Galatians 3:3

“Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Are ye so foolish? hauing begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now perfected in the flesh?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Are you so foolish? having made a start in the Spirit, will you now be made complete in the flesh?
- Basic English Bible

Are ye so senseless? having begun in Spirit, are ye going to be made perfect in flesh?
- Darby Bible

Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
- Webster's Bible

Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now going to reach perfection through what is external?
- Weymouth Bible

Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now completed in the flesh?
- World English Bible

So ye ben foolis, that whanne ye han bigunne in spirit, ye ben endid in fleisch.
- Wycliffe Bible

so thoughtless are ye! having begun in the Spirit, now in the flesh do ye end?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 3:3


3:3 Are ye so thoughtless - As not to consider what you have yourselves experienced? Having begun in the Spirit - Having set out under the light and power of the Spirit by faith, do ye now, when ye ought to be more spiritual, and more acquainted with the power of faith, expect to be made perfect by the flesh? Do you think to complete either your justification or sanctification, by giving up that faith, and depending on the law, which is a gross and carnal thing when opposed to the gospel?


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 3:3


Ga 3:3 Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? They had begun with a spiritual religion, and received the Spirit. Did they expect to be made perfect by the fleshly ordinances of the law?

Discussion for Galatians 3:3

  • Saved by Grace for verse 3
    The reality is you are NOT made perfect by flesh. After all "God concluded all men in unbelief so that He could have mercy on all ". Done. ALL men fell short. Only fools think that they can save themselves or are doing so. Notice Paul is rebuking saved people here calling them foolish. The saved! Why. They were not speaking truth of Gods gift of Grace and acting like Pharisees if you will. The Spirit in Jesus purifies you fully. If it didn 't why would it be called pure? Who is going to say you are not made perfect by Him? Only someone ignorant of Gods righteousness. It is His righteousness you know. It is not ours! Men had none. No not one. Can you do it by yourself? Never. Is "saved " done once done? YES! It is past tense. Why we thank Jesus !!!!!!!! He gave all. He did what we could not Save ourselves. The saved persons end is ever lasting life. As it written Romans 6 22. This is your reality if saved. When? Right now. As written. Let no man lie to you.

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