Matthew 20:28 (He ‘gave his life a ransom for many’); 1 Timothy 2:6; 1Cor. Meyer says that this does not lie in the preposition but in the circumstances of the case. 1974. Commentary on Galatians 4:4-7 View Bible Text . The Apostle is writing to a Gentile (though Judaising) Church, and he does not wish to exclude any of his readers. Bible study tool. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". This deliverance is represented under the form of a ransom. For it is written, etc. Cancel at any time. Christ being made a curse speaks to the substitutionary aspect of the atonement, He was cursed for us - we need not suffer death as did Christ since He already suffered and paid the price. Read Introduction to Galatians “Yet the law is not of faith, but ‘the man who does them shall live by them’” Yet the law is not of faith, Law does not find its origin in faith but in works because the very nature of law is the opposite of faith. ", "Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Galatians 4:4-7 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Whereas many of Paul’s letters were written to churches in a particular city, such as Rome or Corinth, this letter was written to “the assemblies of Galatia”—a region in the central part of what we know today as Turkey. 6 (§ 202), ὁ δὲ βλασφημήσας θεὸν καταλευσθεὶς κρεμάσθω διʼ ἡμέρας καὶ ἀτίμως καὶ ἀφανῶς θαπτέσθω. Paul reminded his readers that Christ paid the penalty for our sins and made justification possible for every person. This distinction is not observable here, however, and the word used here is employed in the proper sense of redeem. See Prof. Lightfoot's note on the subject. 2013. The abruptness of the sentence shows an holy indignation at those who reject so great a blessing. "E.W. Christ — Christ alone; the abruptness of the sentence shows a holy indignation at those who reject so great a blessing; hath redeemed us — Or, hath bought us off, whether Jews or Gentiles; from the curse of the law — The curse which the law denounces against all transgressors of it, or the punishment threatened to them. Sections. Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, I. It can mean to buy with ones own belongings something from another for ones own use. ‘Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us. Galatians 3:13. The Bible questions are not trivia. 1874-1909. Christ bore the accursed punishment, and thus took away the accursed guilt. Contributed by Dr. Jonathan L Vorce on Aug 14, … The Jews, in contempt, call Him 'the hanged one' [ tolwiy (Hebrew #8518)], and Christians, 'worshippers of the hanged one;' and make it their great objection that He died the accursed death (Trypho, in Justin Martyr, p. 249; 1 Peter 2:24). Hung between heaven and each as though unworthy of either. Kenneth Boa: 59. 1. Commentary on Galatians 3:23-29 View Bible Text . III. [Note: Fung, pp147-48.]. Enrich your faith and grow in spiritual maturity with the incredible Bible study and devotional books listed below. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". "That we might receive the promise of the Spirit" (Galatians 3:14) refers to both Jews and Gentiles. Christ died as such a criminal, and so came under the curse. The curse is transferred from the guilty sinner to the innocent victim (as in the case of the typical scape-goat Leviticus 16:5. But some people have softer heads than hearts. The curse of the law is its penalty of death, under which it holds us in terrible bondage. Galatians 3:13. χριστὸς ᾑμᾶς ἐξηγόρασεν ἐκ τῆς κατάρας τοῦ νόμου—“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law.” There is no connecting particle, and the abruptness of the asyndeton gives vividness to the expression. Rather they help you to learn the message of the scripture. His being hanged on a tree proved that He was made a curse. The universal law, represented by the Masaic law, condemned the Gentiles, though with less clear consciousness on their part, (Romans 2:1-29) God's 'wrath,' revealed by the law of conscience, prepared them for appreciating redemption from the law's curse through Christ. The first thing that Christianity does is to undo this result of the Law by deliverance from the curse. Galatians 3:10). Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us. The us and the we are, therefore, properly those who in Galatians 3:23 are said to be ὑπὸ νόμον, and also in Galatians 4:5, and not heathen also (Pareus, Winer, Matthies, Baumgarten-Crusius). Comp. “he that is hanged is a curse of God”) is essentially also that of Aquila and Theodotion (κατάρα θεοῦ κρεμάμενος), and is doubtless right, but it is possible for the Hebrew to mean “is a curse, i.e. It is not said that His death was the actual punishment of that guilt. All rights reserved. 