https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/galatians-3.html. on Galatians 1:23, Galatians 3:2. The Law surrounded the Jews, as it were, with a rampart, … 1896. τὴν π. John Eadie's Commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. Galatians 3 is the third chapter of the Epistle to the Galatians in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It is authored by Paul the Apostle for the churches in Galatia, written between 49–58 CE. "Am I my brother's keeper?" Law & Our Union With Christ (Galatians 3:23-29) Stillwater Bible Church. All rights reserved. Which should afterwards be revealed ( μέλλουσαν - ἀποκαλυφθῆναι ). He uses the Law to bring life. Answering Christian Apologists: Galatians 3:28 and it’s true meaning A passage commonly quoted by christian apologists and feminists is Galatians 3:38. Law and grace may be miles apart in essence, but in the heart, they are pretty close together. Say: "Sister, you are now in jail all right. Comp. It will teach you to appreciate Christ.". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/galatians-3.html. p. 545), and which Hofmann obliterates (“the law conferred on the people its distinctive position, and its abiding in this distinctive position was at the same time an abiding directed towards the faith that was to come”), would neither agree with the text (Galatians 3:22; Galatians 3:24) nor harmonize with history (Romans 11; Acts 28:25 ff.). In the historical reconstructing, I will discuss background information concerning this text. BibliographyGill, John. unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed; that is, until Christ the object of faith came, who was to be revealed, or made manifest in the flesh; who, before his incarnation, not only lay in the bosom of the Father, but was in a great measure hid under the types and prophecies of the Old Testament; which though they gave some hints of him, yet but obscure ones, in comparison of the revelation made of him by his appearance in human nature; by the testimonies of his Father by a voice from heaven of angels, of John the Baptist, and others; and by his own doctrines and miracles, and by the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/galatians-3.html. 23.] The term used relates to being under guard or the thought of a city under siege - the city dwellers are kept from escape. ), because with that earlier situation is contrasted the subsequent future state of things which was throughout the object of its aim. BibliographyDerickson, Stanley. ; Schweighaüser, Lex. Before the faith came, the faith in Jesus Christ just mentioned (Galatians 3:22), which under the legal dispensation existed only as a latent element of life. It is almost “this faith of which I speak,” hardly “the dispensation of faith.”. BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. It is the “present participle of identical action”: cf. Paul appeals to past ties between the Galatians and himself. Just take it easy, Sister Conscience. i. 1865-1868. 16 The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Better, kept in ward, continuing the figure in shut up, Galatians 3:22. It is the cross of Christ that brings salvations possibility and nothing else. It is much better to understand it of the doctrine of faith, which though preached to Adam, and by Noah, and to Abraham, and by Isaiah, and others, yet not so clearly, largely, and fully, as by Jesus Christ and his apostles; so that the times of the Gospel may be called the times of faith, in comparison of the times of the law, and which some think is here meant; but it is best to interpret it of Christ, the object of faith, who was to come, and is come in the flesh, to fulfil the law; and, by so doing, has put an end to it; and to redeem his people from under it, and to save them with an everlasting salvation; for before this his coming in the flesh, the people of the Jews, of whom the apostle was one, were under the law: we were kept under the law; as persons in a garrison, as the word signifies; they were kept distinct and separate from the rest of the nations of the world, and had neither civil nor religious conversation with them; and so were preserved in some measure both from their impieties and idolatries, which otherwise they were naturally prone to; and as a distinct people, unto the coming of the Messiah, who was to arise from among them; so that their being kept under the law in this sense, was both for their honour and their safety: though the meaning may also be, that they were kept under it as persons under a military guard, as the word likewise imports; and signifies, that the law kept a strict guard and a watchful eye over them, as the Roman soldier had over Paul, that kept him, and held fast the chain in his hand, with which he was bound, that he might not get loose and escape from him; see Acts 28:16 to which the apostle seems here to allude; the law kept them close to the discharge of their duty, and held them fast as prisoners; and which is more fully expressed in the next clause. It is written that we are 'shut up unto faith which should afterwards be revealed.' κ. τ. λ. belonging to it) forms the modal definition of ἐφρουρούμεθα, representing the continued operation of the latter, which, constantly appearing in fresh acts, renders liberation impossible. “Before the coming (second aorist active infinitive of ερχομαι — erchomai definite event) as to the Faith” (note article, meaning the faith in Galatians 3:22 made possible by the historic coming of Christ the Redeemer), the faith in Christ as Saviour (Galatians 3:22). ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed. BibliographyLuther, Martin. Which should afterward ... - `afterward to be revealed.'. Galatians 3:24(HCSB) Verse Thoughts. Whether reason hears that justification before God is obtained by grace alone, it draws the inference that the Law is without value. On the contrary, he is mighty sore that he cannot rob and kill as before. Without can not be used by it self, meaning that it has to be minimum one more condition included (all/at least one,etc) all: "fish", without: "bread", will search for verses that contains "fish" but NOT "bread" start: search for verses that contains words that start with the search words "E.W. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. If there be but one church consisting of Jews and Gentiles, why is there a diversity in its government? subject is: we Jewish Christians (Galatians 3:25); the emphasis is on ὑπὸ νόμον, and afterwards on πίστιν. "Commentary on Galatians 3:23". (x) The reason why we were kept under the Law, is set down here. