"Having thus begun" with the receiving His spiritual gifts, "are ye now being made perfect" (so the Greek), that is, are ye seeking to be made perfect with "fleshly" ordinances of the law? Compare Isaiah 24:22 , "As prisoners gathered in the pit and shut up in the prison." one--Greek, "one man"; masculine, not neuter, namely "one new man" in Christ ( Ephesians 2:15 ). 27:26 11 Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.” # 3:11 Hab. Most men continue shut up as in a dark dungeon, in love with their sins, being blinded and lulled asleep by Satan, through wordly pleasures, interests, and pursuits. THE LAW WAS OUR SCHOOLMASTER TO BRING US TO CHRIST, THAT WE MIGHT BECOME CHILDREN OF GOD BY FAITH. 16. In the ceremonial law we seek, by animal sacrifices, to answer for our not having done it, but find dead victims no satisfaction for the sins of living men, and that outward purifying will not cleanse the soul; and that therefore we need an infinitely better Sacrifice, the antitype of all the legal sacrifices. Galatians 3. Deuteronomy 5:5 , "I stood between the Lord and you": the very definition of a mediator. The god of this world, by various men and means, has blinded men's eyes, lest they should learn to trust in a crucified Saviour. Or the "But" means, So far is righteousness from being of the law, that the knowledge of sin is rather what comes of the law [BENGEL]. (1-5) This doctrine established from the example of Abraham. of God--"ratified by God" ( Galatians 3:15 ). When the promise is mingled with the law, it is made nothing but the law. At that point he is superseded by Joshua, the type of Jesus, who leads the true Israel into their inheritance. Hence the phrase often recurs, "By the hand of Moses." iii. The "only" implies, "I desire, omitting other arguments, to rest the question on this alone"; I who was your teacher, desire now to "learn" this one thing from you. I prefer understanding it as a mitigation of the preceding words. foreseeing--One great excellency of Scripture is, that in it all points liable ever to be controverted, are, with prescient wisdom, decided in the most appropriate language. which should afterwards, &c.--"which was afterwards to be revealed.". They show people how tolive in the right way. First, Paul stresses the gullibility of the Galatians. "So that the law hath been (that is, hath turned out to be) our schoolmaster (or "tutor," literally, "pedagogue": this term, among the Greeks, meant a faithful servant entrusted with the care of the boy from childhood to puberty, to keep him from evil, physical and moral, and accompany him to his amusements and studies) to guide us unto Christ," with whom we are no longer "shut up" in bondage, but are freemen. continued . The covenant was made with Abraham and his Seed. "Was it by the works of the law that ye received the Spirit (manifested by outward miracles, Galatians 3:5 , 16:17 , Hebrews 2:4 ; and by spiritual graces, Galatians 3:14 , Galatians 4:5 Galatians 4:6 , Ephesians 1:13 ), or by the hearing of faith?" Before … The curse had to be removed from off the heathen, too, as well as the Jews, in order that the blessing, through Abraham, might flow to them. The epithet "Holy" is not prefixed to "Spirit" because that epithet is a joyous one, whereas this Epistle is stern and reproving [BENGEL]. Galatians Chapter 3 begins with Paul describing his personal argument about how they were justified by faith. Males alone had in their body circumcision, the sign of the covenant (contrast baptism applied to male and female alike); they alone were capable of being kings and priests, whereas all of either sex are now "kings and priests unto God" ( Revelation 1:6 ); they had prior right to inheritances. See Note there. In verses 1-5 Paul appealed to the personal salvation experiences of the Galatians. in vain--fruitlessly, needlessly, since ye might have avoided them by professing Judaism [GROTIUS]. He does this with four or five rhetorical questions. Chapter 3. Did someone put a hex on you? Both in and by are included. concluded--"shut up," under condemnation, as in a prison. Beautifully contrasted with "the liberty wherewith Christ makes free," which follows, Galatians 3:7 Galatians 3:9 Galatians 3:25 Galatians 3:26 , 5:1 , Isaiah 61:1 . children--Greek, "sons" ( Galatians 3:29 ). Galatians 3 is the third chapter of the Epistle to the Galatians in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It is authored by Paul the Apostle for the churches in Galatia, written between 49–58 CE. Christians should not be separate from each other. till the seed--during the period up to the time when the seed came. 17. this I say--"this is what I mean," by what I said in Galatians 3:15 . Christ--not in the exclusive sense, the man Christ Jesus, but "Christ" (Jesus is not added, which would limit the meaning), including His people who are part of Himself, the Second Adam, and Head of redeemed humanity. 