1879-90. See further A. T. Robertson, Short Grammar, p. 124. ὅτι. In Galatians 3-4 we come to the doctrinal portion of the letter. So the very means of Christ's death showed it to be an accursed death. 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For he hath made Him to be sin for us who knew no sin”—i.e., treated as sinful One who was not sinful. Learn more. It comes about by Christ taking our place in order to set us free. That word is, lutroōThe difference between them mainly is, that the word used here more usually relates to a purchase of any kind; the other is used strictly with reference to a ransom. It expressly distinguishes between the curse which fell upon Christ and the curse which was due to the sins of men, though the incurrence of the one led to the abrogation of the other. Paul is not saying that the law is a curse, but that the law has a curse—death. Galatians chapter 3. It occurs in the New Testament only in this place, and in, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. Elsewhere in the N.T., with the exception of its use in the phrase [τὸ] ξύλον [τῆς] ζωῆς, ξύλον always means dead wood. Read Introduction to Galatians “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree’)…” Paul now turns to hope. From the curse of the law - The curse of God, which the law denounces against all transgressors of it. This is God's work and I don't want anyone to profit from it in a material way. He went as the One Who represented us to die on our behalf and in our stead. The curse of the non-fulfillment of the law affects the Gentiles through the Jews; for the law represents that righteousness which God requires of all-which, since the Jews failed to fulfil, the Gentiles must equally fail. Galations [] Part of the series: Survey of the Bible. Suspension from a stake (though ξύλον in later Greek and in the New Testament signifies also a living tree) was a posthumous degradation awarded to certain classes of criminals put to death probably by stoning. The reference in the original is to the exposure of the body upon a stake or gibbet after death. The literalism of the Jews would require, by the Septuagint translation, that all these were cursed; and the other rendering was adopted to avert such appalling consequences. In the case of the scapegoat, the high priest was to lay his hands upon his head, and to “confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat;” and the goat was to “bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited” (Leviticus 16:21-22). But Christ has redeemed us. While ὑπέρ signifies primarily on behalf of, or for the good of, it may here bear in combination the meaning of “in room of,” as certainly in John 13:37-38, 2 Corinthians 5:20, in Philemon 1:13, and in Plato, ῾ωμολογήκαμεν· ἐγὼ ὑπὲρ σοῦ ἀποκρινοῦμαι, Gorgias, 515, D, Opera, vol. "Commentary on Galatians 3:13". So Acts 5:30; Acts 10:39; Acts 13:29; 1 Peter 2:24. ii. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/galatians-3.html. Of course Deuteronomy 21:23 does not refer to crucifixion or impaling alive, but to the hanging or impaling of a dead body (Joshua 10:26; 2 Samuel 4:12) as an additional disgrace. But here the words ὑπὸ θεοῦ are omitted, inasmuch as the new revelation of God’s mercy in Christ has superseded for Christians the previous condemnation of the Law. The mode in which the action asserted by the verb was done is told by the following participial clause-. But it is not restricted to the Jews, for these are the representative people of the world. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. The Jews, and no doubt Paul himself in earlier persecuting days, made much of the fact that Jesus died on a cross and had thus come under a curse. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. In this case Christ has done both. 2012. Christ paid the penalty for our sins (Matthew 26:28; Romans 3:24-26), and so as long as we remain in the relationship with Him, we do not have to fear the eternal death that is the normal penalty for sin.II Corinthians 5:21 says that Jesus Christ "became sin for us." Bible Commentary for Galatians 3:13. See further Lightfoot’s additional note, p. 150, and Driver on Deut. 1871-8. I. There's A Worshipper In You Series - The Passover. The word used here is more general in its meaning; the other is strictly appropriated to a ransom. The noun κατάρα is the abstract, and without the article points out that the curse which He became was full-not circumscribed or modified-wide as the curse of the law. It is by Christ acting in power to redeem us because of what He has done for us. A "Shorter Commentary