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

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths- There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
  • A disciple
    Brian; I think you're not understanding something about "in the Name of Jesus" and "in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." Read Psalm 2 for example, and we see that we are commanded to "Kiss the Son;" which means, "The only Name given among men whereby we must be saved." That doesn't put Him above or apart from the Father and the Holy Spirit; but is part of the whole.
  • Mahlon
    The law requires a sacrifice. Faith is a gift. Gifts are given. God gave Jesus was given and not demanding he gave himself he gave his life he gave his love he gave his life by faith we accept all three and now we are free because of the faith of Abraham and his love the word god. All of us who are in Christ are the Seed of Abraham and Jesus was referred to as the Seed of Abraham. Faith is the sub
  • Brother Daniel FC
    In Phil. 2:2, 5 we are invited: “Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind… Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus…” God wants us to be one with Him, to live in our hearts and minds. “Abide in me, and I in you. John 15:4". “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you...? 1Co 6:19"
  • Brother Daniel FC
    Say Brian, I think you re confusing UNITY with MULTIPLE PERSONALITY: God the Father, Jesus His only begotten Son and the Holy Spirit can think and act as ONE because of their perfect mind but none of them suffer of multiple personality disorder, as you maintain. Read John 17, the most beautiful prayer in the Bible: Is Jesus praying to Himself?
  • Ray321
    Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. The unsaved will be under the law, they will be judged by God. Believers in Christ Jesus is not under the law, because we Jesus paid the price on the cross, but it doesn't give us license to break the law or sin.

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