Galatians 3:8
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English Standard Version
And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.”

King James Bible
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.

American Standard Version
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand unto Abraham,'saying, In thee shall all the nations be blessed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the scripture, foreseeing, that God justifieth the Gentiles by faith, told unto Abraham before: In thee shall all nations be blessed.

English Revised Version
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all the nations be blessed.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the scripture foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel to Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.

Weymouth New Testament
And the Scripture, foreseeing that in consequence of faith God would declare the nations to be free from guilt, sent beforehand the Good News to Abraham, saying, "In you all the nations shall be blessed."

Galatians 3:8 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The scripture (ἡ γραφὴ)

See on 1 Timothy 5:18. The particular passage cited below. See on Mark 12:10; see on John 2:22; see on John 5:47 footnote.

Foreseeing (προΐδοῦσα)

The passage of Scripture is personified. Comp. hath concluded, Galatians 3:22. The Jews had a formula of reference, "What did the Scripture see?"

Would justify (δικαιοῖ)

Better justifieth. The present tense. The time foreseen was the Christian present. Comp. 1 Corinthians 3:13; Matthew 26:2.

Preached before the gospel (προευηγγελίσατο)

N.T.o. An awkward translation. Better, preached the gospel before-hand.

All nations (πάντα τὰ ἔθνη)

From Genesis 18:18; comp. Genesis 22:18, lxx. Genesis 12:3 reads πᾶσαι αἱ φυλαὶ all the tribes. Τὰ ἔθνη was the collective term by which all non-Jews were denoted, and is more suitable to Paul's Gentile audience.

Shall be blessed (ἐνευλογηθήσονται)

In N.T. only here. lxx, Genesis 12:3; Genesis 18:18; Genesis 22:18; Genesis 26:4; Sir. 44:21. The blessing is the messianic blessing of which the Gentiles are to partake - the imparting of the Spirit as the new life principle and the pledge of future blessedness in Christ. This blessing Abraham shared on the ground of his faith, and believers shall share it as the true spiritual children of Abraham.

In thee (ἐν σοὶ)

Not, through thy posterity, Christ, but in the fact that thou art blessed is involved the blessedness of the Gentiles through faith, in so far as they shall be justified by faith, and through justification receive the Holy Spirit.

Galatians 3:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the scripture.

Galatians 3:22 But the scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

Galatians 4:30 Nevertheless what said the scripture? Cast out the female slave and her son...

John 7:38,42 He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water...

John 19:37 And again another scripture said, They shall look on him whom they pierced.

Romans 9:17 For the scripture said to Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised you up, that I might show my power in you...

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures...

foreseeing.

Acts 15:15-18 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written...

God.

Romans 3:28-30 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law...

Romans 9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness...

preached.

Hebrews 4:2 For to us was the gospel preached, as well as to them: but the word preached did not profit them...

In.

Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He said not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to your seed...

Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Genesis 18:18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

Genesis 22:18 And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because you have obeyed my voice.

Genesis 26:4 And I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give to your seed all these countries...

Genesis 28:14 And your seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north...

Genesis 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come...

Psalm 72:7 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endures.

Isaiah 6:13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them...

Isaiah 65:9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and my elect shall inherit it...

Acts 2:25,26,35 For David speaks concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved...

Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying...

Cross References
Genesis 12:3
I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."

Genesis 18:18
seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

Genesis 22:18
and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice."

Genesis 26:4
I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to your offspring all these lands. And in your offspring all the nations of the earth shall be blessed,

Jeremiah 4:2
and if you swear, 'As the LORD lives,' in truth, in justice, and in righteousness, then nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory."

Romans 3:30
since God is one--who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.

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