on Galatians" - verse by verse - 193 pages - Garlington wrote the Galatians commentary portion for the respected multi-authored commentary, the Expositor's Bible Commentary (EBC) edited by Gaebelein - this "shorter commentary" is actually longer than his EBC work, and actually represents a "summary" of his 440 page commentary Men needed a ransom, for the Law had left them prisoners under sentence of death, and Christ had Himself to pay the price. From this they were released, and the blessings of the theocracy hitherto annexed to the Law were thrown open to them by the death of Christ. Nothing more than this is said. Men's Ministry Home Women's Ministry Home Children's Ministry Home Pastor's Ministry Home. Christ bought us off from the curse of the Law. He has given Himself as a ransom ‘instead of’ (anti) us (Mark 10:45), redeeming us through His blood (Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; Hebrews 9:12; Hebrews 9:15; 1 Peter 1:18-19), and He has exercised His power at great cost in defeating the forces that are against us, triumphing over them in the cross (Colossians 2:15) and bearing our sin as He became a sacrifice for sin. The rendering of the Peshito, of the Targum of Jonathan, and of the Greek translators Aquila, Symmachus, and Theodotion, is a modification of this view. By His very dying on the cross Christ has revealed Himself as bearing a curse. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. Hebrew thought tended to identify the man on whom a curse was laid with the curse, as it identified the sin-offering with the sin, calling it ἁμαρτία (Leviticus 4:21-25). He had to become a man like His brethren save in sin, and to endure the penalty denounced on malefactors and hang on the accursed cross, as if He had been guilty like them.— γενόμενος κατάρα. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/galatians-3.html. Comp. 1 Corinthians 6:20; 1 Corinthians 7:23, “Ye are (were) bought with a price;” 2 Peter 2:1, “The Lord that bought them;” Revelation 5:9, “Thou wast slain and hast redeemed (bought) us to God by thy blood;” Revelation 14:4, “These were redeemed (bought) from among men.” The word used in these passages, as well as in that before us, is the general word for “buying.” But that the “buying” intended is that more definitely conveyed by the idea of “ransom” appears from the use of the special word for ransom in Matthew 20:28 ( = Mark 10:45), “The Son of Man came to give His life a ransom for many;” 1 Timothy 2:6, “Who gave Himself a ransom for all.” The word commonly translated “redemption” (Romans 3:24; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Ephesians 1:7; Ephesians 1:14; Ephesians 4:30; Colossians 1:14; Hebrews 9:15) also contains the same special idea of “a ransoming.”. From the curse of the law.—From that curse which the Law pronounced upon all who failed to keep its precepts. DD. "Commentary on Galatians 3:13". (See Note on Galatians 1:4.). ", "The curse of the Law" is the curse pronounced on the law-breaker by the Law (, "By bringing these two texts [in Deuteronomy] together and interpreting the latter [, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament. The curse identifies itself with its object: seizes, as it were, upon the person of its victim. Rashi, for example, says “It is a slight to the King, because man is made in the likeness of His image.” The same objective construction underlies the words of Josephus, Ant. There is also his explanation of the answer he gave to those who were offended because his disciples, hungry, had plucked some ears: The son of man is also Lord of the Sabbath (Cf Mt 12,1-8). From this hopeless state of just condemnation Christ delivered us by revealing the infinite mercy of an Almighty Father, and so reviving hope and thankful love in the heart of the condemned sinner by faith in His love.— ἐξηγόρασεν. if [it be] yet in vain. " (Read full chapter Before, the law and it kept, was our only possible salvation, now that Christ has fulfilled that law, and given his life as atonement, we are free from the laws dominion and rule over us. The fact of our deliverance through Christ (Galatians 3:13a) ... Galatians Commentary - Kenneth Wuest; Galatians 3 Resources - Multiple sermons, commentaries, etc; O FOOLISH GALATIANS . [Note: Morris, p106.]. Sermon Bible Commentary. From the LXX. IV. The original passage refers to criminals executed under the Jewish Law, and commands the speedy burial of their dead bodies before sunset in opposition to the vindictive practices prevailing in Palestine among the surrounding nations of nailing up unburied bodies in public places (cf. As it is written.