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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1He asks what moved them to leave the faith, and hang upon the law.
6They that believe are justified,
9and blessed with Abraham.
10And this he shows by many reasons.
 
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Chapter 3

Verse 1
O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?


Foolish
3; Deuteronomy 32:6; 1 Samuel 13:13; Matthew 7:26; Luke 24:25; Ephesians 5:15; 1 Timothy 6:4; *marg:
who
1:6; 4:9; 5:7,8; Matthew 24:24; Acts 8:9-11; 2 Corinthians 11:3,13-15; Ephesians 4:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12; 2 Peter 2:18; Revelation 2:20; 13:13,14; 18:3
ye
2:14; 5:7; Acts 6:7; Romans 2:8; 6:17; 10:16; 2 Corinthians 10:5; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; Hebrews 5:9; Hebrews 11:8; 1 Peter 1:22; 4:17
Jesus Christ
1 Corinthians 1:23,24; 2:2; 11:26; Ephesians 3:8

Verse 2
This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Received
5,14; Acts 2:38; 8:15; 10:44-47; 11:15-18; 15:8; 19:2-6; 1 Corinthians 12:7-13; 2 Corinthians 11:4; Ephesians 1:13,14; Hebrews 2:4; 6:4; 1 Peter 1:12
by the hearing
Romans 1:17; 10:16,17

Verse 3
Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
having
4:7-10; 5:4-8; 6:12-14; Hebrews 7:16-19; 9:2,9,10

Verse 4
Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.
ye
Ezekiel 18:24; Hebrews 6:4-6; 10:32-39; 2 Peter 2:20-22; 2 John 1:8
so many
or, so great.

Verse 5
He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
that
2; 2 Corinthians 3:8
worketh
Acts 14:3,9,10; 19:11,12; Romans 15:19; 1 Corinthians 1:4,5; 2 Corinthians 10:4; 12:12; 13:3
by the works

Verse 6
Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
as
9; Genesis 15:6; Romans 4:3-6,9,10,21,22; 9:32,33; James 2:23
accounted
or, imputed.
Romans 4:6,11,22,24; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21

Verse 7
Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
Know
Psalms 100:3; Luke 21:31; Hebrews 13:23
they
26-29; John 8:39; Romans 4:11-16,24; 9:7,8

Verse 8
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
the scripture
22; 4:30; John 7:38,42; 19:37; Romans 9:17; 2 Timothy 3:15-17
foreseeing
Acts 15:15-18
God
Romans 3:28-30; 9:30
preached
Hebrews 4:2
In
16; Genesis 12:3; 18:18; 22:18; 26:4; 28:14; 49:10; Psalms 72:7; Isaiah 6:13; 65:9; Acts 2:25,26,35; Revelation 11:15

Verse 9
So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
7,8,14,29; 4:28; Romans 4:11,16,24

Verse 10
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
as many
2:16; Luke 18:9-13; Romans 4:15; 7:9-13; 8:7
under
Deuteronomy 11:26-28; 29:20; Isaiah 43:28; Matthew 25:41
Cursed
Deuteronomy 27:26; Jeremiah 11:3; Ezekiel 18:4; Romans 3:19,20; 6:23; James 2:9-11

Verse 11
But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
that
2:16; 1 Kings 8:46; Job 9:3; 40:4; 42:6; Psalms 19:12; 130:3,4; 143:2; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Isaiah 6:5; 53:6; 64:6; James 3:2; 1 John 1:8-10; Revelation 5:9; 7:14,15
The just
Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Hebrews 10:38

Verse 12
And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
the law
Romans 4:4,5,14,16; 9:30-32; 10:5,6; 11:6
The man
Leviticus 18:5; Nehemiah 9:29; Ezekiel 20:11,13; Matthew 19:17; Luke 10:25-28; Romans 10:5,6

Verse 13
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
redeemed
10; 4:5; Isaiah 55:5-7,10-12; Daniel 9:24,26; Zechariah 13:7; Matthew 26:28; Romans 3:24-26; 4:25; 8:3,4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 5:2; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 7:26,27; 9:12,15,26,28; 10:4-10; 1 Peter 1:18-21; 2:24; 3:18; 1 John 2:1,2; 4:10; Revelation 1:5; 5:9; 13:8
being
2 Kings 22:19; Jeremiah 44:22; 49:13; Romans 9:3
for
Deuteronomy 21:23; 2 Samuel 17:23; 18:10,14,15; 21:3,9; Esther 7:10; 9:14; Matthew 27:5; 1 Peter 2:24
Cursed
Joshua 10:26,27

Verse 14
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
the blessing
6-9,29; Genesis 12:2,3; Isaiah 41:8; 51:2,3; Romans 4:3-17
through
16; Genesis 22:18; Isaiah 49:6; 52:10; Luke 2:10,11; Acts 2:39; 3:25,26; 4:12; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Timothy 2:4-6
might
2,5; 4:6; Isaiah 32:15; 44:3,4; 59:19-21; Jeremiah 31:33; 32:40; Ezekiel 11:19; Ezekiel 36:26,27; 39:29; Joel 2:28,29; Zechariah 12:10; Luke 11:13; 24:49; John 7:39; Acts 1:4,5; 2:33,38; 5:32; 10:45-47; 11:15,16; Romans 8:9-16,26; Romans 8:27; 1 Corinthians 12:13; 2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13,14; 2:18,22; 3:16; 4:30; 1 Peter 1:22; Jude 1:19,20

Verse 15
Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
I speak
Romans 6:19; 1 Corinthians 15:32
it be
Hebrews 9:17
covenant
or, testament.

