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Galatians 3:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— So then they that are of faith are blessed with the faithful Abraham.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— So then they who are of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— So that they who are on the principle of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So then, they who are of faith, are blessed with believing Abraham;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'Blessed in thee shall be all the nations;' so that those of faith are blessed with the faithful Abraham,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Therefore, they that are of faith shall be blessed with faithful Abraham.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— So then, they which bee of faith, are blessed with faithfull Abraham.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— therefore believers are blessed with Abraham the believer.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Believers, therefore, it is, who are blessed with believing Abraham.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
So then 5620
{5620} Prime
From G5613 and G5037; so too, that is, thus therefore (in various relations of consecution, as shown).
they x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
which be of 1537
{1537} Prime
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
faith 4102
{4102} Prime
From G3982; persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself.
are blessed 2127
{2127} Prime
From a compound of G2095 and G3056; to speak well of, that is, (religiously) to bless (thank or invoke a benediction upon, prosper).
<5743> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 271
with 4862
{4862} Prime
A primary preposition denoting union; with or together (but much closer than G3326 or G3844), that is, by association, companionship, process, resemblance, possession, instrumentality, addition, etc.
faithful 4103
{4103} Prime
From G3982; objectively trustworthy; subjectively trustful.
Abraham. 11
{0011} Prime
Of Hebrew origin [H0085]; Abraham, the Hebrew patriarch. In Acts 7:16 the text should probably read Jacob.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Galatians 3:9

_ _ they — and they alone.

_ _ of faith — (See on Galatians 3:7, beginning).

_ _ with — together with.

_ _ faithful — implying what it is in which they are “blessed together with him,” namely, faith, the prominent feature of his character, and of which the result to all who like him have it, is justification.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Galatians 3:6-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Galatians 3:9

So then all they, and they only, who are of faith — Who truly believe. Are blessed with faithful Abraham — Receive the blessing as he did, namely, by faith.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Galatians 3:9

(9) So then they which be of faith are blessed (g) with faithful Abraham.

(9) The conclusion of the fifth argument: therefore as Abraham is blessed by faith, so are all his children (that is to say, all the Gentiles that believe) blessed, that is to say, freely justified.

(g) With faithful Abraham, and not by faithful Abraham, to show us that the blessing comes not from Abraham, but from him by whom Abraham and all his posterity is blessed.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Galatians 3:7-8 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. ... And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, [saying], In thee shall all nations be blessed.
Galatians 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.
Galatians 3:29 And if ye [be] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Galatians 4:28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
Romans 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which [he had yet] being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
Romans 4:16 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,
Romans 4:24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
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