1. Galatians 3:13 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Where does Paul quote from?

Galatians 3:13 (ESV)

13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”

Paul quotes from Deuteronomy 21:22–23. Hanging the bodies of those who committed a capital crime on a tree was meant to be a warning of what happens if one disobeys laws that were deserving of death.1