Galatians 3:12

“And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Law is not of faith: but the man that doeth them, shall liue in them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, "HE WHO PRACTICES THEM SHALL LIVE BY THEM."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and the law is not of faith; but, He that doeth them shall live in them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the law is not of faith; but, He who does them will have life by them.
- Basic English Bible

but the law is not on the principle of faith; but, He that shall have done these things shall live by them.
- Darby Bible

And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live by them.
- Webster's Bible

and the Law has nothing to do with faith. It teaches that "he who does these things shall live by doing them."
- Weymouth Bible

The law is not of faith, but, "The man who does them will live by them."
- World English Bible

But the lawe is not of bileue, but he that doith tho thingis of the lawe, schal lyue in hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the law is not by faith, but -- `The man who did them shall live in them.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 3:12


3:12 And the law is not of faith - But quite opposite to


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 3:12


Ga 3:12 The law is not of faith. Is not a system of faith, but proclaims life by doing the law, rather than by faith. The quotation is from Le 18:5. But since none can keep it perfectly, all are under the curse (Ga 3:10).

Discussion for Galatians 3

  • Patricia
    Though we no longer live under the law the law was our school master (pattern) until the death burial and resurrection of Christ. Without the law men would have been totally reckless. Now we live by faith. There's no distinction between sex, heritage or background. We can all come boldly to Jesus Christ by faith. All who will let them come. Thank you Jesus though I'm unworthy you bid me to come.
  • Anna crick
    I like it .I want to learn about Jesus but I have a hard time reading.
  • Clint Bryant
    No matter what sex we are. We Are All One In CHRIST JESUS
  • Plummer harris
    the lord is great,I love to read about him every day ,knowing that we all one in CHRIST is a lovely thought.
  • Faith
    I believe Galatians 3:28. Gives us freedom to choose him without prejudice. It is also a no excuse clause !
  • Phyllis Pitts
    Thank-you Lord for making salvation free for ALL regardless of where we come from or who we are.

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