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

  • Melva
    Praise God we are not under the law anymore but under grace
  • Steve morrow
    Hebrews 7:12 for the priesthood being changed there is made of necessity a change also of the law galatians 6:2 bear ye one anothers burdens and so fulfil the law of CHRIST romans 8:2 for the of the spirit of life in CHRIST JESUS hath made me free from the law of sin and death Hebrews 7:15 and it is yet far more evident for that after the similitude of melchisedec there ariseth another priest 16 who is made not after the law of a carnal commandment but after the power of an endless life -------HEBREWS 7:24 BUT THIS MAN BECAUSE HE CONTINUETH EVER HATH AN UNCHANGEABLE PRIESTHOOD -------hebrews 12:28 wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved let us have grace whereby we may serve GOD acceptably with reverence and godly fear JOHN 1:17 FOR THE LAW WAS GIVEN BY MOSES BUT GRACE AND TRUTH CAME BY JESUS CHRIST 2 Corinthians 3:7 but if the ministration of death written and engraven in stones was glorious so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of moses for the glory of his countenance WHICH GLORY WAS TO BE DONE WAY 8 HOW SHALL NOT THE MINISTRATION OF THE SPIRIT BE RATHER GLORIOUS -------JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE ------LOVING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
  • Librarygal143
    Thank you Jesus, for your sacrifice. Please help my loved ones find you.
  • Artavious
    I believe that this is amazing, especially since he was made a curse for us! This proves Gods everlasting love, and our freedom, from any curse, in the earth. Praise be to the lord God, and his holy son JESUS CHIRST! amen.
  • Lilian
    Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law. BY JESUS BLOOD SHED FOR US. JESUS HAVE COME TO GIVE US LIFE IN ABUNDANCE. Our job now is to accept Jesus as the SON OF THE LIVING GOD HEAR AND OBEY THE WORDS OF GOD. WITHOUT OUR OBEDIENCE TO GOD'S WORDS it's impossible to please God. GOD IS FAITHFUL TO HIS PROMISE COZ HE LOVES US .I WILL PRAISE YOU AND WORSHIP YOU JESUS FOR YOU ARE WORTHY AMEN
  • Steve morrow
    1 Corinthians 4:18 now some are puffed up as though I would not come to you 19 but I will come to you shortly if the LORD will and will know not the speech of them that are puffed up but the power 20for the kingdom of GOD is not in word but power philippians 2:21 for all seek their own not the things which are JESUS CHRISTS ecclesiastes 8:4 where the word of a king is there is power and who may say unto HIM what doest thou 1 Corinthians 2:4 and my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of mans wisdom but in demonstration of the spirit and of power 1 Corinthians 1:18 for the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness but unto us which are saved it is the power of GOD JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE NOT TESTIMONY FROM MAN BUT THESE THINGS I SAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED

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