Galatians 3:2
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English Standard Version
Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith?

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

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

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?

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

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

Weymouth New Testament
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?"

Galatians 3:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

This only

I will convince you of your error by this one point. Do you owe the gifts of the Spirit to the works of the law, or to the message of faith?

Received ye, etc.

The answer lies in the question. You cannot deny that you received the gifts of the Spirit by the message of faith.

The hearing of faith (ἀκοῆς πίστεως)

See on Galatians 1:23. For hearing, render message. So, often in N.T. See Matthew 4:24; Matthew 14:6; John 12:38. lxx, 1 Samuel 2:24; 2 Samuel 13:30; Tob. 10:13; Habakkuk 3:2.

Galatians 3:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Received.

Galatians 3:5,14 He therefore that ministers to you the Spirit, and works miracles among you, does he it by the works of the law...

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins...

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

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

Acts 11:15-18 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning...

Acts 15:8 And God, which knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did to us;

Acts 19:2-6 He said to them, Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed? And they said to him...

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

2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if you receive another spirit, which you have not received...

Ephesians 1:13,14 In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed...

Hebrews 2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost...

Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift...

1 Peter 1:12 To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they did minister the things...

by the hearing.

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 10:16,17 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias said, Lord, who has believed our report...

Cross References
Romans 10:17
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

1 Corinthians 9:21
To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law.

Galatians 3:3
Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?

Galatians 3:14
so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.

Hebrews 4:2
For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened.

Hebrews 6:4
For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit,

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