Galatians 2:19

“For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I through þe Law, am dead to the Law, that I might liue vnto God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For through the Law I died to the Law, so that I might live to God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I through the law died unto the law, that I might live unto God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I, through the law, have become dead to the law, so that I might be living to God.
- Basic English Bible

For *I*, through law, have died to law, that I may live to God.
- Darby Bible

For I through the law am dead to the law, that I may live to God.
- Webster's Bible

for it is by the Law that I have died to the Law, in order that I may live to God.
- Weymouth Bible

For I, through the law, died to the law, that I might live to God.
- World English Bible

For bi the lawe Y am deed to the lawe, and Y am fitchid to the crosse, that Y lyue to God with Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

for I through law, did die, that to God I may live;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 2:19


2:19 For I through the law - Applied by the Spirit to my heart, and deeply convincing me of my utter sinfulness and helplessness. Am dead to the law - To all hope of justification from it. That I may live to God - Not continue in sin. For this very end am I, in this sense, freed from the law, that I may be freed from sin.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 2:19


Ga 2:19 For I through the law am dead to the law. Compare and see notes on Ro 7:4-6 Col 2:20. When the knowledge of Christ came, and he saw his faulty obedience to the law, he realized that he was dead in sin, slain by the law. That I might live unto God. But having died, he was freed from the law, when he became a new creature in Christ.

Discussion for Galatians 2

  • Jim Kirkpatrick
    "For faith comes by hearing the word of God"
  • David
    What l think is not important, so when you ask my thoughts you ask of Christ's gospel witch is written on your heart. Knowing all flesh is sinful, my human ideals are unrighteous as no one is completely holy in the flesh. Ask the lord thy God ruler of heaven these things that you seek, thus total truth be shown in light, a honest revelation added unto your spirit.
  • Tim
    I am starting to study figures of speech that are used in the Bible. It is helping me tremendously to under stand what I am reading. No one ever taught me a thing about figures when involved with churches. But I find that without a basic understanding of figures of speech, the Word of God becomes much more difficult. For example: anaphora in Ephesians 6:12.
  • Steve morrow
    matthew 26:39 and HE went alittle further and fell on HIS face and prayed saying O MY FATHER if it be possible let this cup pass from ME nevertheless not as I will but as thou wilt matthew 26:42 HE went away again the second time and prayed saying O MY FATHER if this cup may not pass away from ME except I drink it thy will be done mark 10:38 But JESUS said unto them you know not what you ask can you drink of the cup I drink of and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with 39 and they said unto HIM we can and JESUS said unto them you shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall you be baptized 1 CORINTHIANS 10:21 YOU CANNOT DRINK THE CUP OF THE LORD AND THE CUP OF devils YOU CANNOT BE PARTAKERS OF THE LORDS TABLE AND OF THE TABLE OF devils 1 CORINTHIANS 11:27 WHEREFORE WHOSOEVER SHALL EAT THIS BREAD AND DRINK THIS CUP OF THE LORD UNWORTHILY SHALL BE GUILTY OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF THE LORD
  • Irene123
    To Bro. Daniel FC on Gal. ch. 2 - I answered your question about the flood-time 'laws' 3 wks. ago. I'm not one to debate God's word. There's nothing wrong with that; I just don't do it.
  • Bro. Daniel FC
    To: Irene 123 Part 1 Are you saying that God destroyed the antediluvians in spite of the fact that they had no laws to guide them in righteousness? Is God unfair? Sin is the transgression of the law 1Jn. 3:4, and the wages of sin is death Rom. 6:23.

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