New International Version
For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on the promise; but God in his grace gave it to Abraham through 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.
Darby Bible Translation
For if the inheritance [be] on the principle of law, [it is] no longer on the principle of promise; but God gave it in grace to Abraham by promise.
World English Bible
For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by promise.
Young's Literal Translation
for if by law be the inheritance, it is no more by promise, but to Abraham through promise did God grant it.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For if the inheritance be of the law - See the preceding arguments, in which this is proved.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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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 …
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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.
For if those who depend on the law are heirs, faith means nothing and the promise is worthless,
If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself,
saying, "I will surely bless you and give you many descendants."
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