Galatians 3:12
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New International Version
The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, "The person who does these things will 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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And the law is not of faith - It promises no forgiveness to believing, but requires obedience. It is not, What do you believe? but, What have you done? The man that doeth them perfectly, at all times, and in all places, he shall live in them; but if in any case he fails, he forfeits his life. See the notes on Romans 1:17, etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the law.

Romans 4:4,5,14,16 Now to him that works is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt...

Romans 9:30-32 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness...

Romans 10:5,6 For Moses describes the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which does those things shall live by them...

Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace...

The man.

Leviticus 18:5 You shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.

Nehemiah 9:29 And testified against them, that you might bring them again to your law: yet they dealt proudly, and listened not to your commandments...

Ezekiel 20:11,13 And I gave them my statutes, and showed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them...

Matthew 19:17 And he said to him, Why call you me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into life...

Luke 10:25-28 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life...

Romans 10:5,6 For Moses describes the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which does those things shall live by them...

Library
July 8. "Having Begun in the Spirit, are Ye Now Made Perfect by the Flesh" (Gal. Iii. 3).
"Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh" (Gal. iii. 3). Grace literally means that which we do not have to earn. It has two great senses always; it comes for nothing and it comes when we are helpless; it doesn't merely help the man that helps himself--that is not the Gospel; the Gospel is that God helps the man who can't help himself. And then there is another thing; God helps the man to help himself, for everything the man does comes from God. Grace is given to the man
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Lessons of Experience
'Have ye suffered so many things in vain?'--GAL. iii 4. Preached on the last Sunday of the year. This vehement question is usually taken to be a reminder to the fickle Galatians that their Christian faith had brought upon them much suffering from the hands of their unbelieving brethren, and to imply an exhortation to faithfulness to the Gospel lest they should stultify their past brave endurance. Yielding to the Judaising teachers, and thereby escaping the 'offence of the Cross,' they would make
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

A Case of Conscience Resolved
WHETHER, WHERE A CHURCH OF CHRIST IS SITUATE, IT IS THE DUTY OF THE WOMEN OF THAT CONGREGATION, ORDINARILY, AND BY APPOINTMENT, TO SEPARATE THEMSELVES FROM THEIR BRETHREN, AND SO TO ASSEMBLE TOGETHER, TO PERFORM SOME PARTS OF DIVINE WORSHIP, AS PRAYER, ETC., WITHOUT THEIR MEN? AND THE ARGUMENTS MADE USE OF FOR THAT PRACTICE, EXAMINED. BY JOHN BUNYAN. EDITOR'S ADVERTISEMENT. This exceedingly rare tract was first published in 1683, and was not reprinted, either separately, or in any edition of Bunyan's
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

The Substance of Some Discourse had Between the Clerk of the Peace and Myself; when He came to Admonish Me, According to the Tenor of that Law, by which I was in Prison.
When I had lain in prison other twelve weeks, and now not knowing what they intended to do with me, upon the third of April 1661, comes Mr Cobb unto me (as he told me), being sent by the justices to admonish me; and demand of me submittance to the church of England, etc. The extent of our discourse was as followeth. Cobb. When he was come into the house he sent for me out of my chamber; who, when I was come unto him, he said, Neighbour Bunyan, how do you do? Bun. I thank you, Sir, said I, very
John Bunyan—Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Cross References
Leviticus 18:5
Keep my decrees and laws, for the person who obeys them will live by them. I am the LORD.

Romans 7:10
I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death.

Romans 10:5
Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: "The person who does these things will live by them."

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