Galatians 3:15

“Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Brethren, I speake after the maner of men: though it be but a mans couenant, yet if it bee confirmed, no man disanulleth, or addeth thereto.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Brethren, I speak in terms of human relations: even though it is {only} a man's covenant, yet when it has been ratified, no one sets it aside or adds conditions to it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Brethren, I speak after the manner of men: Though it be but a man's covenant, yet when it hath been confirmed, no one maketh it void, or addeth thereto.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Brothers, as men would say, even a man's agreement, when it has been made certain, may not be put on one side, or have additions made to it.
- Basic English Bible

Brethren, (I speak according to man,) even man's confirmed covenant no one sets aside, or adds other dispositions to.
- Darby Bible

Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it is but a man's covenant, yet if it is confirmed, no man disannulleth or addeth to it.
- Webster's Bible

Brethren, even a covenant made by a man--to borrow an illustration from daily life--when once formally sanctioned is not liable to be set aside or added to.
- Weymouth Bible

Brothers, speaking of human terms, though it is only a man's covenant, yet when it has been confirmed, no one makes it void, or adds to it.
- World English Bible

Britheren, Y seie aftir man, no man dispisith the testament of a man that is confermed, or ordeyneth aboue.
- Wycliffe Bible

Brethren, as a man I say [it], even of man a confirmed covenant no one doth make void or doth add to,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 3:15


3:15 I speak after the manner of men - I illustrate this by a familiar instance, taken from the practice of men. Though it be but a man's covenant, yet, if it be once legally confirmed, none - No, not the covenanter himself, unless something unforeseen occur, which cannot be the case with God. Disannulleth, or addeth thereto - Any new conditions.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 3:15


Ga 3:15 I speak after the manner of men. I will make a comparison with human affairs. Though [it be] but a man's covenant, etc. A covenant, or agreement, among men, after it is ratified, cannot be annulled or altered without the consent of both parties.

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