Vincent Word Studies - Galatians 3:5 - 3:5

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Therefore (οὖν)

Resumes the thought of Gal 3:2 (Gal 3:3, Gal 3:4 being, practically, parenthetical), in order to adduce the example of Abraham as a proof of justification by faith. The thought of Gal 3:2 is further emphasized. The gift of the Spirit, and the bestowment of miraculous powers, is a purely divine operation in believers, which is not merited by legal works, but can be received and experienced only through the message of faith.

He that ministereth (ὁ ἐπιχορηγῶν)

Or supplieth. See 2Co 9:10; Col 2:19; 2Pe 1:5. The idea of abundant supply (Lightfoot), if conveyed at all, resides, not in the preposition ἐπὶ, which indicates direction, but in the simple verb, which is used of abundant, liberal supply. He that ministereth is God.

Worketh (ἐνεργῶν)

See on 1Th 2:13.

Miracles (δυνάμεις)

See on Mat 11:20. Either miracles, as Mar 6:2; 1Co 12:10, or miraculous powers, as 1Co 12:6; Phi 2:13; Eph 2:2. The analogy of these latter passages favors the second meaning.

Among you (ἐν ὑμῖν)

So, if δυνάμεις is explained as miracles. If miraculous powers, render in you.