Galatians 3:18
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English Standard Version
For if the inheritance comes by the law, it no longer comes by promise; but God gave it to Abraham by a promise.

King James Bible
For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

American Standard Version
For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise: but God hath granted it to Abraham by promise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise. But God gave it to Abraham by promise.

English Revised Version
For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise: but God hath granted it to Abraham by promise.

Webster's Bible Translation
For if the inheritance is by the law, it is no more by promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

Weymouth New Testament
For if the inheritance comes through obedience to Law, it no longer comes because of a promise. But, as a matter of fact, God has granted it to Abraham in fulfilment of a promise.

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Vincent's Word Studies

In the analogy of Galatians 3:15 there was contemplated the double possibility of invalidation or addition. With relation to God's promise, the Judaisers insisted on addition; since, while they preached faith in the promise and in its fulfillment in Christ, they made the inheritance of the promise dependent upon the fulfilling of the law. Paul, on the other hand, holds that the Judaistic addition involves invalidation. Salvation must rest either upon the promise or upon the law. The Judaiser said, upon the promise and the law. For God gave the inheritance to Abraham by promise. It has been shown that the law did not abrogate the promise. Hence, if the inheritance be of the law it is no more of the promise. Comp. Romans 4:14.

Gave (κεχάρισται)

Freely bestowed as a gracious gift. See on Luke 7:21.

Galatians 3:18 Parallel Commentaries

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if.

Galatians 3:10,12,26,29 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written...

Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

Romans 4:13-16 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law...

Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him...

but. See on ver.

Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He said not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to your seed...

Psalm 105:6-12,42 O you seed of Abraham his servant, you children of Jacob his chosen...

Micah 7:18-20 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage...

Luke 1:54,55,72,73 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy...

Hebrews 6:12-15 That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises...

Cross References
Romans 4:14
For if it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void.

Galatians 3:29
And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.

Hebrews 6:13
For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself,

Hebrews 6:14
saying, "Surely I will bless you and multiply you."

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