Galatians 3:24

“Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore the Law was our Schoolemaster to bring vs vnto Christ, that we might be iustified by Faith.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore the Law has become our tutor {to lead us} to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So that the law is become our tutor `to bring us' unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So the law has been a servant to take us to Christ, so that we might have righteousness by faith.
- Basic English Bible

So that the law has been our tutor up to Christ, that we might be justified on the principle of faith.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore the law was our school-master to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
- Webster's Bible

So that the Law has acted the part of a tutor-slave to lead us to Christ, in order that through faith we may be declared to be free from guilt.
- Weymouth Bible

So that the law has become our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
- World English Bible

And so the lawe was oure vndirsmaister in Crist, that we ben iustified of bileue.
- Wycliffe Bible

so that the law became our child-conductor -- to Christ, that by faith we may be declared righteous,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 3:24


3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster unto Christ - It was designed to train us up for Christ. And this it did both by its commands, which showed the need we had of his atonement; and its ceremonies, which all pointed us to him.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 3:24


Ga 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster. "Tutor", in the Revised Version. In Roman families a trusted slave, a pedagogue, had charge of children, preserved them from harm, and took them to school. The law is such a tutor; not a schoolmaster, but a guide to lead us to the school of Christ. There we are "justified by faith".

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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