Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Both in the Hebrew and in the LXX., however, the noun, though singular, is collective. It would seem, however, that there were two systems of chronology really current. (24) The law was our schoolmaster.—Not quite a satisfactory translation; yet it is difficult to suggest a better. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. But God is one.—On the other hand, God, the giver of the promise, stands alone: therefore the promise is not a contract; and, resting on God, it is indefeasible. The preposition which means “instead” is found in Matthew 20:28; 1 Timothy 2:6. # 3:16a Greek seed; also in 3:16c, 19. It was given by a mediator—that is, a person acting between two parties. Though the Gentiles do not come directly under “the curse of the Law,” they came under God’s condemnation. This is a privilege reserved for faith. And this I say.—Now, what I mean to say is this; the inference that I intend to draw is this. The effects of the Law are just the opposite of this. Crucified.—This word is emphatic: “Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.”. After you log in your content will be available in your library. Just as no one can set aside or amend an irrevocable agreement, so it is in this case. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. (19-25) Under the gospel state true believers are … The quotation is from Deuteronomy 27:26, where it forms the conclusion of the series of curses to be pronounced from Mount Ebal. In the case of the scapegoat, the high priest was to lay his hands upon his head, and to “confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat;” and the goat was to “bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited” (Leviticus 16:21-22). All Christians alike, no matter what their race, status, or sex, stand on the same footing of sonship before God. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. The old barriers of race, status, and even sex, are done away. The Hebrew text is, “Cursed be he that confirmeth not the words of this law to do them.” The word “all” is inserted in the Authorised version, probably from this passage. The expression seems wide enough to cover both ideas. In the last section of the last chapter the Apostle had been gradually working away from the historical retrospect with which he had begun to the doctrinal polemic in which he is about to engage, and now he addresses the Galatians with impassioned directness and earnestness, upbraiding them with their shameful apostasy. (Arabic) تفاسير – اللغة العربية, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . Where faith brings a blessing the Law brought a curse. 3 O foolish Galatians! If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. (27) For.—This introduces the reason why the Christian stands to God in the relation of an adult son. 1 He calls them foolish [3:1,3] The Greek word is anoetoi, and refers to a lack of understanding, a mindlessness, a being driven by the emotions rather than by the mind, a moral defect that caused them to allow themselves to be blindly and thoughtlessly carried away. From the curse of the law.—From that curse which the Law pronounced upon all who failed to keep its precepts. Being made a curse.—Being treated as if He were accursed. Through their relation to Christ, all Christians, as it were, unite to form a single man. and Samaritan Pentateuch add, “and in the land of Canaan,” so as to make the four hundred and thirty years cover the whole of the two periods, in agreement with the present passage. Mere formal obedience to a written law had no such efficacy. Addeth thereto.—Adds new clauses or conditions. The ignominious death by which He died was one to which the curse of God specially attached. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. 6, 81, 82). and New Testament. From this they were released, and the blessings of the theocracy hitherto annexed to the Law were thrown open to them by the death of Christ. It was the capital of the *Roman region calledAsia. The meaning is, “Those who take their character from works done in obedience to law—the cast of whose lives is determined by the principle of legal obedience. The one exception is in Hebrews 9:15-17, where the idea of “covenant” glides into that of “testament,” the argument rather turning upon the double meaning of the word. (5) The appeal by which the Apostle sought to check the defection of his thoughtless converts was not only an appeal to their past experience, when first they listened to his own preaching, but also to their present experience of facts that they saw actually going on among them. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Who has bewitched you? The same word is used in 2 Corinthians 9:10; Colossians 2:19; 2 Peter 1:5; 2 Peter 1:11. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 3:1-5 Several things made the folly of the Galatian Christians worse. At this present moment the gift of spiritual grace and miraculous power still in some measure continues, and where it is seen, is it not in clear connection—not with legal observances—but with faith in Christ? And His death acted (in some inscrutable way) so as to propitiate the wrath of God. (15-18) To take an illustration from purely human relations. We were slaves to the bad spirits that rule this world.  We find our place in history, because we are part of God’s plan of the ages, related spiritually to Abraham by our faith in Jesus. 