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

  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise The Lord Jesus who knows all and see all wonderful who would'nt serve a God like That I am sold out to Jesus for ever their No one or Nothing better Amen
  • Daniel Adjei
    The book of Galatians made it clear that the law can't save. The miracles performed among the Galatians were not by the observation of the law(3:5). Their reception of the gifts of the Holy Spirit were not by the observation of the law. Rejection of the blessed doctrine of salvation and justification by faith in Jesus Christ is throwing oneself into a deep darkness and bondage.
  • Philip Hadland
    It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.
    If the Son sets us free we are Free indeed 😁 !
    Thank you Father for your Love in Christ Jesus Your Son
  • Yahhim
    Paul clearly states here that the individual that lives in faith through the spirit of Christ has put to death the working of the law, and contrariwise faith is of no effect operating under the old law which is contrary to the spirit of the law of faith in and through Christ Jesus .
  • Precious hope
    Thank you lord for moving us from the old to the new which is in Christ Jesus. Thank you for our new identity in Christ regardless of origin,colour or race. we are one in Christ.
    Amen and glory be to the most high God
  • 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.

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