Galatians 3:5
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English Standard Version
Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith—

King James Bible
He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

American Standard Version
He therefore that supplieth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Douay-Rheims Bible
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?

English Revised Version
He therefore that supplieth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Webster's Bible Translation
He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he this by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Weymouth New Testament
He who gives you His Spirit and works miracles among you--does He do so on the ground of your obedience to the Law, or is it the result of your having heard and believed:

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Vincent's Word Studies

Therefore (οὖν)

Resumes the thought of Galatians 3:2 (Galatians 3:3, Galatians 3:4 being, practically, parenthetical), in order to adduce the example of Abraham as a proof of justification by faith. The thought of Galatians 3:2 is further emphasized. The gift of the Spirit, and the bestowment of miraculous powers, is a purely divine operation in believers, which is not merited by legal works, but can be received and experienced only through the message of faith.

He that ministereth (ὁ ἐπιχορηγῶν)

Or supplieth. See 2 Corinthians 9:10; Colossians 2:19; 2 Peter 1:5. The idea of abundant supply (Lightfoot), if conveyed at all, resides, not in the preposition ἐπὶ, which indicates direction, but in the simple verb, which is used of abundant, liberal supply. He that ministereth is God.

Worketh (ἐνεργῶν)

See on 1 Thessalonians 2:13.

Miracles (δυνάμεις)

See on Matthew 11:20. Either miracles, as Mark 6:2; 1 Corinthians 12:10, or miraculous powers, as 1 Corinthians 12:6; Philippians 2:13; Ephesians 2:2. The analogy of these latter passages favors the second meaning.

Among you (ἐν ὑμῖν)

So, if δυνάμεις is explained as miracles. If miraculous powers, render in you.

Galatians 3:5 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

that. See on ver.

Galatians 3:2 This only would I learn of you, Received you the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

2 Corinthians 3:8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?

worketh.

Acts 14:3,9,10 Long time therefore stayed they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony to the word of his grace...

Acts 19:11,12 And God worked special miracles by the hands of Paul...

Romans 15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about to Illyricum...

1 Corinthians 1:4,5 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ...

2 Corinthians 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

2 Corinthians 12:12 Truly the signs of an apostle were worked among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

2 Corinthians 13:3 Since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.

by the works.

Galatians 3:2 This only would I learn of you, Received you the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

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

1 Corinthians 12:10
to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.

2 Corinthians 9:10
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

Philippians 1:19
for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance,

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