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Does God then give[a] you the Spirit and work miracles among you by your doing the works of the law[b] or by your believing what you heard?[c]

Just as Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,[d] so then, understand[e] that those who believe are the sons of Abraham.[f]

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Footnotes

  1. Galatians 3:5 tn Or “provide.”
  2. Galatians 3:5 tn Grk “by [the] works of [the] law” (the same phrase as in v. 2).
  3. Galatians 3:5 tn Grk “by [the] hearing of faith” (the same phrase as in v. 2).
  4. Galatians 3:6 sn A quotation from Gen 15:6.
  5. Galatians 3:7 tn Grk “know.”
  6. Galatians 3:7 tn The phrase “sons of Abraham” is used here in a figurative sense to describe people who are connected to a personality, Abraham, by close nonmaterial ties. It is this personality that has defined the relationship and its characteristics (BDAG 1024-25 s.v. υἱός 2.c.α).

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