Why the law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Treasury of Scripture
Galatians 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Galatians 2:19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live to God.
Galatians 4:2,3 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father...
Matthew 5:17,18 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill...
Acts 13:38,39 Be it known to you therefore, men and brothers, that through this man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins...
Romans 3:20-22 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin...
Romans 7:7-9,24,25 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. No, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust...
Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believes.
Colossians 2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
Hebrews 7:18,19 For there is truly a cancellation of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof...
Hebrews 9:8-16 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest...
Hebrews 10:1-14 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things...
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Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ...
Acts 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.
ContextThe Purpose of the Law
15Brothers, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man cancels, or adds thereto. 16Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He said not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to your seed, which is Christ. 17And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot cancel, that it should make the promise of none effect. 18For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. 19Why then serves the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. 20Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one. 21Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness should have been by the law. 22But the scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. 23But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up to the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24Why the law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
So that the law is become our tutor to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Wherefore the law was our pedagogue in Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Darby Bible Translation
So that the law has been our tutor up to Christ, that we might be justified on the principle of faith.
King James Bible
Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Young's Literal Translation
so that the law became our child-conductor -- to Christ, that by faith we may be declared righteous,