—The way in which the curse of the Law fell upon Christ was through His death. Galatians 3:13-14. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording or otherwise without the prior permission of the author, except as provided by U.S.A. copyright laws. "Stanley Derickson - Notes on Selected Books". Acts 5:30; Acts 10:39). Galatians [] Part of the series: Visual Survey of the Bible. 5:20; 1 Corinthians 7:23; Titus 2:14; Revelation 5:9; Revelation 14:4.—‘By becoming a curse,’ stronger, and yet milder than ‘accursed.’ Christ was the voluntary bearer of the entire guilt of the whole race, yet without any personal guilt. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". Resources . "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". p. 327, ed. 'Anathema' means 'set apart to God's glory,' but to the person's own destruction; "curse" [ Katara (Greek #2671)] is an execration. And so probably here, in accordance with Jewish law for a gibbet (see Jewish Encyclopedia III. This curse, he points out, did not arise from His own deserts. Here we are said to be redeemed out from ( εκ) the curse of the law. Bähr and Hofmann suppose the words to be omitted on purpose to keep out the idea expressed, as, among other grounds, it might be a stumbling-block to the unsettled Galatians. γενόμενος ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν κατάρα—“having become a curse for us,” γενόμενος having the stress upon it. It is wonderful to have a soft, tender heart before God. The ransom-price was his own precious blood (1 Peter 1:18-19 : cf. The preposition which means “instead” is found in Matthew 20:28; 1 Timothy 2:6. Go to, Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us--for it is written, "CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE"--, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, exēgorasenis not that which is usually employed in the New Testament to denote redemption. Hath redeemed us - Whether Jews or gentiles, at an high price. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". II. Judenthum, “on the slanderous names which the Jews give to Christ.” Eisenmenger did with a will this work, which is a curious, erudite, and ponderous indictment against the Jewish nation. Verse twelve was quite clear on the subject. "He neutralized the curse for them, so that they, on whom the curse rightfully falls because of their failure to keep the law, now become free from both its demands and its curse.... "Verse13thus represents Christ"s death as a vicarious bearing of the curse of the law which delivers his people from the same curse. No element of the κατάρα that fell on the sinner is beyond the sphere or influence of the κατάρα which He became; γενόμενος-not under the curse originally, but filled with blessedness, the law having no claim on Him derived from previous or personal violation of any of its statutes. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". GALATIANS 3:13-14. Some do not like the idea of substitution but it is written plainly here (and in Mark 10:45). Galatians 3:13 » Galatians 3:12. by Grant Richison | Feb 11, 2000 | Galatians | 5 comments. (That is why later they referred to Jesus derisively as ‘the hanged one’). For they have been crucified with Christ. Cursed is every one who has not kept the law- ἐπικατάρατος-Christ became κατάρα-not an accursed one, but curse. Last study we saw that we were tied completely to the law if we were to try to keep any of it. The literal application derives no countenance from the present passage, but is rather contradicted by it. I hear with my own ears that I cannot be saved except by the blood and death of Christ. Related Commentaries for Galatians 3. Jewish contempt styled the Saviour “the hanged man,” as may be seen in the second chapter of the first part of Eisenmenger's Entdeckt. In this section Paul gives a Scriptural defense of the Gospel. This curse Christ took that He might redeem us from the first. The whole place is given in our version thus: “And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree; his body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.” The clause “and he be to be put to death,” is properly “he be put to death,” for crucifixion was not a Hebrew punishment. Elsewhere, Galatians 4:5. This is in simple terms Paul"s Christian interpretation of Christ"s death on the cross." The "us" to some commentators relates specifically to the Jews in Paul"s audience as well as himself, however it also extends to the gentiles in that, a way had to be made for the gentiles to be blessed through Abraham. 2 Corinthians 5:21 : ‘Him [Christ] who knew no sin He [God] made to be sin [stronger than sinner] for us (or, on our behalf); that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.’