Galatians 3:23
Good News Translation
But before the time for faith came, the Law kept us all locked up as prisoners until this coming faith should be revealed.

Contemporary English Version
The Law controlled us and kept us under its power until the time came when we would have faith.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But before the faith came, we were kept under the law shut up, unto that faith which was to be revealed.

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But before the faith came, we were kept under the law shut up, unto that faith which was to be revealed.

faith came.

Galatians 3:19,24,25 Why 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. . . .

Galatians 4:1-4 As long as the heir is a child, he differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all, . . .

Hebrews 12:2 Looking on Jesus, the author and finisher of faith, who, having joy set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and now sitteth on the right hand of the throne of God.

under.

Galatians 4:4,5,21 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent his Son, made of a woman, made under the law: . . .

Galatians 5:18 But if you are led by the spirit, you are not under the law.

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law speaketh, it speaketh to them that are in the law: that every mouth may be stopped and all the world may be made subject to God.

Romans 6:14,15 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace. . . .

1 Corinthians 9:20,21 And I became to the Jews a Jew, that I might gain the Jews: . . .

the faith.

Luke 10:23,24 And turning to his disciples, he said: Blessed are the eyes that see the things which you see. . . .

Hebrews 11:13,39,40 All these died according to faith, not having received the promises but beholding them afar off and saluting them and confessing that they are pilgrims and strangers on the earth. . . .

1 Peter 1:11,12 Searching what or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ in them did signify, when it foretold those sufferings that are in Christ and the glories that should follow. . . .

Context
The Purpose of 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. 23But before the faith came, we were kept under the law shut up, unto that faith which was to be revealed. 24Wherefore the law was our pedagogue in Christ: that we might be justified by faith.…
Cross References
John 3:34
For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God doth not give the Spirit by measure.

Romans 11:32
For God hath concluded all in unbelief, that he may have mercy on all.

Additional Translations
Before this faith came, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until faith should be revealed.

Now before faith came, we were held in custody under the Law, having been locked up until the faith being about to be revealed,

But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up to the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

But before faith came, we were kept in ward under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

But before faith came, we were guarded under law, shut up to faith [which was] about to be revealed.

But before faith came, we were kept in ward under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up to the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

Before this faith came, we Jews were perpetual prisoners under the Law, living under restraints and limitations in preparation for the faith which was soon to be revealed.

But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, confined for the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

And before the coming of the faith, under law we were being kept, shut up to the faith about to be revealed,
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