Galatians 3:23
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New International Version
Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed.


New American Standard Bible
But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed.


King James Bible
But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Before this faith came, we were confined under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith was revealed.


International Standard Version
Now before faith came about, we were held in custody and confined under the Law in preparation for the faith that was to be revealed.


American Standard Version
But before faith came, we were kept in ward under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.


Douay-Rheims Bible
But before the faith came, we were kept under the law shut up, unto that faith which was to be revealed.


Darby Bible Translation
But before faith came, we were guarded under law, shut up to faith which was about to be revealed.


Young's Literal Translation
And before the coming of the faith, under law we were being kept, shut up to the faith about to be revealed,
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Context
The Purpose of the Law

15Brothers, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man cancels, or adds thereto. 16Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He said not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to your seed, which is Christ. 17And 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 cancel, that it should make the promise of none effect. 18For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. 19Why then serves 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. 20Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one. 21Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness should have been by the law. 22But the scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. 23But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up to the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24Why the law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Cross References
John 3:34
For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God: for God gives not the Spirit by measure to him.


Romans 11:32
For God has concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy on all.


Treasury of Scripture

But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up to the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

faith came.

Galatians 3:19,24,25 Why then serves the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made...

Galatians 4:1-4 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differs nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all...

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame...

under.

Galatians 4:4,5,21 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law...

Galatians 5:18 But if you be led of the Spirit, you are not under the law.

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped...

Romans 6:14,15 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace...

1 Corinthians 9:20,21 And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law...

the faith.

Luke 10:23,24 And he turned him to his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see...

Hebrews 11:13,39,40 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them...

1 Peter 1:11,12 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify...

Strong's Concordance
But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
Topical Bible
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