Galatians 2:19

“For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I through þe Law, am dead to the Law, that I might liue vnto God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For through the Law I died to the Law, so that I might live to God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I through the law died unto the law, that I might live unto God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I, through the law, have become dead to the law, so that I might be living to God.
- Basic English Bible

For *I*, through law, have died to law, that I may live to God.
- Darby Bible

For I through the law am dead to the law, that I may live to God.
- Webster's Bible

for it is by the Law that I have died to the Law, in order that I may live to God.
- Weymouth Bible

For I, through the law, died to the law, that I might live to God.
- World English Bible

For bi the lawe Y am deed to the lawe, and Y am fitchid to the crosse, that Y lyue to God with Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

for I through law, did die, that to God I may live;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 2:19


2:19 For I through the law - Applied by the Spirit to my heart, and deeply convincing me of my utter sinfulness and helplessness. Am dead to the law - To all hope of justification from it. That I may live to God - Not continue in sin. For this very end am I, in this sense, freed from the law, that I may be freed from sin.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 2:19


Ga 2:19 For I through the law am dead to the law. Compare and see notes on Ro 7:4-6 Col 2:20. When the knowledge of Christ came, and he saw his faulty obedience to the law, he realized that he was dead in sin, slain by the law. That I might live unto God. But having died, he was freed from the law, when he became a new creature in Christ.

Discussion for Galatians 2

  • Irene123
    To Bro. Daniel FC on Gal. ch. 2 - I answered your question about the flood-time 'laws' 3 wks. ago. I'm not one to debate God's word. There's nothing wrong with that; I just don't do it.
  • Bro. Daniel FC
    To: Irene 123 Part 1 Are you saying that God destroyed the antediluvians in spite of the fact that they had no laws to guide them in righteousness? Is God unfair? Sin is the transgression of the law 1Jn. 3:4, and the wages of sin is death Rom. 6:23.
  • Bro. Daniel FC
    Part 2
    Why would Cain and Abel bring sacrifices, unless God instructed them to? Most likely the first family received other instructions/laws. Adam and Eve were commanded not to eat from a certain tree, under the death penalty. They disobeyed and sin entered into the world. That is why Christ had to die, to atone for their and our sins.
  • BSP
    Verse 21 brings out a good point. If righteousness is by the Law alone, then Christ died for nothing.
  • BSP
    In verses 11 through 13 Peter was counseled publicly, but he humbly accepted it. It takes humility in order to accept counsel and to apply it.
  • Lonnie Maddox Sr
    Galatians Remind me we should follow Christ .

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