dungeon, in love with their sins, being blinded and lulled asleep by Satan, through wordly pleasures, interests, and pursuits. But the awakened sinner discovers his dreadful condition. Then he feels that the mercy and grace of God form his only hope. And the terrors of the law are often used by the convincing Spirit, to show the sinner his need of Christ, to bring him to rely on his sufferings and merits, that he may be justified by faith. Then the law, by the teaching of the Holy Spirit, becomes his loved rule of duty, and his standard for daily self-examination. In this use of it he learns to depend more simply on the Saviour.
Study Bible
The Purpose of the Law
23Before this faith came, we were held in custody under the Law, locked up until faith should be revealed. 24So the Law became our guardian to lead us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25Now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.…
Cross References
Romans 9:30
What then will we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;

Romans 10:4
Christ is the end of the Law, in order to bring righteousness to everyone who believes.

1 Corinthians 4:15
Even if you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel.

Galatians 2:16
know that a man is not justified by works of the Law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have believed in Christ Jesus, that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the Law, because by works of the Law no one will be justified.

Galatians 3:25
Now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.
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Why the law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

the law.

Galatians 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

Galatians 2:19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live to God.

Galatians 4:2,3 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father…

Matthew 5:17,18 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am …

Acts 13:38,39 Be it known to you therefore, men and brothers, that through this …

Romans 3:20-22 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified …

Romans 7:7-9,24,25 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. No, I had not …

Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believes.

Colossians 2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

Hebrews 7:18,19 For there is truly a cancellation of the commandment going before …

Hebrews 9:8-16 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of …

Hebrews 10:1-14 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very …

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Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but …

Acts 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which …

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