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

  • Irene123
    To Bruce - I was baptized in Jesus' name in '73 and I speak in tongues. It's wonderful, isn't it.
  • Bruce
    Irene: The Bible is "The Word"of God. The Word is Jesus! The Bread of Life! The One "you" need "Faith" in for Salvation. Only by The Blood of The Lamb is there Salvation. His sacrificed paid it all! Call on Him while He is near! Tomorrow May be too late! Eternity's coming! He will change your life,you will speak with a new tongue. The world ( lost people) will not understand! "The Beginning"----?
  • Irene123
    There was a comment on the back pgs. of this chapter about the distinction between 'faith' and 'the faith', but it wasn't completely followed through. In the book of James he talks a lot about 'faith'; this is the faith we have, our belief in God and His Word - it's a verb. Jude speaks of 'the faith ' once delivered to the saints - this is a noun. 'The faith' is the word of God, the Bible.
  • Bruce
    For by grace are we saved through faith--.Ephesians 2:8/But without faith it is impossible to please him:--.Hebrews11:6/No light switch need that takes too long. "YOU" will know your a lost sinner,when The Father calls:John6:44, no special words needed,He sees your Heart. Just ask forgiveness:1John 1:9./ You will be Baptized with the Holy Ghost and Fire:Matthew 3:11/ you will know:2Corinthians5:17
  • Stephende
    Many, many Christians fall into the trap from Pauls letters that being "saved" is easy as turning on a light switch, that all you need is faith to earn the favor if God, and what they do and think and feel in this world in inconsequential. In truth many preachers in our time fain righteousness while walking in sin.
  • Melva
    Praise God we are not under the law anymore but under grace

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