Galatians 3:23-25

The Law and the Promise

23 Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, q imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. 24 So then, r the law was our s guardian until Christ came, t in order that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian,

  1. Cross References
    1 Peter 1:5
    Who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
  2. Cross References
    Matthew 5:17
    Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
    Romans 10:4
    For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
    Colossians 2:17
    These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.
    Hebrews 9:9 - 10
    (which is symbolic for the present age). According to this arrangement, gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper.
  3. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 4:15
    For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
  4. Cross References
    Galatians 3:11
    Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for "The righteous shall live by faith.
    Galatians 2:16
    Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.
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