19 Wherefore then serveth the law? On the other hand, the promise was given unconditionally by the sole act of God. It was a custody from which we were not permitted to escape—a stern guardian that we were made to obey. Comp. But the land of Canaan was promised to Abraham as a free gift, and as a free gift the spiritual Canaan is thrown open to his spiritual descendants. Faith was the cause, blessing the consequence, which extends to all the spiritual descendants of Abraham. The reason why the Apostle introduces this point is that the Law might be supposed to restrict the bearings of the promise. It had none of that sublime expansiveness and aspiration which belongs to faith. (a.d. Thus the blessing promised to Abraham, and the outpouring of the Spirit included in it, have been opened out to Gentiles as well as Jews, and indeed to all who give in their adhesion to Christ by faith. Its standpoint was entirely different—that of works. The death of Christ removed the necessity for the punishment of men, but it could not be regarded as a punishment in relation to Christ Himself. The idea is somewhat strengthened by the use of the substantive for the adjective. (I can hardly believe it.) Understanding the Presence of the Spirit. Paul's rebuke for their foolish exchange of faith in the gospel for works of the law is then enforced by an exposition of Scripture (3:6--4:7) to clarify the relationship of the gospel and the law. Abraham believed God . The promise, therefore, being annexed to faith, contained the death-blow of all those exclusive privileges which the Judaising party in Galatia claimed for themselves, and of all those burdensome regulations which they were for imposing upon the Galatian Christians. What is true of one is true of all. To Abraham and his seed were the promises made.—It was expressly stated that the promises were given “to Abraham and his seed.” The exact terms are worth noting. Many people in Galatia had become Christians.Some of these people were *Jews. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/galatians-3.html. In stating the true function of the Law, the Apostle brings out its inferiority to the promise in four respects. Ideas lie close together in the Apostle’s mind which are some distance apart in ours. The same quotation is made, in the same words and with the same object, in Romans 4:3, where see the Note. Chapter 3. Though the Law was no substitute for the promise, it yet directly led up to it. ii. If the promise had been fulfilled before the giving of the Law, and if the Messianic dispensation to which the Apostle and his readers belonged was not a fulfilment of the promise, then the Law might have had something to do with it: the restrictions of the Law might have come in to limit and contract the promise: the Gentiles might have been saddled with the obligations of the Jews. Such was the Law. The Law therefore intervened, between the promise and its fulfilment, but, inasmuch as it was itself later than the promise, could not alter the terms of its fulfilment. The direct line of God’s dealings with man ran through the promise and its fulfilment. The faith of the Galatians is likened to that of Abraham, in that it found the same acceptance with God. The term “mediator” was commonly applied to Moses in the Rabbinical writings, and appears to be hinted at in Hebrews 8:6, where our Lord is spoken of as “a mediator of a better covenant.” Many of the fathers, following Origen, took the mediator here to be Christ, and were thus thrown out in their interpretation of the whole passage. the Note and Excursus on Romans 1:17, where the same quotation is made.). The quotation is made by Justin (Trypho, § 95) in precisely the same words as by St. Paul. In this respect it would seem as if the symbolism of the scapegoat (which is sometimes adduced in explanation of the present passage) was imperfectly applicable. They had the doctrine of the cross preached, and the Lord's supper administered among them, in both which Christ crucified, and the nature of his sufferings, had been fully and clearly set forth. ii. (26) Children of God.—The translation “children” here is unfortunate, as the point to be brought out is that the Christian is no longer in the condition of “children,” but in that of grown-up “sons.” The pre-Messianic period bears to the Messianic period the same relation that a childhood or minority bears to full age. Bibliography InformationEllicott, Charles John. They were, without doubt, originally a gloss, put in to explain more fully the single word “bewitched.” As an explanation they are sufficiently right, but they certainly did not form part of the text as it left the hands of St. Paul. It is to be identified with Him entirely. c. Before w… The persecutors were probably their own Jewish countrymen, whose jealousy and rage they had braved in the name of the gospel as preached by St. Paul. It could not justify. Christians should not be separate from each other. The same idea is presented in two different forms. (See Note on Galatians 1:4.). The just shall live by faith.