New Living Translation
If God's promise is only for those who obey the law, then faith is not necessary and the promise is pointless.
King James Bible
For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:
Darby Bible Translation
For if they which are of law be heirs, faith is made vain, and the promise made of no effect.
World English Bible
For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void, and the promise is made of no effect.
Young's Literal Translation
for if they who are of law are heirs, the faith hath been made void, and the promise hath been made useless;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:14 If they only who are of the law - Who have kept the whole law. Are heirs, faith is made void - No blessing being to be obtained by it; and so the promise is of no effect.
Of Self-Surrender We should now begin to abandon and give up our whole existence unto God, from the strong and positive conviction, that the occurrence of every moment is agreeable to His immediate will and permission, and just such as our state requires. This conviction will make us resigned in all things; and accept of all that happens, not as from the creature, but as from God Himself. But I conjure you, my dearly beloved, who sincerely wish to give up yourselves to God, that after you have made …
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For if the inheritance could be received by keeping the law, then it would not be the result of accepting God's promise. But God graciously gave it to Abraham as a promise.
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