New International Version
The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, "The person who does these things will live by them."
King James Bible
And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Darby Bible Translation
but the law is not on the principle of faith; but, He that shall have done these things shall live by them.
World English Bible
The law is not of faith, but, "The man who does them will live by them."
Young's Literal Translation
and the law is not by faith, but -- 'The man who did them shall live in them.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And the law is not of faith - It promises no forgiveness to believing, but requires obedience. It is not, What do you believe? but, What have you done? The man that doeth them perfectly, at all times, and in all places, he shall live in them; but if in any case he fails, he forfeits his life. See the notes on Romans 1:17, etc.
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LibraryJuly 8. "Having Begun in the Spirit, are Ye Now Made Perfect by the Flesh" (Gal. Iii. 3).
"Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh" (Gal. iii. 3). Grace literally means that which we do not have to earn. It has two great senses always; it comes for nothing and it comes when we are helpless; it doesn't merely help the man that helps himself--that is not the Gospel; the Gospel is that God helps the man who can't help himself. And then there is another thing; God helps the man to help himself, for everything the man does comes from God. Grace is given to the man …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Lessons of Experience
A Case of Conscience Resolved
The Substance of Some Discourse had Between the Clerk of the Peace and Myself; when He came to Admonish Me, According to the Tenor of that Law, by which I was in Prison.
Keep my decrees and laws, for the person who obeys them will live by them. I am the LORD.
I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death.
Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: "The person who does these things will live by them."
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