Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Oh stupid Galatians! Who has rivaled you? For behold, The Fashioner was portrayed * before your eyes, Yeshua The Messiah, when he was crucified. 2This 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? 3Are you so foolish that you began in The Spirit and now you finish in the flesh? 4Have you endured all these things for nothing? But oh, that it were for nothing! 5Is he, therefore, who gives The Spirit among you, and does miracles among you, of the works of The Written Law, or of the hearing of faith?
6Just as Abraham believed God and it was accounted to him for righteousness, 7Know therefore that those who are of faith are the children of Abraham. 8For 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." 9So then, believers are blessed with the believer Abraham.
10For those who are of the works of The Written Law are under a curse, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who shall not do all that is written in this Law." 11But that a man is not made right with God by The Written Law, this is revealed, because it is written: "The just shall live by faith." 12But The Written Law was not from faith, but, "Whoever shall do those things that are written in it shall live in them." 13But The Messiah has redeemed us from the curse of The Written Law, and he became a curse in our place, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree", 14That the blessing of Abraham would be with the nations by Yeshua The Messiah, and we would receive The Promise of The Spirit by faith.
15My brethren, I speak as among men, that a man does not reject or change anything in a man's covenant which has been confirmed. 16But The Promise was promised to Abraham and to his seed, and he did not say to him, "To your seeds", as to many, but, "To your seed", as of one, who is The Messiah. 17But I say this: The Covenant which was confirmed from the first by God in The Messiah, The Written Law which was four hundred and thirty years afterward, cannot cast off and cancel The Promise. 18But 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.
19Why therefore is there The Written Law? It was added because of apostasy until The Seed would come to whom The Promise belonged, and The Written Law was given by Angels in the hand of a mediator. 20A mediator is not of one, but God is One. 21Is therefore The Written Law contrary to The Promise of God? God forbid! For if a law had been given which was able to give life, truly righteousness would have been by The Written Law. 22But the Scripture has shut all things up under sin, that The Promise by the faith of Yeshua The Messiah would be given to those who are believers.
23But until the faith would come, The Written Law had kept us while we were closed off to the faith that was going to be revealed. 24The Written Law was therefore a guide for us to The Messiah that we would be made right by faith. 25But when the faith came we were not under a guide.
26For you are all children of God by the faith of Yeshua The Messiah. 27For those who have been baptized into The Messiah have put on The Messiah. 28There is neither Jew nor Aramaean*, neither Servant nor Free person, neither male nor female, for all of you are one in Yeshua The Messiah. 29And if you are of The Messiah, you are therefore the seed of Abraham and heirs by The Promise.