3:10 For all who 1 rely on doing the works of the law are under a curse, because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not keep on doing everything written in the book of the law.” 2 3:11 Now it is clear no one is justified before God by the law, because the righteous one will live by faith. 3 3:12 But the law is not based on faith, 4 but the one who does the works of the law 5 will live by them. 6 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming 7 a curse for us (because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”) 8
1 tn Grk “For as many as.”
2 tn Grk “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all the things written in the book of the law, to do them.”
sn A quotation from Deut 27:26.
4 tn Grk “is not from faith.”
6 sn A quotation from Lev 18:5. The phrase the works of the law is an editorial expansion on the Greek text (see previous note); it has been left as normal typeface to indicate it is not part of the OT text.
7 tn Grk “having become”; the participle γενόμενος (genomenos) has been taken instrumentally.