Galatians: Chapter 03 (1534)

The Epistle to the Galathyans. The .iij. Chapter.

  1. O folisshe Galathyas: who hath bewitched you that ye shuld not beleve the trueth? To whom Jesus Christ was described before the eyes and amoge you crucified.
  2. This only wolde I learne of you: receaved ye the sprete by the dedes of ye lawe or els by preachinge of ye faith?
  3. Are ye so vnwyse that after ye have begonne in the sprete ye wolde nowe ende in the flesshe?
  4. So many thinges there ye have suffred in vayne if yt be vayne.
  5. Which ministered to you the sprete and worketh myracles amonge you doth he it thorow the dedes of the lawe or by preachinge of the fayth?
  6. Even as Abraham beleved God and it was asscribed to him for rightewesnes.
  7. Vnderstonde therfore yt they which are of fayth the same are the chyldren of Abraham.
  8. For the seripture sawe afore honde yt God wolde iustifie the hethen thorow fayth and therfore shewed before honde glad tydinges vnto Abraham: In the shall all nacions be blessed.
  9. So then they which be of fayth are blessed with faythfull Abraham.
  10. For as many as are vnder the dedes of the lawe are vnder malediccio. For it is written: cursed is every man yt cotinueth not in all thinges which are writte in ye boke of ye lawe to fulfill the.
  11. That no ma is iustified by ye lawe in ye sight of God is evidet. For the iuste shall live by fayth.
  12. The lawe is not of fayth: but the man that fulfilleth the thinges contayned in the lawe (shall live in the.)
  13. But Christ hath delivered vs fro the curse of the lawe and was made a cursed for vs. For it is writte: cursed is every one that hangeth on tree
  14. that the blessynge of Abraham might come on the getyls thorow Jesus Christ and that we might receave the promes of the sprete thorow fayth.
  15. Brethren I will speake after the maner of men. Though it be but a mans testament yet no ma despiseth it or addeth eny thinge therto when it is once alowed.
  16. To Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He sayth not in the seedes as in many: but in thy sede as in one which is Christ.
  17. This I saye that the lawe which beganne afterwarde beyonde .iiii.C and .xxx. yeares doth not disanull the testament that was confermed afore of God vnto Christ ward to make the promes of none effect.
  18. For yf the inheritaunce come of the lawe it cometh not of promes. But God gave it vnto Abraham by promes.
  19. Wherfore then serveth ye lawe? The lawe was added because of transgression (tyll the seed cam to which ye promes was made) and it was ordeyned by angels in ye honde of a mediator.
  20. A mediator is not a mediator of one. But God is one.
  21. Ys the lawe then agaynst ye promes of God? God forbid. How be it yf ther had bene a lawe geve which coulde have geven lyfe: then no doute rightewesnes shuld have come by ye lawe.
  22. But ye scripture concluded all thinges vnder synne yt the promes by the fayth of Jesus Christ shuld be geve vnto them yt beleve.
  23. Before yt fayth cam we were kept and shut vp vnder the lawe vnto the fayth which shuld afterwarde be declared.
  24. Wherfore the lawe was oure scolemaster vnto the tyme of Christ yt we might be made rightewes by fayth.
  25. But after yt fayth is come now are we no lenger vnder a scolemaster.
  26. For ye are all the sonnes of God by ye fayth which is in Christ Jesus.
  27. For all ye that are baptised have put on Christ.
  28. Now is ther no Jewe nether getyle: ther is nether bonde ner fre: ther is nether man ner woman: but ye are all one thinge in Christ Jesu.
  29. Yf ye be Christes then are ye Abrahams seed and heyres by promes.
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