Galatians 3:16

“Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Galatians 3:16

Now to Abraham and his seede were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many, but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, "And to seeds, as {referring} to many, but {rather} to one, "And to your seed," that is, Christ."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now to Abraham were the promises spoken, and to his seed. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now to Abraham were the undertakings given, and to his seed. He says not, And to seeds, as of a great number; but as of one, he says, And to your seed, which is Christ.
- Basic English Bible

But to Abraham were the promises addressed, and to his seed: he does not say, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed; which is Christ.
- Darby Bible

Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
- Webster's Bible

(Now the promises were given to Abraham and to his seed. God did not say "and to seeds," as if speaking of many, but "and to your seed," since He spoke of only one--and this is Christ.)
- Weymouth Bible

Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He doesn't say, "To seeds," as of many, but as of one, "To your seed," which is Christ.
- World English Bible

The biheestis weren seid to Abraham and to his seed; he seith not, In seedis, as in many, but as in oon, And to thi seed, that is, Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

and to Abraham were the promises spoken, and to his seed; He doth not say, `And to seeds,' as of many, but as of one, `And to thy seed,' which is Christ;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Galatians 3:16

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 3:16


3:16 Now the promises were made to Abraham and his seed - Several promises were made to Abraham; but the chief of all, and which was several times repeated, was that of the blessing through Christ. He - That is, God. Saith not, And to seeds, as of many - As if the promise were made to several kinds of seed. But as of one - That is, one kind of seed, one posterity, one kind of sons. And to all these the blessing belonged by promise. Which is Christ - including all that believe in him. #Gen 22:18|.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 3:16


Ga 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promise made. The covenant with its promises was made with Abraham and his seed. There were promises spoken on several occasion. See Ge 12:3,7 13:16 15:5 17:7. The promises of the covenant were to the seed, as well as to Abraham, and hence did not terminate with his death. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many, but . . . to thy seed. This passage has excited much criticism. Many have thought that Paul made a grammatical mistake. Even Luther says: ``My dear brother Paul, this argument won't stick.'' The criticism is that "sperma", the Greek word rendered "seed", is a collective noun and may include all Abraham's descendants. Paul elsewhere (Ro 4:18 9:7) shows that he knew just the meaning of "sperma", but the question here is not one of grammar, but of spiritual meaning. Paul does not mean that "sperma" ("seed") excludes plurality, but that it implies unity. Not the word "children" or "descendants" is used. This would embrace the children of Ishmael, of Esau, and of Keturah. But there is a seed to whom the promise is given; a seed that embraces many, but is one. That seed is Christ the head, and all in Christ. See 1Co 12:12 The whole spiritual seed of Abraham concentrates in Christ. The promise is to Christ and all in Christ. Paul understood Greek as well as his critics, and also knew what he meant.

Discussion for Galatians 3:16

  • Andy G van den Berg on Galatians 3:16
    To JOEL OSTEEN,

    Please read Matthew 5:10-12.

    We invested 20K in self-publishing the book 'A World Deceived' in 2005, and invested our personal money into the website for 15 years, including the website administrator. The first two distributors of the book went bankrupt and there has been no distribution since 2018. We have no Tax-Free status with Revenue Canada.

    It should be noted that in over 36 years of service we have never collected/received, solicited or requested donations. The gift of 'Life' was freely given and freely do we give to all those that believe (2 Kings 5:16; Matthew 6:26; 10:8).

    We don't take money from the people, including the poor, and live in a ten million dollar estate. We live in modest apartment and drive a 2012 vehicle.

    It is not nice to falsely accuse people, whom you don't know, including their message of Repentance, which you are unable to understand since you are separated from the true and living God (1 Cor. 2:14), as you take pleasure in following after an image of a false god and a false Christ (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; Gal. 4:8; 2 Cor. 11:13-15; Rev. 12:9).

    Seek, and ye shall find (Matthew 7:7),

    In His Service.

    Andy & Dianne van den Berg - Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Andy G van den Berg on Galatians 3:16
    To J.O.

    The Word of God is God (John 1:1) and not for any private interpretation (2 Peter 1:20). If it records in Rev. 12:9 that this whole world has been deceived, it did not speak of a particular country, group of people, person or religion, it meant the whole world.

    For a better understanding and the 'spiritual truth' what it means to repent, and learn how and by whom (2 Cor. 11:13-15) this whole world has been deceived and what mankind must do to be reunited with the true and living God, we invite you to seek Him according to the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive (Matthew 7:7; John 14:17).

    The word 'Repent' in different forms (repent, repentance, repented, repentest, repenteth, repenting), is mentioned 110 times in the KJV, and there seems to be a great misconception what the true 'spiritual' meaning of the word is. The word 'repent' used in the New Testament was translated from the Greek word "metanoeo", and means to change, transform, to think differently or reconsider.