—The stress is on the word “faith.” It is faith (not law) which gives life. There is a certain emphasis on both words, for the main point in the contrast which the Apostle is drawing is between the Law, on the one hand, and faith, on the other. Will you begin with what is high and descend to what is low? version of Genesis 15:6. The Law was a close and strict, yet salutary, discipline to make us fit for faith in Christ. Will you by such a declension practically admit that all the persecutions that you underwent were undergone in a mistaken cause? No such process as this really took place in the case of our Lord; nor is it applied to Him even in 1 Peter 2:24, otherwise than in vague and general metaphor. 15 Dear brothers and sisters, # 3:15 Greek Brothers. In Italy it is well known under the names “jettatura,” “occhio cattivo.” In Spain its existence has been graphically illustrated by a picture of the late J. Phillip, R.A., now in the museum at Stirling. In Christ.—These words are omitted in the group of oldest MSS., and should certainly be struck out. The business people soldmodels of Diana’s *temple there. He saith not.—The “he” is not expressed. The phrase translated “I speak after the manner of men” is found in the same, or a very similar form, in Romans 3:5; Romans 6:19; 1 Corinthians 9:8, where see the Notes. In Christ I am united to all the redeemed people of God, past, present, and future. Christ died as such a criminal, and so came under the curse. But Paul’s *preaching affected their tr… But where there is a contract there must be also conditions, and if these conditions are not observed the whole falls to the ground. (6-9) From the tenor of the law and the severity of its curse. Children of Abraham.—This idea of a spiritual descent from Abraham is found also in Romans 4:11-12; Romans 4:16; Romans 9:6-8. The quotation of Genesis 15:6 was reckoned follows the LXX, whereas our version, following the Hebrew text, refers to God, he counted it. The use of the present tense implies that the justification of the Gentiles is regarded as forming part of the eternal purpose of God, to whom the future and the present are one. The same phrase occurs in Acts 2:33; Hebrews 9:15. The object of the promise, as recorded in the Book of Genesis, was, in the first instance, the possession of the land of Canaan; but St. Paul here, as elsewhere, gives it a spiritual application. “Slow of heart” refers to deadness of the moral affections; “fools” and “foolish” to the absence or undisciplined condition of the reasoning faculty. In other words, it is a contract. Identifying the … It has been written, as it were, in large characters before your eyes. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. What is its object or function? English Standard Version and Student Study Handout for Galatians 3:26-4:7. It expressly distinguishes between the curse which fell upon Christ and the curse which was due to the sins of men, though the incurrence of the one led to the abrogation of the other. It would be possible to take the Greek in such a way as to bring out this more distinctly: “The just by faith” (i.e., he whose righteousness is based on faith) “shall live.” Some good commentators take the passage thus, but a balance of considerations seems, on the whole, to be in favour of the sense adopted in the Authorised version. This deliverance is represented under the form of a ransom. The different point of view is natural enough, according as the subject is regarded from the side of man or from the side of God. It did not speak of “seeds,” but of “seed”—not of “descendants,” but of “descendant.” And the Messiah is, par excellence, the “descendant” of Abraham. In St. Paul’s application of the passage, the word “just” must be taken in what is technically termed a slightly proleptic sense. The Crucifixion brought Him under the curse of the Law. (22) The scripture.—Slightly personified. It has the full-developed Christian meaning, which begins in belief, includes trust, and passes on to become an active energy of devotion. Though the wicked and proud shall be destroyed, the righteous man shall live “by his faith.” There is some division of opinion amongst commentators as to whether the word translated “faith” means, in the original, faith in the active sense or faith in the passive sense—“fidelity,” “faithfulness,” or “trust in God.” The sense in which the word is used by St Paul is most nearly related to the latter. The one system is spiritual, the other is carnal and material. The cities in Acts 14:21 are in Galatia. The word “promise” is put in the plural because the promise to Abraham was several times repeated—to Abraham first, and, after him, to the other patriarchs. (6-14) These prolific results are due to faith, and not to the Law; just as it was faith which won for Abraham that imputed righteousness. It was also a temporary measure, of force only until it should be superseded by the coming of the Messiah. Remember, Romans is a commentary on Galatians. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. The Law had a mediator, therefore the Law involves two parties. This matters deeply to him. Thus, in Genesis 15:13, Abraham is warned that his seed is to be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and to be afflicted “four hundred years.” In Exodus 12:40 it is expressly stated that “the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.” In Acts 7:6 the prophecy of Genesis 15:13 is quoted: the people were to be “entreated evil four hundred years.” It is noticeable, however, that in Exodus 12:40, which is the least ambiguous of the three passages, the L.XX. Unlike the Law, faith is open to all Gentiles as well as Jews. It meant, in the first instance at least, not any one individual, but the posterity of Abraham as a whole. