Did you believe what you heard? (Gal. 3:5)

“Well then,

Does God supply you

With the Spirit

And work miracles

Among you

By you doing

The works of the law,

Or by your believing

What you heard?”

ὁ οὖν ἐπιχορηγῶν ὑμῖν τὸ Πνεῦμα καὶ ἐνεργῶν δυνάμεις ἐν ὑμῖν, ἐξ ἔργων νόμου ἢ ἐξ ἀκοῆς πίστεως;

Paul then said, well then, does God supply you (ὁ οὖν ἐπιχορηγῶν ὑμῖν) with the Spirit (τὸ Πνεῦμα) and work miracles among you (καὶ ἐνεργῶν δυνάμεις ἐν ὑμῖν) by you doing the works of the law (ἐξ ἔργων νόμου), or by your believing what you heard (ἢ ἐξ ἀκοῆς πίστεως)?  Paul then asked the Christian people in Galatia how they had gotten the Holy Spirit.  He wondered how they were able to work miracles of have charismatic activity among themselves.  He asked them if it came from doing the works of the law or observing Torah?  Or rather had this happened because they believed what they had heard?  Paul obviously knew the answer he was seeking from this question.  All this was happening to them because they had believed the word that Paul had spoken to them about Jesus Christ, not because someone did the works of the law.  Do you believe what you have heard?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.