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

  • Lilian
    Jesus is the mediator between man and God. Jesus is the word of God and he who loves him will keep his commandments. Thru JESUS PRECIOUS BLOOD OUR CURSE, PAIN AND OUR SINS ARE TAKEN AWAY TO THE CROSS. HE PAID THE PRICE AND REDEEMED US SO THAT YOU AND ME WILL HAVE LIFE IN ABUNDANCE. We must THANKED, THINK AND TALK ABOUT HIS BLOOD . JESUS LOVES US THE ONLY JEHOVAH AMEN
  • Christopher Dube
    Paul is giving us an understanding that we aught to know we are of God born of him . Amen to that.
  • Solomon Ndeti
    this who preachers teaches the true gospel but they turns thair ways
  • Joanna
    I need to pray for understanding when I read the bible. I don't think I absorbed the biggest part of what I read.
  • Dee
    the point is, there is no longer a chosen people, we all are the same under Christ Jesus all are excepted
  • Ann mobley
    will there be male and female according to Gal.3:28

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