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23 But before this faith came, we were held in custody under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith was revealed. 24 So the law was our chaperone[a] until Christ, so that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a chaperone.[b]

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  1. Galatians 3:24 The Greek term for chaperone referred to a man who was to supervise, discipline, and watch out for a boy.
  2. Galatians 3:25 Or custodian

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23 Before the coming of this faith,[a] we were held in custody(A) under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed.(B) 24 So the law was our guardian until Christ came(C) that we might be justified by faith.(D) 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.(E)

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  1. Galatians 3:23 Or through the faithfulness of Jesus … 23 Before faith came

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