1. Galatians 3:12 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Where does Paul quote from?

Galatians 3:12 (ESV)

12 But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.”

Paul quotes from Leviticus 18:5. Possibly he does so in response to an argument raised by the Judaizers. They may have referred to Leviticus 18:5 in order to defend their claim that obedience to the law was necessary for salvation.1