3:1 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?
3:1 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly exhibited as crucified!

3:2 Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law, or by hearing with faith?
3:2 The only thing I want to learn from you is this: Did you receive the Spirit by doing the works of the law or by believing what you heard?

3:3 Are you so foolish? Having begun with the Spirit, are you now ending with the flesh?
3:3 Are you so foolish? Having started with the Spirit, are you now ending with the flesh?

3:4 Did you experience so many things in vain? -- if it really is in vain.
3:4 Did you experience so much for nothing?--if it really was for nothing.

3:5 Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith?
3:5 Well then, does God supply you with the Spirit and work miracles among you by your doing the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?

3:6 Thus Abraham "believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness."
3:6 Just as Abraham "believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness,"

3:7 So you see that it is men of faith who are the sons of Abraham.
3:7 so, you see, those who believe are the descendants of Abraham.

3:8 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."
3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, declared the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, "All the Gentiles shall be blessed in you."

3:9 So then, those who are men of faith are blessed with Abraham who had faith.
3:9 For this reason, those who believe are blessed with Abraham who believed.

3:10 For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, "Cursed be every one who does not abide by all things written in the book of the law, and do them."
3:10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all the things written in the book of the law."

3:11 Now it is evident that no man is justified before God by the law; for "He who through faith is righteous shall live";
3:11 Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law; for "The one who is righteous will live by faith."

3:12 but the law does not rest on faith, for "He who does them shall live by them."
3:12 But the law does not rest on faith; on the contrary, "Whoever does the works of the law will live by them."

3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us -- for it is written, "Cursed be every one who hangs on a tree" --
3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us--for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"--

3:14 that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
3:14 in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

3:15 To give a human example, brethren: no one annuls even a man's will, or adds to it, once it has been ratified.
3:15 Brothers and sisters, I give an example from daily life: once a person's will has been ratified, no one adds to it or annuls it.

3:16 Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, "And to offsprings," referring to many; but, referring to one, "And to your offspring," which is Christ.
3:16 Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring; it does not say, "And to offsprings," as of many; but it says, "And to your offspring," that is, to one person, who is Christ.

3:17 This is what I mean: the law, which came four hundred and thirty years afterward, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to make the promise void.
3:17 My point is this: the law, which came four hundred thirty years later, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise.

3:18 For if the inheritance is by the law, it is no longer by promise; but God gave it to Abraham by a promise.
3:18 For if the inheritance comes from the law, it no longer comes from the promise; but God granted it to Abraham through the promise.

3:19 Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made; and it was ordained by angels through an intermediary.
3:19 Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring would come to whom the promise had been made; and it was ordained through angels by a mediator.

3:20 Now an intermediary implies more than one; but God is one.
3:20 Now a mediator involves more than one party; but God is one.

3:21 Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not; for if a law had been given which could make alive, then righteousness would indeed be by the law.
3:21 Is the law then opposed to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could make alive, then righteousness would indeed come through the law.

3:22 But the scripture consigned all things to sin, that what was promised to faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
3:22 But the scripture has imprisoned all things under the power of sin, so that what was promised through faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

3:23 Now before faith came, we were confined under the law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed.
3:23 Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed.

3:24 So that the law was our custodian until Christ came, that we might be justified by faith.
3:24 Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, so that we might be justified by faith.

3:25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian;
3:25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian,

3:26 for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.
3:26 for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.

3:27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
3:27 As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
3:28 There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.

3:29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.
3:29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to the promise.