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Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Galatians 3

Verse 1

foolish = senseless. Greek. anotetos . See Romans 1:14 .

hath . Omit.

bewitched . Greek. baskaino . Only here in N.T. In Septuagint of Deuteronomy 28:54 , Deuteronomy 28:56 . The noun baskanos in Proverbs 23:8 ; Proverbs 28:22 .

that . . . truth . The texts omit.

not . Greek. me . App-105 .

obey . Greek. peitho . App-160 .

before . Greek. kata . App-104 .

Jesus Christ . App-98 .

hath been = was,

evidently set forth , Greek. prographo . See Romans 15:4 .

crucified = as having been crucified.

among you . The texts omit.

Verse 2

would . Greek. thelo . App-102 .

of . Greek. apo . App-104 .

Spirit . App-101 .

by. Greek. ek . App-104 .

the. Omit.

faith . Greek. pistil. App-160 ., Compare Romans 10:16 , Romans 10:17 .

Verse 3

begun . Greek. enarchomai . Here and Philippians 1:1 , Philippians 1:6 .

made perfect = being perfected. Greek. epiteleo . App-125 . See 2 Corinthians 7:1 .

by = in.

Verse 4

in vain . See Romans 13:4 .

if. Greek. ei . App-118 .

Verse 5

ministereth , Greek. epichoregeo . See 2 Corinthians 9:10 .

worketh . See Galatians 2:6 .

miracles . Greek. dunamis . App-172 and App-176 .

among. Greek. en . App-104 .

Verse 6

believed . Greek. pisteud. App-150 .

God. App-98 .

accounted . Greek. logizomai , See Romans 4:3 .

for . Greek. eis . App-104 .

righteousness. Greek. dikaiosune , App-191 . Quoted from Genesis 15:6 .

Verse 7

Know. Greek. ginosko . App-132 .

of. Greek. ek. App-104 .

the same = these.

children . Greek. huios . App-108 .

Verse 8

foreseeing . Greek. proeidon . Only here and Acts 2:31 ,

would justify = justifieth. Greek. dikaioo App-191 .

heathen = nations. Some as Gentiles, Galatians 3:14 .

through . Greek. ek , as Galatians 3:7 ; i.e. on the ground of, as Romans 1:17 , Romans 4:16 &c.

preached before the gospel . Greek. proeuangelizo . Only here. Compare App-121 .

unto = to.

In. Greek. en , App-104 .

be blessed . Greek. eneulogeomai . Only here and Acts 3:25 . See Genesis 12:3 .

Verse 9

with . Greek. sun . App-104 .

faithful = the faithful. Greek. pistos . App-150 .

Verse 10

under . Greek. hupo . App-104 .

curse . Greek. katara . Elsewhere, Galatians 3:13 .Hebrews 6:8 . James 3:10 . 2 Peter 2:14 .

Cursed . Greek. epikataratos . See John 7:49 .

continueth . Greek. emmeno . See Acts 14:22 .

not . Greek. au . App-105 . Quoted from Deuteronomy 27:26 .

Verse 11

no man = no one. Greek. oudeis ,

by . Greek. en . App-104 .

in the sight of = before, Greek. para . App-104 .

just , Greek. dikaios . App-191 . Quoted from Habakkuk 2:4 . Compare Romans 1:17 . Hebrews 10:38 .

live, Compare App-170 .

Verse 12

The man . App-123 :1, but the texts read "He". This quotation is from Leviticus 18:5 .

Verse 13

Christ . App-98 .

redeemed . Greek. exagorazo . Elsewhere, Galatians 4:5 .Ephesians 5:16 , Colossians 4:5 .

from . Greek. ek . App-104 .

being made = becoming. (Emph.)

for . Greek. huper . App-104 .

on . Greek. epi . App-104 . Quoted from Deuteronomy 21:23 .

Verse 14

That = In order that. Greek. hina .

on. Greek. eis . App-104 .

through . Greek. en . App-104 .

promise . See Luke 24:49 .

Spirit . App-101 .:3.

through . Greek. dia . App-104 .Galatians 3:1 .

faith = the faith. App-150 .

Verse 15

after the manner of . Greek. kata . App-104 .

covenant . Greek. diatheke , See Matthew 26:28 .

if it be = when.

confirmed , Greek. kuroo . See 2 Corinthians 2:8 .

disannulleth . Same as "frustrate", Galatians 2:21 .

addeth thereto . Greek. epidiataesomai . Only here.

Verse 16

made = spoken, See Genesis 21:12 ,

of. Greek. epi . App-104 .

Verse 17

confirmed before . Greek. prokuroo Only here.

of = by. Greek. hupo . App-104 .

in Christ . The texts omit.

was . Literally came to be.

four hundred , &c. See Exodus 12:40 . App-50 .

after . Greek. meta . App-104 .

cannot disannul = doth not Greek. ou) disannul (Greek. akurov , Only here, Matthew 15:6 . Mark 7:13 ),

that it should = to. Greek, eis .

make . . . of none effect . Greek. katargeo . See Luke 13:7

Verse 18

no more . Gr ouketi , no longer.

gave = has granted. Greek. charizomai . App-184 .

by . Greek. dia . App-104 .Galatians 3:1 .

Verse 19

transgressions . Greek. parabasis . See Romans 4:15 . Compare App-128 . 1,

the . . . made . Literally it has been promised.

angels . Compare Lout. Gal 33:2 .Acts 7:53 , Hebrews 2:2 ,

mediator . Greek. mesites . Here, Gal 3:20 ; 1 Timothy 2:5 . Hebrews 8:6 ; Hebrews 9:15 ; Hebrews 12:24 ,

Verse 21

against . Greek. kata . App-104 .

God forbid . See Galatians 2:17 .

given life . Greek. zoopoieo . See John 6:63 .

Verse 22

concluded . See Romans 11:32 .

sin . Greek. hamartia. App-128 . Compare Romans 3:10-18 .

believe . App-150 .

Verse 23

before . Greek. pro. App-104 .

kept = kept in custody.

shut up . Some as "concluded" above.

unto. Greek. eis . App-104 .

should afterwards = was about to be.

revealed . Greek. apokalupto . App-106 .

Verse 24

was = has become.

schoolmaster . Greek. paidagogos . This was a trust-worthy slave who had the guardianship of the boys of it family. See Cor. Galatians 4:15 .

Verse 25

no longer . See Galatians 3:18 .

Verse 26

Christ Jesus . App-98 .

Verse 27

have been = were.

baptized . App-115 .

into . Greek. eis . App-104 .

have . Omit.

Verse 28

neither = not. App-105 .

nor . Greek. oude .

Greek . See Romans 1:14 .

bond = bond slave. Greek. doulos . App-190 .

male . Greek. arsen . App-123 .

nor = and.

Verse 29

heirs. See Romans 4:13 .

according to . Greek. kata , as verses: Galatians 3:1 , Galatians 3:15 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Galatians 3". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/galatians-3.html. 1909-1922.