—‘For us,’ on our behalf, for our sakes. Written—Deuteronomy 21:23. To be crucified was clearly evidence that they had come under the curse of God. Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. Galatians 3:13. Romans 10:5 Adds to this thought. "The Law held us under its curse, but Christ bought us from the curse by becoming a curse for us. What did Paul call the Galatians: Frauds, Fools, or Failures? As many as are of the works of the law are under the curse—“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law.” There is no doubt, whatever general truth may be inferred from the passage, that the ἡμεῖς are specially or primarily, if not solely, Jews. Take the illustration of a drowning man, and compare it with the hapless condition of sinful men. The Law expressly declared that that criminal who died upon the cross or gibbet was an object of the divine wrath. Gal 3:14 - That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Crucifixion was not a Jewish punishment, but the dead criminal was exposed on a stake by the hands. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/galatians-3.html. Nevertheless, notwithstanding Lightfoot’s putting of this last point, Paul’s translation would seem as suitable to the reproachful purpose of the Jews as the other. Their minds are too accommodating to wrong, unbiblical ideas, and they dont think things through to see if they really are true or not according to the Bible. Our hope is in the death of Christ to take our curse for us. Galatians 3:13. by Grant Richison | Feb 12, 2000 | Galatians | 10 comments. The ignominious death by which He died was one to which the curse of God specially attached. Redeemed—The Greek word signifies to buy off; to redeem, as from slavery. Through His death on the cross He has ‘redeemed us’, bought us out from under the curse by the sacrifice of Himself. We will see a little more on this in the next verse and find that this idea of "us" is not necessarily true. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree: The term redeemed has many thoughts. But Paul now seizes on the fact and makes it something glorious. (Galatians 3:13.) Paul has been explaining that it was and is impossible for anyone to be saved by works of the law and that everyone under the law is cursed. exagorazo. Galatians 3:13. γέγραπται Ἐπικατάρατος (Galatians 3:10) πᾶς ὁ κρεμάμενος ἐπὶ ξύλου. One of these is Galatians 3:13” (A Grammar of the Greek New Testament, Hodder and Stoughton, p. 631). If substitution be not formally expressed, it is certainly implied in this striking declaration. Quoted from Deuteronomy 21:23. Jerome also makes allusion to an altercatio between Jason and Papiscus-a controversy referred to also by Celsus and Origen-in which the words in dispute are rendered λοιδορία θεοῦ. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree. Interactive Bible study with John Piper. Both were curses in and of the law. vol. But the Mosaic law was the moral universal law brought out with particular manifestation. Wesley's Notes for Galatians 3:13. "Commentary on Galatians 3:13". Ray Stedman: Galatians: Don’t Submit Again to the Slaves Yoke [, , Translated] Peninsula Bible Church. Under the Law this was the fate of criminals whom God had cursed. (Galatians 3:28) Show answer 1. For we have sinned, and He the sinless One has suffered for sin in our place, and we are redeemed precisely because He took our place. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/galatians-3.html. If He had not died they must have died. BibliographyPett, Peter. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. 1 Samuel 31:10, 2 Samuel 21:10). BibliographyConstable, Thomas. The death of Christ removed the necessity for the punishment of men, but it could not be regarded as a punishment in relation to Christ Himself. SERIES 29 OF 41: Martin Luther | rss | more SERMON ACTIVITY: This MP3 sermon was last played: 4 days ago | more » FEATURE SERMON; TEXT-FEATURE; Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. Riddle: ‘Two curses are mentioned by Paul. BibliographyDerickson, Stanley. Try it for 30 days FREE. In this respect it would seem as if the symbolism of the scapegoat (which is sometimes adduced in explanation of the present passage) was imperfectly applicable. Hath redeemed us - Whether Jews or gentiles, at an high price. ‘Christ has redeemed us.’ That is, He ‘has given Himself for us that He might redeem us from all iniquity’ (Titus 2:14). [3,13-14] For that reason, the Lord Jesus Christ, who was going to grant freedom to the believers, did not observe to the letter some of those observances. "Commentary on Galatians 3:13". "Commentary on Galatians 3:13". 