Galatians 3:23 – Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law…

“Under the law” is a phrase Paul used to refer to the deserved penalty for breaking the law.

Other helpful sections:

  • Galatians 3:10 – “For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.
  • Romans 6:14 – “For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.
  • Romans 7:6 – “But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.
  • There are many meanings of the word Law
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    Galatians 3:24-25 – “So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian,”