3. begun--the Christian life ( Philippians 1:6 ). Abrupt exclamation, as he breaks away impatiently from those who would involve us again in the curse of the law, by seeking justification in it, to "Christ," who "has redeemed us from its curse." The law is regarded as something extraneous, afterwards introduced, exceptional and temporary ( Galatians 3:17-19 Galatians 3:21-24 ). 3 O foolish Galatians! 13. The Greek supports English Version. And--Greek, "Moreover." God supplies unto you the Spirit as the result of faith, not works, just as Abraham obtained justification by faith, not by works ( Galatians 3:6 Galatians 3:8 Galatians 3:16 , Galatians 4:22 Galatians 4:26 Galatians 4:28 ). Reference to the "eyes" is appropriate, as fascination was supposed to be exercised through the eyes. Thus we see that justification by faith is no new doctrine, but was taught in the church of God, long before the times of the gospel. that ministereth--or "supplieth," God ( 2 Corinthians 9:10 ). Paul ( Romans 3:30 ) infers the same truth from the ONENESS of God (compare Ephesians 4:4-6 ). Resources » Matthew Henry's Commentary » Galatians. 6. He asked them to remember how they received the Holy Spirit and from whom. 25. What did Paul say about racial, class, and gender barriers with regard to the congregations of Christ? This chapter contains Paul's important argument about Abraham's faith and his 'offspring', a designation for "those belong to Jesus Christ". But the awakened sinner discovers his dreadful condition. Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. the same--these, and these alone, to the exclusion of all the other descendants of Abraham. Those only are just or righteous who are freed from death and wrath, and restored into a state of life in the favour of God; and it is only through faith that persons become righteous. Verse 10 In this verse, Paul was referring to the false teachers. On the day following the last repetition of the promise orally ( Genesis 46:1-6 ), at Beer-sheba, Israel passed into Egypt. would justify--rather, "justifieth." God justifieth the Jews, too, "by faith, not by works." "The Spirit from without, kindles within us some spark of faith Whereby we lay hold of Christ, and even of the Spirit Himself, that He may dwell within us" [FLACIUS]. Alas, that men should turn from the all-important doctrine of Christ crucified, to listen to useless distinctions, mere moral preaching, or wild fancies! in Christ--rather, "unto Christ" (compare Galatians 3:16 ). 1. In this use of it he learns to depend more simply on the Saviour. Accordingly, the "we," in "that we might receive the promise of the Spirit," plainly refers to both Jews and Gentiles. promises--plural, because the same promise was often repeated ( Genesis 12:3 Genesis 12:7 , Genesis 15:5 Genesis 15:18 , 17:7 , 22:18 ), and because it involved many things; earthly blessings to the literal children of Abraham in Canaan, and spiritual and heavenly blessings to his spiritual children; but both promised to Christ, "the Seed" and representative Head of the literal and spiritual Israel alike. "Sin, sin! THEMISTIUS says the Galatians were naturally very acute in intellect. Galatians 3:28 "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus." worketh miracles among you--rather, "IN you," as Galatians 2:8 , Matthew 14:2 , Ephesians 2:2 , Philippians 2:13 ; at your conversion and since [ALFORD]. "Children" (literally, infants) need such tutoring ( Galatians 4:3 ). But--as the law cannot give life or righteousness [ALFORD]. God gave his laws to the *Jewish people for apurpose. 14. to them that believe--to them that have "the faith of (in) Jesus Christ" just spoken of. Color Scheme . 