Galatians 3:17
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English Standard Version
This is what I mean: the law, which came 430 years afterward, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to make the promise void.

King James Bible
And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

American Standard Version
Now this I say: A covenant confirmed beforehand by God, the law, which came four hundred and thirty years after, doth not disannul, so as to make the promise of none effect.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now 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.

English Revised Version
Now this I say; A covenant confirmed beforehand by God, the law, which came four hundred and thirty years after, doth not disannul, so as to make the promise of none effect.

Webster's Bible Translation
And this I say, that the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of no effect.

Weymouth New Testament
I mean that the Covenant which God had already formally made is not abrogated by the Law which was given four hundred and thirty years later--so as to annul the promise.

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Vincent's Word Studies

And this I say (τοῦτο δὲ λέγω)

Now I mean this. Not strictly the conclusion from Galatians 3:15, Galatians 3:16, since Paul does not use this phrase in drawing a conclusion (comp. 1 Corinthians 1:12, and τοῦτο δέ φημι, 1 Corinthians 7:29; 1 Corinthians 15:50). It is rather the application, for which the way was prepared in Galatians 3:16, of the analogy of Galatians 3:15 to the inviolable stability of God's covenant.

Four hundred and thirty years after

Bengel remarks: "The greatness of the interval increases the authority of the promise."

To make of none effect (καταργῆσαι)

See on Romans 3:3.

Galatians 3:17 Parallel Commentaries

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this.

Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

1 Corinthians 1:12 Now this I say, that every one of you said, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

1 Corinthians 7:29 But this I say, brothers, the time is short: it remains, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;

1 Corinthians 10:19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?

2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now on walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Colossians 2:4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.

the covenant.

Genesis 15:18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, To your seed have I given this land...

Genesis 17:7,8,19 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant...

Luke 1:68-79 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he has visited and redeemed his people...

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

John 8:56-58 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad...

Romans 3:25 Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood...

2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yes, and in him Amen, to the glory of God by us.

Hebrews 11:13,17-19,39,40 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them...

1 Peter 1:11,12,20 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify...

which.

Genesis 15:13 And he said to Abram, Know of a surety that your seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them...

Exodus 12:40,41 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelled in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years...

Acts 7:6 And God spoke on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage...

cannot.

Galatians 3:15 Brothers, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man cancels, or adds thereto.

Job 40:8 Will you also cancel my judgment? will you condemn me, that you may be righteous?

Isaiah 14:27 For the LORD of hosts has purposed, and who shall cancel it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?

Isaiah 28:18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand...

Hebrews 7:18 For there is truly a cancellation of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

that it.

Galatians 3:21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life...

Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it?...

Romans 4:13,14 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law...

Hebrews 6:13-18 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself...

none.

Galatians 5:4 Christ is become of no effect to you, whoever of you are justified by the law; you are fallen from grace.

Numbers 30:8 But if her husband disallowed her on the day that he heard it; then he shall make her vow which she vowed...

Psalm 33:10 The LORD brings the counsel of the heathen to nothing: he makes the devices of the people of none effect.

Romans 3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

1 Corinthians 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words...

Cross References
Genesis 15:13
Then the LORD said to Abram, "Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for four hundred years.

Exodus 12:40
The time that the people of Israel lived in Egypt was 430 years.

Psalm 105:9
the covenant that he made with Abraham, his sworn promise to Isaac,

Acts 7:6
And God spoke to this effect--that his offspring would be sojourners in a land belonging to others, who would enslave them and afflict them four hundred years.

Ephesians 2:12
remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

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