New Living Translation
For if the inheritance could be received by keeping the law, then it would not be the result of accepting God's promise. But God graciously gave it to Abraham as a promise.
King James Bible
For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
Darby Bible Translation
For if the inheritance be on the principle of law, it is no longer on the principle of promise; but God gave it in grace to Abraham by promise.
World English Bible
For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by promise.
Young's Literal Translation
for if by law be the inheritance, it is no more by promise, but to Abraham through promise did God grant it.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:18 And again - This is a new argument. The former was drawn from the time, this from the nature, of the transaction. If the eternal inheritance be obtained by keeping the law, it is no more by virtue of the free promise - These being just opposite to each other. But it is by promise. Therefore it is not by the law.
LibraryThe Work of the Holy Spirit
This evening, however, I shall run away from my text somewhat. Having just in a few words endeavored to explain the meaning of the whole sentence, I intend only this evening to dwell upon the doctrine which incidentally the apostle teaches us. He teaches us that we begin in the Spirit--"Having begun in the Spirit" I have already illustrated the whole text sufficiently for our understanding if God the Holy Spirit shall enlighten us; and I shall now, I say, confine myself to the thought that Christians …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
The Curse Removed
Ephesians ii. 8
The Critical Reconstruction of the History of the Apostolic Age.
If God's promise is only for those who obey the law, then faith is not necessary and the promise is pointless.
And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God's promise to Abraham belongs to you.
For example, there was God's promise to Abraham. Since there was no one greater to swear by, God took an oath in his own name, saying:
"I will certainly bless you, and I will multiply your descendants beyond number."
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