Verse 16
Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
to
8; Genesis 12:3,7; 13:15,16; 15:5; 17:7,8; 21:12; 22:17,18; 26:3,4; 28:13; Genesis 28:14; 49:10
which
27-29; Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 12:12,27; Ephesians 4:15,16; 5:29,30,32; Colossians 2:19; Colossians 3:11

Verse 17
And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
this
5:16; 1 Corinthians 1:12; 7:29; 10:19; 2 Corinthians 9:6; Ephesians 4:17; Colossians 2:4
the covenant
Genesis 15:18; 17:7,8,19; Luke 1:68-79; John 1:17; 8:56-58; Romans 3:25; 2 Corinthians 1:20; Hebrews 11:13,17-19,39,40; 1 Peter 1:11,12,20
which
Genesis 15:13; Exodus 12:40,41; Acts 7:6
cannot
15; Job 40:8; Isaiah 14:27; 28:18; Hebrews 7:18
that it
21; Numbers 23:19; Romans 4:13,14; Hebrews 6:13-18
none
5:4; Numbers 30:8; Psalms 33:10; Romans 3:3; 1 Corinthians 1:17

Verse 18
For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
if
10,12,26,29; 2:21; Romans 4:13-16; 8:17
but
16; Psalms 105:6-12,42; Micah 7:18-20; Luke 1:54,55,72,73; Hebrews 6:12-15

Verse 19
Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
then
Romans 3:1,2; 7:7-13
It was added
21-24; Deuteronomy 4:8,9; Psalms 147:19,20; Luke 16:31; John 5:45-47; 15:22; Romans 2:13; Romans 3:19,20; 4:15; 5:20,21; 7:7-13; 1 Timothy 1:8,9
till
16,25; 4:1-4
by
Deuteronomy 33:2; Acts 7:53; Hebrews 2:2,5
in
Exodus 20:19-22; 24:1-12; 34:27-35; Leviticus 15:32; Deuteronomy 5:5,22-33; Deuteronomy 9:13-20,25-29; 18:15-19; Psalms 106:23; John 1:17; Acts 7:38; The Apostle, having just before been speaking of the promise made to Abraham, and representing that as the rule of our justification, and not the law, lest they should think he derogated too much from the law, and thereby rendered it useless--he thence takes occasion to discourse of the design and tendency of it, and to acquaint us for what purposes it was given.

Verse 20
Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
a mediator is
Job 9:33; Acts 12:20; 1 Timothy 2:5
but
17; Genesis 15:18; 17:1,2; Deuteronomy 6:4; Romans 3:29

Verse 21
Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
the law
Matthew 5:17-20; Romans 3:31; 7:7-13
God forbid
2:17; Romans 3:4,6
for
2:19,21; Romans 3:20
righteousness
Romans 3:21,22; 9:31; 10:3-6; Philippians 3:6-9; Hebrews 11:7

Verse 22
But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
concluded
8-10,23; Psalms 143:2; Romans 3:9-20,23; 5:12,20; 11:32
that
14,17,29; Romans 4:11-16; 5:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:1; Hebrews 6:13-17; 9:15; 2 Peter 1:4; 2 Peter 3:13; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13
to
Mark 16:16; John 3:15-18,36; 5:24; 6:40; 11:25,26; 12:46; 20:31; Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9; 1 John 3:23,24; 5:13

Verse 23
But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
faith came
19,24,25; 4:1-4; Hebrews 12:2
under
4:4,5,21; 5:18; Romans 3:19; 6:14,15; 1 Corinthians 9:20,21
the faith
Luke 10:23,24; Hebrews 11:13,39,40; 1 Peter 1:11,12

Verse 24
Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
the law
25; 2:19; 4:2,3; Matthew 5:17,18; Acts 13:38,39; Romans 3:20-22; 7:7-9,24,25; Romans 10:4; Colossians 2:17; Hebrews 7:18,19; 9:8-16; 10:1-14
justified
2:16; Acts 13:39

Verse 25
But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
faith
we
4:1-6; Romans 6:14; 7:4; Hebrews 7:11-19; 8:3-13; 10:15-18

Verse 26
For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
4:5,6; John 1:12,13; 20:17; Romans 8:14-17; 2 Corinthians 6:18; Ephesians 1:5; 5:1; Philippians 2:15; Hebrews 2:10-15; 1 John 3:1,2; Revelation 21:7

Verse 27
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
as many
Matthew 28:19,20; Mark 16:15,16; Acts 2:38; 8:36-38; 9:18; 16:15,31-33; Romans 6:3,4; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Colossians 2:10-12; 1 Peter 3:21
put
Job 29:14; Isaiah 61:10; Luke 15:22; Romans 3:22; 13:14; Ephesians 4:24; Colossians 3:10

Verse 28
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
neither
5:6; Romans 1:16; 2:9,10; 3:29,30; 4:11,12; 9:24; 10:12-15; 1 Corinthians 7:19; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 3:5-10; Colossians 3:11
male
1 Corinthians 7:14
for
John 10:16; 11:52; 17:20,21; 1 Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 2:13-22; 4:4,15,16

Verse 29
And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Christ's
5:24; 1 Corinthians 3:23; 15:23; 2 Corinthians 10:7
Abraham's
7,16,28; 4:22-31; Genesis 21:10-12; Romans 4:12,16-21; 9:7,8; Hebrews 11:18
heirs
4:7,28; Romans 4:13,14; 8:17; 1 Corinthians 3:22; Ephesians 3:6; Titus 3:7; Hebrews 1:14; 6:17; Hebrews 11:7; James 2:5; Revelation 21:7


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