Galatians 3:24

“Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore the Law was our Schoolemaster to bring vs vnto Christ, that we might be iustified by Faith.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore the Law has become our tutor {to lead us} to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So that the law is become our tutor `to bring us' unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So the law has been a servant to take us to Christ, so that we might have righteousness by faith.
- Basic English Bible

So that the law has been our tutor up to Christ, that we might be justified on the principle of faith.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore the law was our school-master to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
- Webster's Bible

So that the Law has acted the part of a tutor-slave to lead us to Christ, in order that through faith we may be declared to be free from guilt.
- Weymouth Bible

So that the law has become our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
- World English Bible

And so the lawe was oure vndirsmaister in Crist, that we ben iustified of bileue.
- Wycliffe Bible

so that the law became our child-conductor -- to Christ, that by faith we may be declared righteous,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 3:24


3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster unto Christ - It was designed to train us up for Christ. And this it did both by its commands, which showed the need we had of his atonement; and its ceremonies, which all pointed us to him.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 3:24


Ga 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster. "Tutor", in the Revised Version. In Roman families a trusted slave, a pedagogue, had charge of children, preserved them from harm, and took them to school. The law is such a tutor; not a schoolmaster, but a guide to lead us to the school of Christ. There we are "justified by faith".

Discussion for Galatians 3

  • 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.
  • 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 !

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