3:21 Is the law therefore opposed to the promises of God? 1 Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. 2 3:22 But the scripture imprisoned 3 everything and everyone 4 under sin so that the promise could be given – because of the faithfulness 5 of Jesus Christ – to those who believe.
Sons of God Are Heirs of Promise
3:23 Now before faith 6 came we were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners 7 until the coming faith would be revealed. 3:24 Thus the law had become our guardian 8 until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous 9 by faith.