Galatians 3:21
Good News Translation
Does this mean that the Law is against God's promises? No, not at all! For if human beings had received a law that could bring life, then everyone could be put right with God by obeying it.

Contemporary English Version
Does the Law disagree with God's promises? No, it doesn't! If any law could give life to us, we could become acceptable to God by obeying that law.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Was the law then against the promises of God: God forbid! For if there had been a law given which could give life, verily justice should have been by the law.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Was the law then against the promises of God: God forbid! For if there had been a law given which could give life, verily justice should have been by the law.

the law.

Matthew 5:17-20 Do not think that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. . . .

Romans 3:31 Do we then, destroy the law through faith? God forbid! But we establish the law.

Romans 7:7-13 What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? God forbid! But I do not know sin, but by the law. For I had not known concupiscence, if the law did not say: Thou shalt not covet. . . .

God forbid.

Galatians 2:17 But if, while we seek to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ then the minister of sin? God forbid!

Romans 3:4,6 But God is true and every man a liar, as it is written: That thou mayest be justified in thy words and mayest overcome when thou art judged. . . .

for.

Galatians 2:19,21 For I, through the law, am dead to the law, that I may live to God; with Christ I am nailed to the cross. . . .

Romans 3:20 Because by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified before him. For by the law is the knowledge of sin.

righteousness.

Romans 3:21,22 But now, without the law, the justice of God is made manifest, being witnessed by the law and the prophets. . . .

Romans 9:31 But Israel, by following after the law of justice, is not come unto the law of justice.

Romans 10:3-6 For they, not knowing the justice of God and seeking to establish their own, have not submitted themselves to the justice of God. . . .

Philippians 3:6-9 According to zeal, persecuting the church of God: According to the justice that is in the law, conversing without blame. . . .

Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noe, having received an answer concerning those things which as yet were not seen, moved with fear, framed the ark for the saving of his house: by the which he condemned the world and was instituted heir of the justice which is by faith.

Context
The Purpose of the Law
20Now a mediator is not of one: but God is one. 21Was the law then against the promises of God: God forbid! For if there had been a law given which could give life, verily justice should have been by the law. 22But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise, by the faith of Jesus Christ, might be given to them that believe.…
Cross References
Luke 20:16
He will come and will destroy these husbandmen and will give the vineyard to others. Which they hearing, said to him: God forbid.

2 Corinthians 3:7
Now if the ministration of death, engraven with letters upon stones, was glorious (so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses, for the glory of his countenance), which is made void:

Galatians 2:17
But if, while we seek to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ then the minister of sin? God forbid!

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

Galatians 6:14
But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.

Hebrews 7:18
There is indeed a setting aside of the former commandment, because of the weakness and unprofitableness thereof:

Hebrews 7:19
For the law brought nothing to perfection: but a bringing in of a better hope, by which we draw nigh to God.

Additional Translations
Is the law, then, opposed to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come from the law.

Is the Law therefore contrary to the promises of God? Never may it be! For if a law had been given being able to impart life, then righteousness indeed would have emerged from out of the Law.

Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness should have been by the law.

Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could make alive, verily righteousness would have been of the law.

[Is] then the law against the promises of God? Far be the thought. For if a law had been given able to quicken, then indeed righteousness were on the principle of law;

Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could make alive, verily righteousness would have been of the law.

Is the law then against the promises of God? By no means: for if there had been a law given which could give life, verily righteousness would have been by the law.

God, however, is only one. Is the Law then opposed to the promises of God? No, indeed; for if a Law had been given which could have conferred Life, righteousness would certainly have come by the Law.

Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could make alive, most certainly righteousness would have been of the law.

the law, then, is against the promises of God? -- let it not be! for if a law was given that was able to make alive, truly by law there would have been the righteousness,
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