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, Cross references: https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wbc/galatians-3.html. Comp. The faith was in its essence and power operated during the time of the law. Galatians 3 is the third chapter of the Epistle to the Galatians in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It is authored by Paul the Apostle for the churches in Galatia, written between 49–58 CE. The expression "kept under the law" denotes in the original being kept as in a citadel or garrison. The doctrine of the Law must therefore be studied carefully lest we either reject the Law altogether, or are tempted to attribute to the Law a capacity to save. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". "Commentary on Galatians 3:23". Besides, Paul would thus have written very far from clearly; he must at least have placed the infinitive before συγκεκλεισ. Unto the faith—Our future and only outlet. This εἰς κ. τ. λ. is, in the history of salvation, the divine aim of that σύγκλεισις, which was to cease on its attainment; Christ is the end of the law. We must again remind the reader that Paul does not treat exclusively of ceremonies, or of the moral law, but embraces the whole economy by which the Lord governed his people under the Old Testament. Galatians 3:28 is in the subsection on “Children of God”, which teaches: – Christians aren’t required to keep the law of Moses today. Secondly, by those who claim that Christian liberty exempts a Christian from the observance of the Law. p. 571 f.); but how improbable, and in fact incredible it is, that Paul should have here used this word in a different sense from that in which he used it immediately before in Galatians 3:22, and in the kindred passage, Romans 11:32 (he has it not elsewhere)! Commentary, Galatians 3:23-39, Jane Lancaster Patterson, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2019. However we know from my other booklets and articles, that the bible views women inferior to men. 1939. But you don't have to stay there forever. δέ leads on to another explanatory thought-to an additional element of contrast, and it stands third in the clause on account of the prepositional phrase. Mode 4. The reformed abhor this thought, but it is the logical conclusion - how can regeneration ever occur until Christ has done all that is required for regeneration and redemption. (23) Before faith came.—Before faith awoke into exercise, began to exist, or the preaching of Christ as its object. Since verses 23-29 bring this argument to its climax, it will be helpful to review briefly the groundwork Paul … Continue reading "Commentary on Galatians 3:23-29" Galatians 3:23. πρὸ τοῦ δὲ ἐλθεῖν τὴν πίστιν, ὑπὸ νόμον ἐφρουρούμεθα συγκεκλεισμένοι εἰς τὴν μέλλουσαν πίστιν ἀποκαλυφθῆναι—“But before the faith came, we were kept in ward, shut up under the law for the faith to be afterwards revealed.” The perfect participle of the Received Text has C, D3, K, L in its favour, with several of the Greek fathers, and is adopted by Tischendorf; while the present συγκλειόμενοι has A, B, D1, F, א . The Christian has a body in whose members, as Paul says, sin dwells and wars. It lay in the underlying promise of the Abrahamic covenant throughout the whole period. Const. The word "law" means the Mosaic Law with stress on the ceremonial law. cannot be understood as the infinitive of design and, according to the reading συγκεκλεισμένοι, as belonging to the latter word (Matthias: “in order to become manifest, as those who were under the ban with a view to the future faith”), because in the religious-historical connection of the text it must signify the final appearance of the blessing of salvation, which hitherto as a μυστήριον had been unknown (Romans 16:25). unto — “with a view to the faith,” etc. In verses 1-5 Paul appealed to the personal salvation experiences of the Galatians. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". But in their dim and dark dispensation, that faith is afterwards to be revealed. Galatians 3:23-29 "But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed. This chapter contains Paul's important argument about Abraham's faith and his 'offspring', a designation for "those belong to Jesus Christ". Our obedience is inspired by fear. For the construction see Romans 8:18. 190) before (this) faith (not, the faith, in the sense of the objects of faith, but the faith just mentioned, viz. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/galatians-3.html. 1840-57. The totality of mankind is enslaved by sin and does not have the means to break free from its grasp. Renewal 1960. 24 Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith. He failed to call the Gospel to his aid. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/galatians-3.html. Galatians 3:28 is in the subsection on “Children of God”, which teaches: – Christians aren’t required to keep the law of Moses today. "Commentary on Galatians 3:23". The saints of old were contained in Sheol until they could be liberated and set free by their coming savior. Soph. Contrast 1 Peter 5:1. The figure of the law as pedagogue (Galatians 3:24) is not anticipated. The position of μέλλουσαν suggests the length of the period during which we were in ward. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". Galatians 3:28(NASB) Verse Thoughts Just as Abraham was justified by grace through trusting the Word of the Lord, so we too are justified by grace through faith in Christ Jesus - the living, incarnate Word of God - but the Law that was given to Israel through Moses caused an instant and bitter division to be set up between Jew and Gentile. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Irenaeus has, the sons of God are shut up to the belief of His coming: l. iii. The Law condemned them, and offered no hope of escape. But in the Old Testament times the Jews were viewed as being under the guardianship of the law (3:23-25) – Christians are children (“sons” in ESV, HCSB, NET) of God through faith in Christ. This is true, in that they could not have been regenerated until Christ came to do the cross work. The faith was future when the law was given, and from his assumed standpoint the apostle specializes it; but it was revealed when the apostle wrote-revealed-divinely disclosed-the theme and the mode being alike of God. Galatians 3:23. and why art thou disquieted within me? He could only think of the prison. Comp. Galatians 3:23 Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. BibliographyAlford, Henry. Browse Sermons on Galatians 3:23-29. (Hebrews 11:0.) This chapter contains Paul's important argument about Abraham's faith and his 'offspring', a designation for "those belong to Jesus Christ". 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