New Living Translation
Before the way of faith in Christ was available to us, we were placed under guard by the law. We were kept in protective custody, so to speak, until the way of faith was revealed.
King James Bible
But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
Darby Bible Translation
But before faith came, we were guarded under law, shut up to faith which was about to be revealed.
World English Bible
But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, confined for the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
Young's Literal Translation
And before the coming of the faith, under law we were being kept, shut up to the faith about to be revealed,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:23 But before faith - That is, the gospel dispensation. Came, we were kept - As in close custody. Under the law - The Mosaic dispensation. Shut up unto the faith which was to be revealed - Reserved and prepared for the gospel dispensation.
LibraryThe Work of the Holy Spirit
This evening, however, I shall run away from my text somewhat. Having just in a few words endeavored to explain the meaning of the whole sentence, I intend only this evening to dwell upon the doctrine which incidentally the apostle teaches us. He teaches us that we begin in the Spirit--"Having begun in the Spirit" I have already illustrated the whole text sufficiently for our understanding if God the Holy Spirit shall enlighten us; and I shall now, I say, confine myself to the thought that Christians …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
The Curse Removed
Ephesians ii. 8
The Critical Reconstruction of the History of the Apostolic Age.
For he is sent by God. He speaks God's words, for God gives him the Spirit without limit.
For God has imprisoned everyone in disobedience so he could have mercy on everyone.
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