4. Compiled by Eric Johnson. ordained--Greek, "constituted" or "disposed." But one new "seed" of a righteous succession could be found. And the vastly greater advantage of the gospel state is shown, under which we enjoy a clearer discovery of Divine grace and mercy than the Jews of old. In certain … The promises of the law are made to the person of every man; the promises of the gospel are first made to Christ, then by him to those who are by faith ingrafted into Christ. The answer to the question in Galatians 3:5 is here taken for granted, It was by the hearing of faith: following this up, he says, "Even as Abraham believed," &c. ( Genesis 15:4-6 Romans 4:3 ). For the "promise" was substantially the Gospel by anticipation. "Now a mediator cannot be of one (but must be of two parties whom he mediates between); but God is one" (not two: owing to His essential unity not admitting of an intervening party between Him and those to be blessed; but as the ONE Sovereign, His own representative, giving the blessing directly by promise to Abraham, and, in its fulfilment, to Christ, "the Seed," without new condition, and without a mediator such as the law had). In thee--not "in thy seed," which is a point not here raised; but strictly "in thee," as followers of thy faith, it having first shown the way to justification before God [ALFORD]; or "in thee," as Father of the promised seed, namely, Christ ( Galatians 3:16 ), who is the Object of faith ( Genesis 22:18 , Psalms 72:17 ), and imitating thy faith all nations--or as above, "all the Gentiles" ( Genesis 12:3 , 18:18 , 22:18 ). Paul referred toDeuteronomy 27… Where justification is, there the Spirit is, so that if the former comes by faith, the latter must also. "Curse," an execration. The law, though misunderstood by the Judaizers as doing so, was really added for a different purpose, namely, "because of (or as the Greek, 'for the sake of') the transgressions," that is, to bring out into clearer view the transgressions of it ( Romans 7:7-9 ); to make men more fully conscious of their "sins," by being perceived as transgressions of the law, and so to make them long for the promised Saviour. This matters deeply to him. The heavy sufferings of the Son of God, more loudly warn sinners to flee from the wrath to come, than all the curses of the law; for how can God spare any man who remains under sin, seeing that he spared not his own Son, when our sins were charged upon him? This cannot be because the law was then unknown to you when you received those gifts of the Spirit. "Ye all" (Jews and Gentiles alike) are no longer "children" requiring a tutor, but SONS emancipated and walking at liberty. It was not by the first, but the last. Much less would the righteous God do so. They had the doctrine of the cross preached, and the Lord's supper administered among them, in both which Christ crucified, and the nature of his sufferings, had been fully and clearly set forth. redeemed us--bought us off from our former bondage ( Galatians 4:5 ), and "from the curse" under which all lie who trust to the law and the works of the law for justification. Just as Paul dealt with the error of Peter in chapter 2, so he sets forth in the first verse of chapter 3 why the faith of the Galatians faltered: “You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?” Here we find several issues emphasized which require a very direct approach by the Apostle Paul. This was the end of the whole system of sacrifices" [THOLUCK]. It is no objection to this view, that the Gospel, too, has a mediator ( 1 Timothy 2:5 ). faithful--implying what it is in which they are "blessed together with him," namely, faith, the prominent feature of his character, and of which the result to all who like him have it, is justification. God would bring man into immediate communion with Him, and not have man separated from Him by a mediator that keeps back from access, as Moses and the legal priesthood did ( Exodus 19:12 Exodus 19:13 Exodus 19:17 Exodus 19:21-24 , Hebrews 12:19-24 ). added--to the original covenant of promise. doeth he it by the works of the law--that is, as a consequence resulting from (so the Greek) the works of the law (compare Galatians 3:2 ). 