C. The Spirit by Faith in Christ
versus the Flesh by Works of Law
1. The Spirit Being the Blessing of the Promise
by Faith in Christ
1 O foolish aGalatians, bwho has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was openly portrayed 1ccrucified?
2 This only I wish to learn from you, Did you 1receive the 2aSpirit out of the 3bworks of law or out of the 3chearing of dfaith?
3 Are you so foolish? Having 1begun by the 2Spirit, are you now being 1perfected by the 2aflesh?
4 Have you 1asuffered so many things bin vain, if indeed it was in vain?
5 He therefore who 1bountifully asupplies to you the 2bSpirit and 3cdoes works of power among you, does He do it out of the 4dworks of law or out of the hearing of faith?
6 Even as 1a"Abraham bbelieved God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.''
7 Know then that they who are of 1afaith, these are 2bsons of Abraham.
8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would ajustify the Gentiles out of faith, announced the 1gospel beforehand to Abraham: b"In you shall all the nations be cblessed.''
9 So then they who are of 1afaith are 2blessed with 3believing Abraham.
10 For as many as are of the aworks of law are under a 1bcurse; for it is written, c"Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all the things written in the book of the law to do them.''
11 And that 1by law ano one is justified before God is evident because, b"The righteous one shall have life and clive 2by faith'';
12 But the law is not of faith, yet, a"He who does them shall live 1because of them.''
13 Christ has aredeemed us out of the bcurse of the law, having 1become a curse on our behalf; because it is written, c"Cursed is every one hanging on a 2dtree'';
14 In order that the 1ablessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles bin Christ Jesus, that we might 2creceive the dpromise of the 3eSpirit through ffaith.