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

  • Brother Daniel FC
    To a Disciple. Don’t get me wrong: I love Ap. Paul: I just disagree of how he treats Ap. Peter, who is equally dear to me. His attitude of a learned man, a Pharisee who studied at the feet of Gamaliel, towards a simple fisherman, strikes me as arrogance. I don’t think Jesus would agree with that. And that is not all… so, talk to me Disciple!
  • Brother Daniel FC
    To a Disciple. No, I am not hasty, and it doesn’t take special revelation to see where Ap. Paul comes from; whence his behavior. Read the whole letter to Galatians, and you will understand better. Accusing your fellow worker, who was trained by Jesus for 3.5 years, a faithful man, full of the Holy Spirit, of hypocrisy, and cursing the people who disagree with you; is hardly Christian behavior.
  • A disciple
    Daniel; You are too hasty in your speech and sadly lacking in understanding and respect for things much higher than you! Are you so likewise endowed with a calling and wisdom and knowledge by revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ? And are you likewise travelling through foreign Countries risking your life to preach the Glad Tidings under constant persecution, slander, and betrayals? Why scrutinize?
  • Brother Daniel FC
    In verse 8, Apostle Paul's modesty leaves much to be desired: - ... he that wrought wrought EFFECTUALLY in Peter - versus -the same was MIGHTY in me. - I guess Ap. Paul doesn't know about the Day of Pentecost nor about the thousands that accepted Christ as the result of Ap. Peter's preaching. See Acts Ch. 2. Three thousand people turned to Jesus: Now, that's MIGHTY.
  • 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.

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