New American Bible (Revised Edition)
4 Did you experience so many things[a] in vain?—if indeed it was in vain. 5 Does, then, the one who supplies the Spirit to you and works mighty deeds among you do so from works of the law or from faith in what you heard?(A) 6 Thus Abraham “believed God,(B) and it was credited to him as righteousness.”[b]Read full chapter
- 3:4 Experience so many things: probably the mighty deeds of Gal 1:5 but possibly the experience of sufferings.
- 3:6 Abraham…righteousness: see Gn 15:6; Rom 4:3. The Galatians like Abraham heard with faith and experienced justification. This first argument forms the basis for the further scriptural evidence that follows.