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Galatians 3:21

21 Is there a conflict, then, between God’s law and God’s promises?* Absolutely not! If the law could give us new life, we could be made right with God by obeying it.

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Galatians 3:21 — The New International Version (NIV)

21 Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law.

Galatians 3:21 — English Standard Version (ESV)

21 Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could give life, then righteousness would indeed be by the law.

Galatians 3:21 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

Galatians 3:21 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

21 Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law.

Galatians 3:21 — New Century Version (NCV)

21 Does this mean that the law is against God’s promises? Never! That would be true only if the law could make us right with God. But God did not give a law that can bring life.

Galatians 3:21 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could make alive, verily righteousness would have been of the law.

Galatians 3:21 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

21 Is then the law against the promises of God? Far be the thought. For if a law had been given able to quicken, then indeed righteousness were on the principle of law;

Galatians 3:21 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

21 Does this mean, then, that the laws given to Moses contradict God’s promises? That’s unthinkable! If those laws could give us life, then certainly we would receive God’s approval because we obeyed them.

Galatians 3:21 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

21 Is the law therefore contrary to God’s promises? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly be by the law.

Galatians 3:21 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

21 Is the law then opposed to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could make alive, then righteousness would indeed come through the law.

Galatians 3:21 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

21 Therefore is the law opposed to the promises of God? May it never be! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, certainly righteousness would have been from the law.

Galatians 3:21 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

21 So is the law opposed to God’s promises? Certainly not! What if a law had been given that could give life? Then people could become right with God by obeying the law.

Galatians 3:21 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

21 Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? May it never be! For if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on law.