    Only through Repentance will God be able to reveal Himself, and adopt you as His sons and daughters (Rom. 8:15,23; 2 Cor.6:18; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:5; Hebr. 12:5; 1 John 3:1) and reveal to you how this whole world has been deceived (Rev. 12:9) and overcome this world (1 John 5:4).

    The word 'Repent' means a lot more than what people by nature have been conditioned to believe. It is the key principle of all the teachings of Jesus Christ and the axiom (basis) of the Word of God and a prerequisite and primary requirement for the salvation of mankind. It means the changing of spirits - to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18).

    It is only by revelation of God that people will come to know the true Christ (Daniel 12:4,9; Amos 3:7; Matthew 16:17; Luke 2:26; Romans 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:10; Gal. 1:16; Eph. 3:3,5; Rev. 1:1). It should also be remembered that it is a narrow way that leadeth unto 'Life', and few there be that find it (Matthew 7:14).
  • Alex on Galatians 3:16
    Comments about Isaiah 49, Isaiah 11 and Psalms 72 We see the Gransons The King is gonna have a Son which was Solomon but Solomon is symbolic of the H.G.Thats what Solomon means is Comforter H.G. and Solomon was the Granson. Symbolic of the H.G. THE COMFORTER. There is a great judge coming which is the H.G. THE COMFORTER Christ Offspring. He BREATH on them and they received the H.G YA gotta realize his breath was his word, his Seed thats is gonna impregnate this whole world with a spirit which is the H.G. ISAIAH describes the Davidic kingdom as Jesse, David and Solomon, Father son and granson, And Solomon was the great judge like no other in the O.T. Without this Father, Son, AND GRANSON SCENARIO THERE CANNOT BE AN ISRAEL OF GOD,God swore by his very self when he made this Promise of multiplication,Thats y he told Moses my name is abraham issac and jacob this is father son and granson that became the nation of Israel,but there is an ISRAEL OF GOD COMING WHICH IS ALSO FATHER SON AND GRANSON. Just as Solomon came out of the loins of David. the H.G comes out of the loins of Christ,HE BREATH ON THEM THAT WAS HIS SEED, his Word thus the H.G CAME OUT OF HIS LOINS, His seed etc. Thats y he refers to the H.G as the promise,Its his seed etc th gransons that are gonna be as the stars of heaven.Give the King thy judgements O God and thy righteounsness UNTO THE kINGS SON THAT WAS SOLOMON BUT IS PROPHETIC OF the H.G. the Kings Son ( Christ's Sons ) The GRANSON, tHE BEGINNING OF AN Israel of God that is gonna be born in US via that good seed his word etc The new covenant. The book in the Fathers righthand. Christ is not impotent, he has a seed to sow in humanity,Which is the word the Gransons. All nations are gonna call him blessed talking bout Solomon which is prophetic of the H.G. Christ which is IMMANUEL God with us.Blessed be his Holy name forever, let the whole earth be filled with his GLORY AMEN.We will sing a new song in that day,not this old churchanity song much longer.
  • Alex on Galatians 3:16
    Comments by Alex about the Gransons that are the result of the new covenant, The words of God, th seeds of the sower. The children of Promise, spirits as God is spirit. Christ is not impotent he has a seed to sow in humanity. But this cannot happen till the book is opened which contains the living WORDS of God, the new covenant is gonna be sown in our hearts, Christ will not sire flesh and blood children simply b/c his seed is th living word the very seed of God. His offspring is the H.G. TH GRANSON THE CHILDREN OF THE KINGDOM AS HE SAID. they are gonna be as the stars of heaven gonna be born in humanity. Ya gonna seed bumper stickers saying i am with CHILD of the H.G.I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven,behold me and the children, which is the H.G. the child of Promise for everyone.If i be lifted up i will draw ALL men unto me via his seed the word, that good seed that only Christ can sow in your hearts that new covenant, Our new hearts and new spirits is Christ in US.Isaiah 11 speaks of the babes and sucklings that are be in all his holy mountain they are gonna rule the world as the manchild will rule all the world. That new covenant is all inclusive. Jesus died for everybody. When he fed the multitudes he did not cull anybody . he makes his sun to shine on everybody. makes his rain to water everybody. If any man thirst let him come unto me and drink.God is no respecter of persons, he wants to impregnate this whole world with his precious seed the child is the H.G. THAT CHILD OF PROMISE. BEING BORNAGAIN OF AN INCORRUPTIBLE SEED ETC EVEN BY THE words of God the living words Just as Issac multiplied his father abraham, Christ is gona multiply his father GOD ALMIGHTY, THATS Y HE IS SAYING to whom the Word came it made them Gods and th scrip cannot be broken. meaning his word , His seeds cannot return unto him void, the church humanity is gonna have a baby,Christ is the FATHER thats y he is saying whosoever receives one child in MY NAME receives ME. GBU
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Galatians 3:16
    Alex, keep prophesying the tenth (fruitfruits) well understand.


 

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