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Galatians (Quoting Old Testament)

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Galatians  (Quotes from Old Testament)

Paul (Saul) was a Jew who was well on  his way up in Judaism (acts 9:1-2,26:4-5,10-11 Gal 1:13-14, Phil 3:4-6).  So he knew his scripture (O.T.) and as he writes his epistles, the Holy Spirit brings these things to mind and reveals the hidden truths for the believers in Christ. Sometimes he quotes directly and other times alludes to the ideas.

Paul’s Epistle to the believers at Galatia (1:1,2) was written around 58 AD to Gentile Believers (2:2) who were being troubled by other gospels (1:6-9). Jews were coming to Galatia and trying to mix Law with Grace. The reason for the epistle; justification is in Christ NOT the Law(2:16). He drew upon the scriptures (our Old Testament) to refute the false teaching of these Jews, “that faith plus works equals salvation”. He assures us that Faith in Christ plus nothing (2:21, 3:11) puts us into this relationship with God. So listed below, Chapter by Chapter are the (Jewish) Scripture verses Paul Quotes.

3:6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
Genesis 15:6   And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

3:8 In thee shall all nations be blessed.  Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. Jeremiah 11:3  And say thou unto them, Thus saith theLord God of Israel; Cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this covenant,

3:12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Leviticus 18:5 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the Lord.

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:
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.

4:27  For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
Isaiah 54:1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord.

4:30 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.
Genesis 21:10 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.
Genesis 21:12 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.

5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.

 

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