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. (14) The abolition of the Law, consummated upon the cross, involved the doing away of all the old restrictions which confined the Messianic inheritance to the Jews. The scripture.—Here, with a more decided personification than usual, the Scripture is said to foresee what God, by whom Scripture is inspired, foresaw. Joel 2:28-29; Acts 2:16-21.) It is not as if you were ignorant of better things. 5, 3) the same ministration is appealed to as enhancing the dignity of the Law. After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh? (21) The promises.—Here, as in Galatians 3:16, the plural, because the promise to Abraham was several times repeated, and afterwards ratified to his descendants. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. ... Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (6) Even as.—The argument is here very condensed. The metaphor here is strikingly in harmony with that which follows. A man is not just before the exercise of faith, but he becomes just by the exercise of it; and, in another aspect, the state of righteousness upon which he then enters is also a state of life. (10) In this and the following verses the action of the Law is contrasted with that of faith, and the necessity of faith and the system of things to which faith belongs brought out into strong relief. Conduct could not be more fickle and “foolish.”. (3) Foolish.—See the Note on Galatians 3:1. The kingdom of the Messiah, which they possess, is the promised inheritance. and do you, or can you continue so? A covenant once ratified is binding. It was a busy port and the centre of much trade. This, too, the Apostle brings out by showing that the believers in Christ, whatever their nationality, are the true spiritual descendants of Abraham. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. Paul's rebuke expresses deep concern for the Galatian believers... View the entire commentary. How? “It enables me to answer the most basic of all human questions, ‘Who am I?’ and to say, ‘In Christ I am a son of God. The curse identifies itself with its object: seizes, as it were, upon the person of its victim. It was, as it were, a parenthesis in the design of Providence. (17) The fulfilment of the promise is thus to be seen in the Messianic dispensation now begun. Ministereth.—The notion contained in this word is not only that of “supply,” but of “liberal supply.” At Athens it was the custom for wealthy citizens to bear the cost of bringing out the chorus—which was practically equivalent to putting a play upon the stage—at the great public feasts. A human mother gave birth to him. There is an antithesis to the idea of “covenant” or “contract,” in which both parties have to perform a part. 2 Let me ask you only this: () Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by () hearing with faith? At the same time, it abolished the dominion of the Law, and threw open the Messianic blessedness to Gentiles as well as Jews: in other words, to all who gave in their adhesion to the Messiah by faith. (10-14) From the covenant of promises, which the law could not disannul. The “curse” was the penalty which the Law itself imposed upon all who failed to keep it. The Law never made any man accepted as righteous. for “What did it mean?” Here the metaphor falls in naturally with the personification. The apostle in this chapter, I. Reproves the Galatians for their folly, in suffering themselves to be drawn away from the faith of the gospel, and endeavours, from several considerations, to impress them with a sense of it. (Comp. (2) This only.—The Apostle considers a single argument enough. It depended upon the fallible action of man, and not only upon the infallible word of God. God’s good news is for everyone. For if . The care of the “pedagogue” ceased where that of the school-master began, but it was he who had more especially to form the character of the child. Law and promise—in other words, contract and free gift—are incompatible ideas. In three out of the four places it is rendered by the same word “minister;” in 2 Peter 1:5 it appears in the phrase “add to your faith virtue” (rather, furnish forth in your faith virtue—i.e., “let your faith prompt you to abundant acts of virtue”). (11) In the sight of God.—Standing as a prisoner before His tribunal. The Law brought a curse. For it is written.—The Apostle proceeds to quote the clause in the Law by which this curse was entailed. It is rather a higher kind of guardianship, which is to succeed that of the Law, and to which the Law hands over its pupil. The Apostle is writing to a Gentile (though Judaising) Church, and he does not wish to exclude any of his readers. In the Old Testament, “life is an existence upon earth, shortened by no judgment, reposing upon God, and delighting itself in God.” On the other hand, “death is the sudden and dreadful end, the destruction of this existence through a judgment of some special kind” (Schultz, Theology of the Old Testament, ). But a spiritual effect, such as this outpouring was, could only have a spiritual cause; it could not come from a mechanical performance of legal obligations. Two parties were involved, with rigid conditions binding them both. We.