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Galatians 3:29 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And if ye are Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, heirs according to promise.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And if ye [be] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And if ye [are] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— but if *ye* [are] of Christ, then ye are Abraham's seed, heirs according to promise.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Now, if, ye, are of Christ, by consequence ye are, Abraham's seed, according to promise, heirs.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and if ye [are] of Christ then of Abraham ye are seed, and according to promise—heirs.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And if you be Christ's, then are you the seed of Abraham, heirs according to the promise.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And if [yee be] Christs, then are ye Abrahams seed, and heires according to the promise.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And if you are of the Meshiha, therefore are you the seed of Abraham, and heirs by the promise.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And if ye are the Messiah's, then are ye the seed of Abraham, and heirs by the promise.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
if 1487
{1487} Prime
A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.
ye 5210
{5210} Prime
Irregular plural of G4771; you (as subject of verb).
[be] Christ's, 5547
{5547} Prime
From G5548; anointed, that is, the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
then 686
{0686} Prime
Probably from G0142 (through the idea of drawing a conclusion); a particle denoting an inference more or less decisive (as follows).
are x2075
(2075) Complement
Second person plural present indicative of G1510; ye are.
ye y2075
[2075] Standard
Second person plural present indicative of G1510; ye are.
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
Abraham's 11
{0011} Prime
Of Hebrew origin [H0085]; Abraham, the Hebrew patriarch. In Acts 7:16 the text should probably read Jacob.
seed, 4690
{4690} Prime
From G4687; somethng sown, that is, seed (including the male 'sperm'); by implication offspring; specifically a remnant (figuratively as if kept over for planting).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
heirs 2818
{2818} Prime
From G2819 and the base of G3551 (in its original sense of partitioning, that is, [reflexively] getting by apportionment); a sharer by lot, that is, an inheritor (literally or figuratively); by implication a possessor.
according 2596
{2596} Prime
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
to the promise. 1860
{1860} Prime
From G1861; an announcement (for information, assent or pledge; especially a divine assurance of good).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Galatians 3:29

_ _ and heirs — The oldest manuscripts omit “and.” Christ is “Abraham’s seed” (Galatians 3:16): ye are “one in Christ” (Galatians 3:28), and one with Christ, as having “put on Christ” (Galatians 3:27); therefore YE are “Abraham’s seed,” which is tantamount to saying (whence the “and” is omitted), ye are “heirs according to the promise” (not “by the law,Galatians 3:18); for it was to Abraham’s seed that the inheritance was promised (Galatians 3:16). Thus he arrives at the same truth which he set out with (Galatians 3:7). But one new “seed” of a righteous succession could be found. One single faultless grain of human nature was found by God Himself, the source of a new and imperishable seed: “the seed” (Psalms 22:30) who receive from Him a new nature and name (Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 53:10, Isaiah 53:11; John 12:24). In Him the lineal descent from David becomes extinct. He died without posterity. But He lives and shall reign on David’s throne. No one has a legal claim to sit upon it but Himself, He being the only living direct representative (Ezekiel 21:27). His spiritual seed derive their birth from the travail of His soul, being born again of His word, which is the incorruptible seed (John 1:12; Romans 9:8; 1 Peter 1:23).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Galatians 3:19-29.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Galatians 3:29

If ye are Christ's — That is, believers in him.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Galatians 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
1 Corinthians 3:23 And ye are Christ's; and Christ [is] God's.
1 Corinthians 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
2 Corinthians 10:7 Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he [is] Christ's, even so [are] we Christ's.


Galatians 3:7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 4:22-31 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. ... So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.
Genesis 21:10-12 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, [even] with Isaac. ... And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
Romans 4:12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which [he had] being [yet] uncircumcised.
Romans 4:16-21 Therefore [it is] of faith, that [it might be] by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, ... And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
Romans 9:7-8 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, [are they] all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. ... That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these [are] not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
Hebrews 11:18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:


Galatians 4:7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Galatians 4:28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
Romans 4:13-14 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, [was] not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. ... For if they which are of the law [be] heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:
Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together.
1 Corinthians 3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;
Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Hebrews 6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed [it] by an oath:
Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
James 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
Revelation 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
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