New American Standard Bible
For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.
King James Bible
For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Darby Bible Translation
For the law was given by Moses: grace and truth subsists through Jesus Christ.
World English Bible
For the law was given through Moses. Grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.
Young's Literal Translation
for the law through Moses was given, the grace and the truth through Jesus Christ did come;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The law was given - The Old Testament economy. The institutions under which the Jews lived.
By Moses - By Moses, as the servant of God. He was the great legislator of the Jews, by whom, under God, their polity was formed. The law worketh wrath Romans 4:15; it was attended with many burdensome rites and ceremonies Acts 15:10; it was preparatory to another state of things. The gospel succeeded that and took its place, and thus showed the greatness of the gospel economy, as well as its grace and truth.
Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ - A system of religion full of favors, and the "true" system, was revealed by him. The old system was one of "law," and "shadows," and "burdensome rites;" "this" was full of mercy to mankind, and was true in all things. We may learn from these verses:
1. that all our mercies come from Jesus Christ.
2. "All true believers receive from Christ's fulness; the best and greatest saints cannot live without him, the meanest and weakest may live by him. This excludes proud boasting that we have nothing but 'we have received it,' and silenceth perplexing fears that we want nothing but 'we may receive it.'"
LibraryJanuary 20 Morning
His name shall be called Wonderful.--ISA. 9:6. The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.--Thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. They shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.--JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. All men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father.--God . . . hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is …
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And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
"Did not Moses give you the Law, and yet none of you carries out the Law? Why do you seek to kill Me?"
and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
Therefore Pilate said to Him, "So You are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice."
so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
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