Galatians 3:8
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New International Version
Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you."

New Living Translation
What's more, the Scriptures looked forward to this time when God would declare the Gentiles to be righteous because of their faith. God proclaimed this good news to Abraham long ago when he said, "All nations will be blessed through you."

English Standard Version
And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.”

Berean Study Bible
The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and foretold the gospel to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you."

Berean Literal Bible
And the Scripture, having foreseen that God justifies the Gentiles by faith, foretold the gospel to Abraham: "All the nations will be blessed in you."

New American Standard Bible
The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, "ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU."

King James Bible
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now the Scripture saw in advance that God would justify the Gentiles by faith and told the good news ahead of time to Abraham, saying, All the nations will be blessed through you.

International Standard Version
Because the Scripture saw ahead of time that God would justify the gentiles by faith, it announced the gospel to Abraham beforehand when it said, "Through you all nations will be blessed."

NET Bible
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, proclaimed the gospel to Abraham ahead of time, saying, "All the nations will be blessed in you."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For because God knew beforehand that the nations are made right by faith, he preached The Good News to Abraham beforehand, as The Holy Scriptures say: “In you shall all the nations be blessed.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Scripture saw ahead of time that God would give his approval to non-Jewish people who have faith. So Scripture announced the Good News to Abraham ahead of time when it said, "Through you all the people of the world will be blessed."

New American Standard 1977
And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “ALL THE NATIONS SHALL BE BLESSED IN YOU.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles through faith, evangelized Abraham in advance, saying, In thee shall all the Gentiles be blessed.

King James 2000 Bible
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In you shall all nations be blessed.

American King James Version
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel to Abraham, saying, In you shall all nations be blessed.

American Standard Version
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand unto Abraham,'saying, In thee shall all the nations be blessed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the scripture, foreseeing, that God justifieth the Gentiles by faith, told unto Abraham before: In thee shall all nations be blessed.

Darby Bible Translation
and the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the nations on the principle of faith, announced beforehand the glad tidings to Abraham: In thee all the nations shall be blessed.

English Revised Version
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all the nations be blessed.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the scripture foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel to Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.

Weymouth New Testament
And the Scripture, foreseeing that in consequence of faith God would declare the nations to be free from guilt, sent beforehand the Good News to Abraham, saying, "In you all the nations shall be blessed."

World English Bible
The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the Good News beforehand to Abraham, saying, "In you all the nations will be blessed."

Young's Literal Translation
and the Writing having foreseen that by faith God doth declare righteous the nations did proclaim before the good news to Abraham --
Study Bible
Faith and Belief
7Understand, then, that those who have faith are the sons of Abraham. 8The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and foretold the gospel to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” 9So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.…
Word Study

A primary particle; but, and, etc.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Scripture,
graphē (N-NFS)
(a) a writing, (b) a passage of scripture; plur: the scriptures. A document, i.e. Holy Writ.

having foreseen
proidousa (V-APA-NFS)
From pro and horao; to behold in advance, i.e. to notice previously, or to keep in view.

Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

From dikaios; to render just or innocent.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Probably from etho; a race, i.e. A tribe; specially, a foreign one.

From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

foretold the gospel
proeuēngelisato (V-AIM-3S)
To preach the gospel beforehand, foretell good tidings.

to Abraham:
Abraam (N-DMS)
Abraham, progenitor of the Hebrew race. Of Hebrew origin; Abraham, the Hebrew patriarch.

All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Probably from etho; a race, i.e. A tribe; specially, a foreign one.

To bless (of God). From en and eulogeo; to confer a benefit on.

In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; "in, " at, on, by, etc.

You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

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.
Cross References
Genesis 12:3
And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed."

Genesis 18:18
since Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth will be blessed?

Genesis 22:18
"In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice."

Genesis 26:4
"I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven, and will give your descendants all these lands; and by your descendants all the nations of the earth shall be blessed;

Jeremiah 4:2
And you will swear, 'As the LORD lives,' In truth, in justice and in righteousness; Then the nations will bless themselves in Him, And in Him they will glory."

Romans 3:30
since there is One God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith.
Treasury of Scripture

And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel to Abraham, saying, In you shall all nations be blessed.

the scripture.

Galatians 3:22 But the scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise by …

Galatians 4:30 Nevertheless what said the scripture? Cast out the female slave and her son…

John 7:38,42 He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly …

John 19:37 And again another scripture said, They shall look on him whom they pierced.

Romans 9:17 For the scripture said to Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have …

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures…

foreseeing.

Acts 15:15-18 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written…

God.

Romans 3:28-30 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the …

Romans 9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after …

preached.

Hebrews 4:2 For to us was the gospel preached, as well as to them: but the word …

In.

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

Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: …

Genesis 18:18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, …

Genesis 22:18 And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because …

Genesis 26:4 And I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and …

Genesis 28:14 And your seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread …

Genesis 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between …

Psalm 72:7 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace …

Isaiah 6:13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be …

Isaiah 65:9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor …

Acts 2:25,26,35 For David speaks concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before …

Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying…

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