He asks what moved them to leave the faith, and hang upon the law
1 O senseless Galatians! Who has put you under a spell, not to obey the truth – before whose eyes יהושע (Yahshua, Yeshua, Jesus) Messiah was clearly portrayed among you as impaled? 2 This only I wish to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by works of Torah, or by the hearing of belief? 3 Are you so senseless? Having begun in the Spirit, do you now end in the flesh? 4 Have you suffered so much in vain – if indeed in vain? 5 Is He, then, who is supplying the Spirit to you and working miracles among you, doing it by works of Torah, or by hearing of belief?
They that believe are justified
6 Even so Aḇraham “did believe Elohim, and it was reckoned unto him as righteousness.” Gen 15:6. 7 Know, then, that those who are of belief are sons of Aḇraham. 8 And the Scripture, having foreseen that Elohim would declare right the nations by belief, announced the Good News to Aḇraham beforehand, saying, “All the nations shall be blessed in you,” (a) Gen 12:3. Footnote: a Gen 18:18.
and blessed with Abraham
9 so that those who are of belief are blessed with Aḇraham, the believer.
And this he shows by many reasons
10 For as many as are of works of Torah are under the curse, for it has been written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all that has been written in the Book of the Torah, to do them.” Deu 27:26. 11 And that no one is declared right by Torah before Elohim is clear, for “The righteous shall live by belief.” Hab 2:4. 12 And the Torah is not of belief, but “The man who does them shall live by them.” Lev 18:5. 13 Messiah redeemed us from the curse of the Torah, having become a curse for us – for it has been written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs upon a tree.” – Deu 21:23. 14 in order that the blessing of Aḇraham might come upon the nations in Messiah יהושע (Yahshua, Yeshua, Jesus), to receive the promise of the Spirit through belief.
15 Brothers, as a man I say it: a covenant, even though it is man’s, yet if it is confirmed, no one sets it aside, or adds to it. 16 But the promises were spoken to Aḇraham, and to his Seed. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” (b) Gen 12:7 who is Messiah. Footnote: b Also see Gen 17:7, Gen 22:18, Gen 24:7. 17 Now this I say, Torah, that came four hundred and thirty years later, does not annul a covenant previously confirmed by Elohim in Messiah, so as to do away with the promise. 18 For if the inheritance is by Torah, it is no longer by promise, but Elohim gave it to Aḇraham through a promise.
19 Why, then, the Torah? It was added because of transgressions, until the Seed should come to whom the promise was made. And it was ordained through messengers in the hand of a mediator. 20 The Mediator, however, is not of one, but Elohim is one.
21 Is the Torah then against the promises of Elohim? Let it not be! For if a torah had been given that was able to make alive, truly righteousness would have been by Torah. 22 But the Scripture has shut up all mankind under sin, that the promise by belief in יהושע (Yahshua, Yeshua, Jesus) Messiah might be given to those who believe.
23 But before belief came, we were being guarded under Torah, having been shut up for the belief being about to be revealed. 24 Therefore the Torah became our trainer unto Messiah, in order to be declared right by belief. 25 And after belief has come, we are no longer under a trainer. 26 For you are all sons of Elohim through belief in Messiah יהושע. 27 (Yahshua, Yeshua, Jesus) For as many of you as were immersed into Messiah have put on Messiah. 28 There is not Yehuḏi nor Greek, there is not slave nor free, there is not male and female, for you are all one in Messiah יהושע. 29 (Yahshua, Yeshua, Jesus) And if you are of Messiah, then you are seed of Aḇraham, and heirs according to promise.
The Scriptures by Institute For Scripture Research
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