The Holman Christian Standard Bible

Galatians 3:23–25

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23 Before this faith d came, we were confined under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith was revealed. e 24 The law, then, was our guardian f until Christ, g so that we could be justified by faith. 25 But since that faith h has come, we are no longer under a guardian,

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3:24 The word translated guardian in vv. 24–25 is different from the word in Gl 4:2. In our culture, we do not have a slave who takes a child to and from school, protecting the child from harm or corruption. In Gk the word paidogogos described such a slave. This slave was not a teacher.