Galatians 3:29

“And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if yee be Christs, then are ye Abrahams seed, and heires according to the promise.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to promise.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if ye are Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, heirs according to promise.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and yours is the heritage by the right of God's undertaking given to Abraham.
- Basic English Bible

but if *ye* [are] of Christ, then ye are Abraham's seed, heirs according to promise.
- Darby Bible

And if ye are Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
- Webster's Bible

And if you belong to Christ, then you are indeed true descendants of Abraham, and are heirs in fulfilment of the promise.
- Weymouth Bible

If you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed and heirs according to promise.
- World English Bible

And if ye ben oon in `Jhesu Crist, thanne ye ben the seed of Abraham, and eiris bi biheest.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if ye [are] of Christ then of Abraham ye are seed, and according to promise -- heirs.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 3:29


3:29 If ye are Christ's - That is, believers in him.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 3:29


Ga 3:29 If ye [be] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. As Christ is the seed of Abraham, all in Christ become the spiritual seed of Abraham, and hence heirs of the promise to Abraham's seed.

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.

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