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09/30/2022

加拉太書 3:18-20

和合本修定版

因為承受產業若是出於律法,就不再是出於應許;但神是憑著應許把產業賜給亞伯拉罕。這樣說來,為甚麼要有律法呢?律法是為過犯的緣故而加上去的,等候那蒙應許的子孫來到才結束,是藉著天使經中保之手而設立的。但中保本不是為單方設立的;神卻是一位。

和合本

因為承受產業,若本乎律法,就不本乎應許;但神是憑著應許把產業賜給亞伯拉罕。這樣說來,律法是為甚麼有的呢?原是為過犯添上的,等候那蒙應許的子孫來到,並且是藉天使經中保之手設立的。但中保本不是為一面作的;神卻是一位。

ESV

For if the inheritance comes by the law, it no longer comes by promise; but God gave it to Abraham by a promise.
Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an intermediary.  Now an intermediary implies more than one, but God is one.

NLT

For if the inheritance could be received by keeping the law, then it would not be the result of accepting God’s promise. But God graciously gave it to Abraham as a promise.
Why, then, was the law given? It was given alongside the promise to show people their sins. But the law was designed to last only until the coming of the child who was promised. God gave his law through angels to Moses, who was the mediator between God and the people.  Now a mediator is helpful if more than one party must reach an agreement. But God, who is one, did not use a mediator when he gave his promise to Abraham.