Galatians 3:24
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English Standard Version
So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith.

King James Bible
Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

American Standard Version
So that the law is become our tutor to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore the law was our pedagogue in Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

English Revised Version
So that the law hath been our tutor to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore the law was our school-master to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Weymouth New Testament
So that the Law has acted the part of a tutor-slave to lead us to Christ, in order that through faith we may be declared to be free from guilt.

Galatians 3:24 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Wherefore (ὥστε)

Better, so that. Theological consequence of the previous statements.

Our schoolmaster (παιδαγωγὸς ἡμῶν)

Our. Paul speaks as a Jew of Jews especially. Schoolmaster (παιδαγωγὸς P) is an error. The word means an overseer or guardian. See on 1 Corinthians 4:15. Tutor (Rev.) is defensible on the ground of etymology, tueri to look upon, thence to guard. In civil law a tutor is a person legally appointed for the care of the person and property of a minor. So Bacon (Adv. of Learning, ii.:19): "the first six kings being in truth as tutors of the state of Rome in the infance thereof." The later use of the word, however, in the sense of instructor, has so completely supplanted the earlier, that the propriety of the Revisers' rendering is questionable. The law is here represented, not as one who conducts to the school of Christ; for Christ is not represented here as a teacher, but as an atoner; but rather as an overseer or guardian, to keep watch of those committed to its care, to accompany them with its commands and prohibitions, and to keep them in a condition of dependence and restraint, thus continually bringing home to them the consciousness of being shut up in sins, and revealing sin as positive transgression.

Galatians 3:24 Parallel Commentaries

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the law.

Galatians 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

Galatians 2:19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live to God.

Galatians 4:2,3 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father...

Matthew 5:17,18 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill...

Acts 13:38,39 Be it known to you therefore, men and brothers, that through this man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins...

Romans 3:20-22 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin...

Romans 7:7-9,24,25 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. No, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust...

Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believes.

Colossians 2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

Hebrews 7:18,19 For there is truly a cancellation of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof...

Hebrews 9:8-16 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest...

Hebrews 10:1-14 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things...

justified. See on ch.

Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ...

Acts 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Cross References
Romans 9:30
What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith;

Romans 10:4
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

1 Corinthians 4:15
For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

Galatians 2:16
yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

Galatians 3:25
But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian,

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