New American Standard Bible
However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, "HE WHO PRACTICES THEM SHALL LIVE BY THEM."
King James Bible
And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Darby Bible Translation
but the law is not on the principle of faith; but, He that shall have done these things shall live by them.
World English Bible
The law is not of faith, but, "The man who does them will live by them."
Young's Literal Translation
and the law is not by faith, but -- 'The man who did them shall live in them.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And the law is not of faith - The Law is not a matter of faith; it does not relate to faith; it does not require faith; it deals in other matters, and it pertains to another system than to faith.
But, The man ... - This is the language of the Law, and this is what the Law teaches. It does not make provision for faith, but it requires unwavering and perpetual obedience, if man would obtain life by it; see this passage explained in the notes at Romans 10:5.
LibraryThe Universal Prison
'But the Scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.'--GAL. iii. 22. The Apostle uses here a striking and solemn figure, which is much veiled for the English reader by the ambiguity attaching to the word 'concluded.' It literally means 'shut up,' and is to be taken in its literal sense of confining, and not in its secondary sense of inferring. So, then, we are to conceive of a vast prison-house in which mankind is confined. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
A Call to the Unconverted
The Ordinance of Covenanting
Letter iv. You Reply to the Conclusion of My Letter: "What have we to do with Routiniers?...
'So you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, by which a man may live if he does them; I am the LORD.
and this commandment, which was to result in life, proved to result in death for me;
For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on law shall live by that righteousness.
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