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Galatians 3:12

    Galatians 3:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the law is not of faith: but, The man that does them shall live in them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and the law is not of faith; but, He that doeth them shall live in them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the law is not of faith; but, He who does them will have life by them.

    Webster's Revision

    and the law is not of faith; but, He that doeth them shall live in them.

    World English Bible

    The law is not of faith, but, "The man who does them will live by them."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and the law is not of faith; but, He that doeth them shall live in them.

    Clarke's Commentary on Galatians 3:12

    And the law is not of faith - It promises no forgiveness to believing, but requires obedience. It is not, What do you believe? but, What have you done? The man that doeth them perfectly, at all times, and in all places, he shall live in them; but if in any case he fails, he forfeits his life. See the notes on Romans 1:17, etc.

    Barnes' Notes on Galatians 3:12

    And the law is not of faith - The Law is not a matter of faith; it does not relate to faith; it does not require faith; it deals in other matters, and it pertains to another system than to faith.

    But, The man ... - This is the language of the Law, and this is what the Law teaches. It does not make provision for faith, but it requires unwavering and perpetual obedience, if man would obtain life by it; see this passage explained in the notes at Romans 10:5.

    Wesley's Notes on Galatians 3:12

    3:12 And the law is not of faith - But quite opposite to