1909-1922. No such process as this really took place in the case of our Lord; nor is it applied to Him even in 1 Peter 2:24, otherwise than in vague and general metaphor. c. Before w… Our hope is not in keeping the law. Galatians 3:13. The curse had to be removed from off them as well as the Jews, that the blessing through Abraham might flow to them. § 96, Opera, vol. Comp. The opening of this verse without any connecting particle lends sharpness and emphasis to the contrast. The religion of Christ differs from all other religions mainly in this, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, ἒτερος ἀνεύθυνος ἑλόμενος ἀποθανείν ὑπὲρ ἐκείνου, ὁ δὲ βλασφημήσας θεὸν καταλευσθεὶς κρεμάσθω δι, John Eadie's Commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians and Philippians, χριστὸς ᾑμᾶς ἐξηγόρασεν ἐκ τῆς κατάρας τοῦ νόμου, ὅτι κεκατηραμένος ὑπὸ θεοῦ πᾶς κρεμάμενος ἐπὶ ξύλου, "Verse13thus represents Christ"s death as a vicarious bearing of the curse of the law which delivers his people from the same curse. And because He died we can live, for the curse of the Law has been removed from us and has been borne by Himself. The curse must have been in fact ὑπὸ θεοῦ for it to have been of any validity, but St Paul naturally shrinks from saying so. And this declaration was a continuous stumbling-block, as Jerome testifies, and as may be seen in Tertullian, Adversus Judaeos, § 10, Opera, vol. The deliverance from the curse through Christ (Galatians 3:13-14) 1. The abruptness of the sentence shows an holy indignation at those who reject so great a blessing. ], "Christ has done all that is necessary and his death is the means of making sinners free." Lehrb. The passage referred to is Deuteronomy 21:23 "His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged [is] accursed of God ;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee [for] an inheritance.". "Commentary on Galatians 3:13". In order to save the man there must be six conditions of success. i. p. 95, etc. "Have ye suffered so many things in vain? On the one hand He was our representative, going there for us, and on the other He was our substitute, taking our place. It is no longer a fearful condemning finger, but a guide book to life (as it was originally meant to be). Rather well describes the eternality of the Word of God doesn"t it. And it is unavoidable. The proof that Christ became a curse for us was the fact that His executioners hung Him on a tree. Paul again quoted Deuteronomy ( Deuteronomy 21:23). 8. Alex. The idea is somewhat strengthened by the use of the substantive for the adjective. The decalogue was the absolute universal law itself, and all the Mosaic enactments were either special points of the decalogue, or special provisions for giving the decalogue efficiency. The words ὑπὸ θεοῦ are omitted in the quotation, and ἐπὶ ξύλου is added from the previous verse. Gal 3:1 - O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, ... Gal 3:13 - Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: Tools. And all the people shall say, Amen. Matthew 20:28; Acts 20:28; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 1 Corinthians 7:23; 1 Timothy 2:6; 2 Peter 2:1; Revelation 5:9). II.He proves the doctrine which he had reproved them for departing from-that of justification by faith without the works of the law, 1. Sac. (13) Christ hath redeemed us.—Better, Christ redeemed us. "Commentary on Galatians 3:13". Indeed He has blotted out the Law (the handwriting of ordinances) which condemned us (Colossians 2:14). 1 of 1. A parenthetic justification from Deuteronomy 21:23 (Sept.) of the startling expression just used. οὕτω καὶ ὁ Χριστὸς ἐποίησεν. The apostle gives a different view of the heathen world in Romans 2:14-15, and states a contrary doctrine-that they are “without law.” So far, indeed, as the Mosaic law is unnational, or so far as it is a proclamation of earlier moral law springing out of those essential and unchanging relations which creatures bear to God and to one another, it must bind all races. For us—i.e., “on our behalf,” “for our sakes,” not “in our stead.” It is impossible to escape the conclusion that St. Paul, like the rest of the Apostles, regarded the sufferings of Christ as undergone in our stead. One of the most momentous of these questions finds a solution. Galatians 3:13-19 - Commentary on Galatians by Martin Luther. The Hebrew of the clause is להִיםתָּלוּי ø כִּיאּ קִלְלַת אַ-for he that is hanged is accursed of God; the Greek, ὅτι κεκατηραμένος ὑπὸ θεοῦ πᾶς κρεμάμενος ἐπὶ ξύλου. iii. ff.). The law of Moses is wrongly affirmed by Winer to have authority over the heathen. 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