DID YOU KNOW that the transcribers omitted an important word in Galatians 3:10?
New King James Version: “For as many as are OF the works of the law are under THE curse; for it is written ‘Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.’” (From Deuteronomy 27:26)
Does this verse not seem contradictory to you?
Compare the above with The Literal Translation: “For as many as are OUT OF works of Law, (these) are under A curse. For it has been written, ‘Cursed (is) everyone who does not continue in all the things having been written in the book of the Law, to do them.’” (From Deuteronomy 27:26)
The transcribers left out one small word from the Greek text, ek. It is #1537 in the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, and is a primitive preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
First, it should be noted that there is a great difference between “the curse” and “a curse.”
“The” curse is condemnation, which will be covered in a separate paper. Here, we are going
to discuss “a” curse, which is the subject of Galatians 3:10.
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 lists the blessings that come upon the one who belongs to YHVH and is obedient to do the commandments He gave to Moses in the Torah.
Deuteronomy 28:15 says, “And it shall be, if you will not heed the voice of Elohekka, to take heed to do all His commandments and His statutes which I am commanding you today, even all these curses shall come on you and overtake you:...” Then, verses 16 through 68 list all those curses that will come upon His disobedient children.
Deuteronomy 29:1 informs us that, “These (are) the Words of the covenant which YHVH commanded Moses to make with the sons of Israel in the land of Moab, besides the covenant which He made with them in Horeb.”
In conclusion: YHVH says, “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, (that) I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love YHVH Elohekka, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He (is) your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which YHVH swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.” [Deuteronomy 30:19-20]