3:9 So then those who believe 1 are blessed along with Abraham the believer. 3:10 For all who 2 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.” 3 3:11 Now it is clear no one is justified before God by the law, because the righteous one will live by faith. 4 3:12 But the law is not based on faith, 5 but the one who does the works of the law 6 will live by them. 7 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming 8 a curse for us (because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”) 9 3:14 in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham would come to the Gentiles, 10 so that we could receive the promise of the Spirit by faith.
2 tn Grk “For as many as.”
3 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.
5 tn Grk “is not from faith.”
7 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.
8 tn Grk “having become”; the participle γενόμενος (genomenos) has been taken instrumentally.
10 tn Or “so that the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles in Christ Jesus.”