Galatians 3:3
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New International Version
Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?

New Living Translation
How foolish can you be? After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?

English Standard Version
Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?

Berean Study Bible
Are you so foolish? After starting in the Spirit, are you now finishing in the flesh?

Berean Literal Bible
Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being perfected in the flesh?

New American Standard Bible
Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?

King James Bible
Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now going to be made complete by the flesh?

International Standard Version
Are you so foolish? Having started out with the Spirit, are you now ending up with the flesh?

NET Bible
Are you so foolish? Although you began with the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by human effort?

New Heart English Bible
Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now completed in the flesh?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Are you so foolish that you began in The Spirit and now you finish in the flesh?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Are you that stupid? Did you begin in a spiritual way only to end up doing things in a human way?

New American Standard 1977
Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Are ye so foolish? having begun by the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

King James 2000 Bible
Are you so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh?

American King James Version
Are you so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh?

American Standard Version
Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now perfected in the flesh?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Are you so foolish, that, whereas you began in the Spirit, you would now be made perfect by the flesh?

Darby Bible Translation
Are ye so senseless? having begun in Spirit, are ye going to be made perfect in flesh?

English Revised Version
Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now perfected in the flesh?

Webster's Bible Translation
Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

Weymouth New Testament
Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now going to reach perfection through what is external?

World English Bible
Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now completed in the flesh?

Young's Literal Translation
so thoughtless are ye! having begun in the Spirit, now in the flesh do ye end?
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
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? 4Have you suffered so much for nothing, if it really was for nothing?…
Cross References
Ezekiel 18:24
"But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity and does according to all the abominations that a wicked man does, will he live? All his righteous deeds which he has done will not be remembered for his treachery which he has committed and his sin which he has committed; for them he will die.

Galatians 3:2
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?

Galatians 3:4
Have you suffered so much for nothing, if it really was for nothing?
Treasury of Scripture

Are you so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh?

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Galatians 4:7-10 Why you are no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir …

Galatians 5:4-8 Christ is become of no effect to you, whoever of you are justified …

Galatians 6:12-14 As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they constrain …

Hebrews 7:16-19 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after …

Hebrews 9:2,9,10 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, …

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