—The Apostle and his readers, whether Jews or Gentiles. It is possible that the shorter reckoning may have arisen from difficulties observed in the longer, though it may be questioned whether it does not raise greater difficulties itself. Comp. The object of this state of guardianship was to fit us for the dispensation of faith looming in the future. (1) Foolish.—The same word as that which is used in Luke 24:25, “O ye fools and slow of heart,” and in Romans 1:14, “wise and foolish,” 1 Timothy 6:9, and Titus 3:3, but not the same as that which is used in Matthew 7:26; Matthew 23:17; Luke 11:40; Romans 1:22; 1 Corinthians 1:20; 1 Corinthians 4:10; 2 Corinthians 11:19, &c. The combination, “fools and slow of heart,” helps to bring out its meaning. 14, and though it really was spiritual in view of its origin, in another aspect—as imposing a system of literal obedience upon its adherents—was carnal, “earthly,” rigid, petty, and low. We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. (23) Before faith came.—Before faith awoke into exercise, began to exist, or the preaching of Christ as its object. The promise is said to have been made to Him in whom it is fulfilled, just as, in Galatians 3:14, Christians are said to “receive the promise”—i.e., the fulfilment of the promise “of the Spirit.”. That covenant remained unaffected by the Law, which was four hundred and thirty years subsequent to it in point of date. Now we are going to flipflop back and forth through these two passages. You have given up Christ and gone back to the Law. By no means. In St. Stephen’s speech and in Josephus (Ant. The Hebrew has also simply “he that” for “every one who;” so that the absolute and sweeping nature of the condemnation would seem to be much less marked in the original. Galatians 3:6. Baptized into Christ.—To be baptised “into Christ” is something more than merely “to be baptised in the name of Christ.” It implies the contracting of a very close and intimate relation, the nature of which is expressed in the phrase which follows. (28) This verse continues the proof that all Christians are, in the fullest sense, “sons of God.” Galatians 3:27 showed why this was so; the present verse shows that there are no exceptions, no inequalities. This passage is a conspicuous instance of the advance which has been made in New Testament exegesis. In like manner it is said, in Hebrews 7:9, that “Levi paid tithes in Abraham.”, The quotation is a combination of Genesis 12:3 (“In thee shall all families of the earth be blessed”) and Genesis 18:18 (“All the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him.”). We have entered into this relation by faith in Christ. He is so by virtue of his relation to Christ. The promise by faith of Jesus Christ.—The promise which originates in faith in Christ, which derives its fulfilment from faith, is due to faith. To bring us unto Christ.—The words “to bring us,” it will be seen, are supplied. It is to be noted, however, that the works here meant are those done, in a Judaising sense, as themselves the direct means of salvation—not Christian works, the natural product and outcome of faith. The expression “because of transgressions” leaves it ambiguous which of these points is meant, or rather, it includes them all. The promise in Leviticus declares that he who keeps the Law shall be preserved from all judgments of this kind. In them is the promise of the Messianic blessing fulfilled. STUDY FOUR: FAITH VERSUS LAW: GALATIANS 3:1-14 A. PAUL REBUKES THE GALATIANS A. Therefore.—This word takes up again the question which had been started in Galatians 3:2, but brings it down, as it were, to the present time. Galatians 3:26-4:7 KJV Easy-Print Commentary. Evidently set forth.—This hardly brings out the full force of the metaphor, which is that of a picture or writing conspicuously and publicly exhibited. In the analogy of Galatians 3:15 there was contemplated the double possibility of invalidation or addition. The Galatians, it seems, had had a share in this outpouring, like the other churches, though their fickleness prevented them from reaping the full benefit from it. He wrote it to people in the town called Ephesus. They at first responded to his teaching: and in answer to their enthusiastic impulse of adhesion to Christ the gifts of the Spirit were abundantly shed upon them. If He had not died they must have died. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. He was born a Jew, under the authority of God's Law. Strictly speaking, the order is—faith, justification, life. It is not the accumulated penalty for the whole mass of human disobedience, but rather an incidental defilement, contracted by an in-voluntary breach of a particular ceremonial precept. The idea is, indeed, distinctly expressed in this very passage; but it must be gathered from the context, not from the use of the preposition. 9, § 1; Wars, v. 9, § 4), and both are represented in other writers of the period, or not very much later. The opposition between the effects of faith, on the one hand, and works, on the other, was conspicuous when the Galatians were first converted; it is as conspicuous still. The work of Christ as a Teacher is not what the Apostle has in mind. Preached before the gospel.—For this translation we might substitute, announced the glad tidings beforehand. This was the position of the Judaising party, against which St. Paul is arguing. King James Version. Galatians 3:26-4:7 ESV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary. 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