The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians
1 – O senseless Galatians, who hath bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been set forth, crucified among you?
2 – This only would I learn of you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
3 – Are you so foolish, that, whereas you began in the Spirit, you would now be made perfect by the flesh?
4 – Have you suffered so great things in vain? If it be yet in vain.
5 – He therefore who giveth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you; doth he do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of the faith?
6 – As it is written: Abraham believed God, and it was reputed to him unto justice.
7 – Know ye therefore, that they who are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
8 – And the scripture, foreseeing, that God justifieth the Gentiles by faith, told unto Abraham before: In thee shall all nations be blessed.
9 – Therefore they that are of faith, shall be blessed with faithful Abraham.
10 – For as many as are of the works of the law, are under a curse. For it is written: Cursed is every one, that abideth not in all things, which are written in the book of the law to do them.
11 – But that in the law no man is justified with God, it is manifest: because the just man liveth by faith.
12 – But the law is not of faith: but, He that doth those things, shall live in them.
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:
14 – That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Christ Jesus: that we may receive the promise of the Spirit by faith.
15 – Brethren (I speak after the manner of man,) yet a man’s testament, if it be confirmed, no man despiseth, nor addeth to it.
16 – To Abraham were the promises made and to his seed. He saith not, And to his seeds, as of many: but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
17 – Now this I say, that the testament which was confirmed by God, the law which was made after four hundred and thirty years, doth not disannul, to make the promise of no effect.
18 – For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise. But God gave it to Abraham by promise.
19 – Why then was the law? It was set because of transgressions, until the seed should come, to whom he made the promise, being ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
20 – Now a mediator is not of one: but God is one.
21 – Was the law then against the promises of God? God forbid. For if there had been a law given which could give life, verily justice should have been by the law.
22 – But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise, by the faith of Jesus Christ, might be given to them that believe.
23 – But before the faith came, we were kept under the law shut up, unto that faith which was to be revealed.
24 – Wherefore the law was our pedagogue in Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25 – But after the faith is come, we are no longer under a pedagogue.
26 – For you are all the children of God by faith, in Christ Jesus.
27 – For as many of you as have been baptized in Christ, have put on Christ.
28 – There is neither Jew nor Greek: there is neither bond nor free: there is neither male nor female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 – And if you be Christ’s, then are you the seed of Abraham, heirs according to the promise.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.