But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
The law is like a noble vessel which man has damaged so that the waters flow through many a leak. As the waves rise higher and higher, and the prospects of destruction become more stern, and every effort is seen to be but wasted strength, these words come over the drowning soul, "As many as are of the works of the law are under a curse." But Christ Jesus has come on to the sinking vessel, and, engulfed in the waves, has taken upon Him the effect of our folly and sin. And by His death the curse that rested upon us rests on Him.
(S. Pearson, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.