Galatians 3:13

“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Christ hath redeemed vs from the curse of the Law, being made a curse for vs: for it is written, Cursed is euery one that hangeth on tree:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us--for it is written, "CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE--"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Christ has made us free from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us: because it is said in the Writings, A curse on everyone who is put to death by hanging on a tree:
- Basic English Bible

Christ has redeemed us out of the curse of the law, having become a curse for us, (for it is written, Cursed [is] every one hanged upon a tree,)
- Darby Bible

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Accursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
- Webster's Bible

Christ has purchased our freedom from the curse of the Law by becoming accursed for us--because "Cursed is every one who is hanged upon a tree."
- Weymouth Bible

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us. For it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree,"
- World English Bible

But Crist ayenbouyte us fro the curse of the lawe, and was maad acursid for vs; for it is writun, Ech man is cursid that hangith in the tre;
- Wycliffe Bible

Christ did redeem us from the curse of the law, having become for us a curse, for it hath been written, `Cursed is every one who is hanging on a tree,'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 3:13


3:13 Christ - Christ alone. The abruptness of the sentence shows an holy indignation at those who reject so great a blessing. Hath redeemed us - Whether Jews or gentiles, at an high price. From the curse of the law - The curse of God, which the law denounces against all transgressors of it. Being made a curse for us - Taking the curse upon himself, that we might be delivered from it, willingly submitting to that death which the law pronounces peculiarly accursed. #Deu 21:23|.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 3:13


Ga 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law. From the curse of the law Christ hath redeemed us by suffering for us. Compare Mt 20:28 1Ti 2:6 1Co 6:20 7:23 Tit 2:14. Being made a curse for us. He took our curse on himself and suffered in our stead. For it is written. In De 21:23.

Discussion for Galatians 3

  • Bookreadingismything
    A former colleague of mine once said, "We are all God's children". That is so true.
  • A disciple
    "For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus." Leading in to this statement, Paul uses the simile of a "Schoolmaster " and the idea of Graduating has many apparently confused about the importance of the Law "because we are NOW Christians under grace." What part of any of God's commandments are we now released from keeping? Seventh-Day Sabbaths? No Covetousness? Doing no evil to our neighbor? Honoring our parents? NO IDOLS? And which of all the Statutes and ordinances? The sacrifices and observing holy days? We read in the Prophets that these too will all be kept and practiced under the full weight of Christ's Authority, and penalty by His Rod of Iron if they don't. There are many things we have yet to learn! The Apostles commanded that the Gentiles should not be held under scrutiny or bondage to keep the Law of Moses, as in becoming Jews but they DID NOT DENOUNCE IT, OR FORBID IT! Paul's teaching was to show the completeness of the grace of God in Christ for the Believer NOT to overthrow what God had enjoined to Israel for ever.
  • Steve morrow
    1 TIMOTHY 4:6 IF THOU PUT THE BRETHREN IN REMEMBRANCE OF THESE THINGS THOU SHALT BE A GOOD MINISTER OF JESUS CHRIST --NOURISHED UP IN THE WORDS OF FAITH--AND OF GOOD DOCTRINE WHEREUNTO THOU HAST ATTAINED MATTHEW 12:37 FOR BY THY WORDS THOU SHALT BE JUSTIFIED AND BY THY WORDS THOU SHALT BE CONDEMNED ROMANS 5:1 THEREFORE BEING JUSTIFIED BY FAITH WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ROMANS 3:22 EVEN THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD WHICH IS BY FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST UNTO ALL AND UPON ALL THEM THAT BELIEVE FOR THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE 1 JOHN 3:10 IN THIS THE CHILDREN OF GOD ARE MANIFEST AND THE CHILDREN OF THE devil WHOSOEVER DOETH NOT RIGHTEOUSNESS --- IS NOT OF GOD --- NEITHER HE THAT LOVETH NOT HIS BROTHER 1 TIMOTHY 1:13 HOLD FAST THE FORM OF SOUND WORDS WHICH THOU HAST HEARD OF ME IN FAITH AND LOVE WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS 2 CORINTHIANS 13:5 EXAMINE YOURSELVES --WHETHER YOU BE IN THE FAITH--PROVE YOUR OWN SELVES KNOW YOU NOT YOUR OWNSELVES HOW THAT JESUS CHRIST IS IN YOU EXCEPT YOU BE REPROBATES JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE
  • Spenner
    My prayer for the church is that we would all become "one" in Christ Jesus.If we all "Put on Christ" by being "Baptised into Christ" (Acts2:38)there would not be all these different denominations,and different doctrines.Let us "build upon the Apostles and the Prophets with Jesus Christ as the Chief Corner Stone" (Eph2:20)
  • 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.