Galatians 3:18
Good News Translation
For if God's gift depends on the Law, then it no longer depends on his promise. However, it was because of his promise that God gave that gift to Abraham.

Contemporary English Version
If we have to obey the Law in order to receive God's blessings, those blessings don't really come to us because of God's promise. But God was kind to Abraham and made him a promise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise. But God gave it to Abraham by promise.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise. But God gave it to Abraham by promise.

if.

Galatians 3:10,12,26,29 For as many as are of the works of the law are under a curse. For it is written: Cursed is every one that abideth, not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. . . .

Galatians 2:21 I cast not away the grace of God. For if justice be by the law, then Christ died in vain.

Romans 4:13-16 For not through the law was the promise to Abraham or to his seed, that he should be heir of the world: but through the justice of faith. . . .

Romans 8:17 And if sons, heirs also; heirs indeed of God and joint heirs with Christ: yet so, if we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified with him.

but.

Galatians 3:16 To Abraham were the promises made and to his seed. He saith not: And to his seeds as of many. But as of one: And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Psalm 105:6-12,42 O ye seed of Abraham his servant; ye sons of Jacob his chosen. . . .

Micah 7:18-20 Who is a God like to thee, who takest away iniquity, and passest by the sin of the remnant of thy inheritance? he will send his fury in no more, because he delighteth in mercy. . . .

Luke 1:54,55,72,73 He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of his mercy. . . .

Hebrews 6:12-15 That you become not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience shall inherit the promises. . . .

Context
The Purpose of the Law
17Now this I say: that the testament which was confirmed by God, the law which was made after four hundred and thirty years doth not disannul, to make the promise of no effect. 18For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise. But God gave it to Abraham by promise. 19Why then was the law? It was set because of transgressions, until the seed should come to whom he made the promise, being ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.…
Cross References
Romans 4:14
For if they who are of the law be heirs, faith is made void: the promise is made of no effect.

Galatians 3:29
And if you be Christ's, then are you the seed of Abraham, heirs according to the promise.

Hebrews 6:13
For God making promises to Abraham, because he had no one greater by whom he might swear, swore by himself,

Hebrews 6:14
Saying: Unless blessing I shall bless thee and multiplying I shall multiply thee.

Additional Translations
For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on a promise; but God freely granted it to Abraham through a promise.

For if the inheritance is by the Law, it is no longer by a promise. But God has granted it to Abraham through a promise.

For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise: but God hath granted it to Abraham by promise.

For if the inheritance [be] on the principle of law, [it is] no longer on the principle of promise; but God gave it in grace to Abraham by promise.

For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise: but God hath granted it to Abraham by promise.

For if the inheritance is by the law, it is no more by promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

For if the inheritance comes through obedience to Law, it no longer comes because of a promise. But, as a matter of fact, God has granted it to Abraham in fulfilment of a promise.

For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by promise.

for if by law be the inheritance, it is no more by promise, but to Abraham through promise did God grant it.
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