Galatians 2:16
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English Standard Version
yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

King James Bible
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

American Standard Version
yet knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we believed on Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the law: because by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But knowing that man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ; we also believe in Christ Jesus, that we may be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: because by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.

English Revised Version
yet knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, save through faith in Jesus Christ, even we believed on Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the law: because by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Webster's Bible Translation
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we may be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Weymouth New Testament
know that it is not through obedience to Law that a man can be declared free from guilt, but only through faith in Jesus Christ. We have therefore believed in Christ Jesus, for the purpose of being declared free from guilt, through faith in Christ and not through obedience to Law. For through obedience to Law no human being shall be declared free from guilt.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Justified (δικαιοῦται)

See on Romans 3:20, Romans 3:26. The meaning to declare or pronounce righteous cannot be consistently carried through Paul's writings in the interest of a theological fiction of imputed righteousness. See, for example, Romans 4:25; 1 Corinthians 6:11; and all passages where the word is used to describe justification by works of the law, as here, Galatians 3:11; Galatians 5:4. If one is a real righteousness, founded upon his conformity to the law. Why is the righteousness of faith any less a real righteousness?

By the works of the law (ἐξ ἔργων νόμου)

Lit. out of the works, etc. Comp. Romans 3:20. Works are characteristic of a legal dispensation. Paul often puts "works" alone as representing legal righteousness. See Romans 4:2, Romans 4:6; Romans 9:11, Romans 9:32; Romans 11:6; Ephesians 2:9.

But by faith (ἐὰν μὴ)

As the Greek stands, it would read, "Is not justified by the works of the law save through faith." So, unfortunately, Rev. This would mean, as the Romish interpreters, not through works of the law except they be done through faith in Christ, and would ascribe justification to works which grow out of faith. Paul means that justification is by faith alone. The use of ἐὰν μὴ is to be thus explained: A man is not justified by the works of the law: (he is not justified) except by faith in Jesus Christ. Ἑὰν μὴ retains its exceptive force, but the exception refers only to the verb. Comp. εἰ μὴ in Matthew 12:4; Luke 4:26, Luke 4:27; Galatians 1:19; Revelation 21:27.

Flesh (σάρξ)

See on Romans 7:5. For no flesh see on Romans 3:20.

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that.

Galatians 2:19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live to God.

Galatians 3:10-12 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written...

Galatians 5:4 Christ is become of no effect to you, whoever of you are justified by the law; you are fallen from grace.

Job 9:2,3,29 I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God...

Job 25:4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?

Psalm 130:3,4 If you, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand...

Luke 10:25-29 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life...

Acts 13:38,39 Be it known to you therefore, men and brothers, that through this man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins...

Romans 3:19,20,27,28 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped...

Romans 4:2,13-15 For if Abraham were justified by works, he has whereof to glory; but not before God...

Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ...

but.

Galatians 3:13,14,22-24 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written...

Galatians 4:5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Romans 3:21-26,28,30 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets...

Romans 4:5,6,24,25 But to him that works not, but believes on him that justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness...

Romans 5:1,2,8,9 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ...

Romans 8:3,30-34 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh...

1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus...

2 Corinthians 5:19-21 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, not imputing their trespasses to them...

Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ...

Hebrews 7:18,19 For there is truly a cancellation of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof...

we have.

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me...

John 6:68,69 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? you have the words of eternal life...

John 20:31 But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God...

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

1 Peter 1:2,8,9,18-21 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit...

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live to righteousness...

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh...

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ...

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another...

1 John 2:1,2 My little children, these things write I to you, that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father...

Revelation 7:9,14 After this I beheld, and, see, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds...

for.

Galatians 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

Psalm 143:2 And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight shall no man living be justified.

Cross References
Psalm 143:2
Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you.

Acts 13:39
and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.

Romans 3:20
For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

Romans 3:22
the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:

Romans 9:30
What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith;

Galatians 3:11
Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for "The righteous shall live by faith."

Galatians 3:24
So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith.

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