Galatians 3:2
Good News Translation
Tell me this one thing: did you receive God's Spirit by doing what the Law requires or by hearing the gospel and believing it?

Contemporary English Version
I want to know only one thing. How were you given God's Spirit? Was it by obeying the Law of Moses or by hearing about Christ and having faith in him?

Douay-Rheims Bible
This only would I learn of you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by the hearing of faith?

New American Bible
I want to learn only this from you: did you receive the Spirit from works of the law, or from faith in what you heard?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

This only would I learn of you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by the hearing of faith?

Received.

Galatians 3:5,14 He therefore who giveth to you the Spirit and worketh miracles among you: doth he do it by the works of the law or by the hearing of the faith? . . .

Acts 2:38 But Peter said to them: Do penance: and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins. And you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 8:15 Who, when they were come, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Ghost.

Acts 10:44-47 While Peter was yet speaking these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them that heard the word. . . .

Acts 11:15-18 And when I had begun to speak, the Holy Ghost fell upon them, as upon us also in the beginning. . . .

Acts 15:8 And God, who knoweth the hearts, gave testimony, giving unto them the Holy Ghost, as well as to us:

Acts 19:2-6 And he said to them: Have you received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? But they said to him: We have not so much as heard whether there be a Holy Ghost. . . .

1 Corinthians 12:7-13 And the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man unto profit. . . .

2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Christ, whom we have not preached; or if you receive another Spirit, whom you have not received; or another gospel, which you have not received: you might well bear with him.

Ephesians 1:13,14 In whom you also, after you had heard the word of truth (the gospel of your salvation), in whom also believing, you were signed with the holy Spirit of promise. . . .

Hebrews 2:4 God also bearing them witness by signs and wonders and divers miracles and distributions of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will.

Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once illuminated, have tasted also the heavenly gift and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,

1 Peter 1:12 To whom it was revealed that, not to themselves but to you, they ministered those things which are now declared to you by them that have preached the gospel to you: the Holy Ghost being sent down from heaven, on whom the angels desire to look.

by the hearing.

Romans 1:17 For the justice of God is revealed therein, from faith unto faith, as it is written: The just man liveth by faith.

Romans 10:16,17 But all do not obey the gospel. For Isaias saith: Lord, who hath believed our report? . . .

Context
Faith and Belief
1O senseless Galatians, who hath bewitched you that you should not obey the truth: before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been set forth, crucified among you? 2This only would I learn of you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by the hearing of faith? 3Are you so foolish that, whereas you began in the Spirit, you would now be made perfect by the flesh?…
Cross References
Romans 10:17
Faith then cometh by hearing; and hearing by the word of Christ.

1 Corinthians 9:21
To them that are under the law, as if I were under the law, (whereas myself was not under the law,) that I might gain them that were under the law. To them that were without the law, as if I were without the law, (whereas I was not without the law of God, but was in the law of Christ,) that I might gain them that were without the law.

Galatians 3:3
Are you so foolish that, whereas you began in the Spirit, you would now be made perfect by the flesh?

Galatians 3:14
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Christ Jesus: that we may receive the promise of the Spirit by faith.

Hebrews 4:2
For unto us also it hath been declared in like manner as unto them. But the word of hearing did not profit them, not being mixed with faith of those things they heard.

Hebrews 6:4
For it is impossible for those who were once illuminated, have tasted also the heavenly gift and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,

Additional Translations
I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law, or by hearing with faith?

I wish only to learn this from you: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the Law or by hearing of faith?

This only would I learn of you, Received you the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

This only would I learn from you. Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

This only I wish to learn of you, Have ye received the Spirit on the principle of works of law, or of [the] report of faith?

This only would I learn from you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

This only would I learn from you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Answer me this one question, "Is it on the ground of your obedience to the Law that you received the Spirit, or is it because, when you heard, you believed?"

I just want to learn this from you. Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by hearing of faith?

this only do I wish to learn from you -- by works of law the Spirit did ye receive, or by the hearing of faith?
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