3. B. The curse of its non-fulfilment affects the Gentiles through the Jews; for the law represents that righteousness which God requires of all, and which, since the Jews failed to fulfil, the Gentiles are equally unable to fulfil. Here Jacob received the promise of the blessing, for which God had called Abraham out of Ur, repeated for the last time, on the last night of his sojourn in the land of promise. Who has bewitched you [a]that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed [b]among you as crucified? [CALVIN]. Compare Note, neither male nor female--rather, as Greek, "there is not male and female." Have you taken leave of your senses? The Galatian Christians had believed in Jesus and began enjoying their freedom in Christ. "Anathema" means "set apart to God," to His glory, but to the person's own destruction. life--The law, as an externally prescribed rule, can never internally impart spiritual life to men naturally dead in sin, and change the disposition. So Matthew, writing for Jews, quotes it as "said," or "spoken"; Mark and Luke, writing for Gentiles, as "written" ( Matthew 1:22 , 1:2 , Luke 2:22 Luke 2:23 ) [TOWNSON]. bond nor free--Christ alike belongs to both by faith; whence he puts "bond" before "free." In the giving of the law, the "angels" were representatives of God; Moses, as mediator, represented the people. might be--rather, "that we may be justified by faith"; which we could not be till Christ, the object of faith, had come. Their minds are too accommodating to wrong, unbiblical ideas, and they dont think things through to see if they really are true or not according to the Bible. being made--Greek, "having become." But he specifies the Gentiles in particular here, as it was their case that was in question, the Galatians being Gentiles. preached before the gospel--"announced beforehand the Gospel." Several things made the folly of the Galatian Christians worse. 8. Was it not by their hearing and embracing the doctrine of faith in Christ alone for justification? And thus it was, as the word properly signifies, a servant, to lead to Christ, as children are led to school by servants who have the care of them, that they might be more fully taught by Him the true way of justification and salvation, which is only by faith in Christ. No doubt the Galatians thought that they were going more deeply into the Spirit; for the flesh may be easily mistaken for the Spirit, even by those who have made progress, unless they continue to maintain a pure faith [BENGEL]. bewitched--fascinated you so that you have lost your wits. The promise is everlasting, and more peculiarly belongs to God. 5. REPROOF OF THE GALATIANS FOR ABANDONING FAITH FOR LEGALISM. unto--"with a view to the faith," &c. We were, in a manner, morally forced to it, so that there remained to us no refuge but faith. “For ye are all one in Christ Jesus”: All those who are one with Jesus Christ are one with one another. Hence the law could not be designed to set aside the promise. THE LOWER: THE HIGHER: 1-2. Hence, Paul wonders they could be so misled in this case. the promise--the inheritance promised ( Galatians 3:18 ). The*Jewish laws are not bad. One single faultless grain of human nature was found by God Himself, the source of a new and imperishable seed: "the seed" ( Psalms 22:30 ) who receive from Him a new nature and name ( Genesis 3:15 , Isaiah 53:10 Isaiah 53:11 , John 12:24 ). The Jews' law represents the universal law which condemned the Gentiles, though with less clear consciousness on their part ( Romans 2:1-29 ). you--emphatical. Having begun in the Spirit. But under the law the male sex had great privileges. Salem Media Group. Here God appeared to Isaac. Thus the Gospel, in its essential germ, is older than the law though the full development of the former is subsequent to the latter. of none effect--The promise would become so, if the power of conferring the inheritance be transferred from it to the law ( Romans 4:14 ). Therefore "in," or "by the law, no man is justified before God" (whatever the case may be before men, Romans 4:2 )--not even if he could, which he cannot, keep the law, because the Scripture element and conditional mean of justification is faith. Difference of sex makes no difference in Christian privileges. Christ is to you the toga virilis (the Roman garment of the full-grown man, assumed when ceasing to be a child) [BENGEL]. (15-18) The law was a school master to lead them to Christ. All people do … © 2020 Christianity.com. under sin--( Romans 3:9 Romans 3:19 , 11:32 ). . 18. the inheritance--all the blessings to be inherited by Abraham's literal and spiritual children, according to the promise made to him and to his Seed, Christ, justification and glorification ( Galatians 4:7 , Romans 8:17 , 1 Corinthians 6:9 ). The intent of "Christ becoming a curse for us"; "To the end that upon the Gentiles the blessing of Abraham (that is, promised to Abraham, namely, justification by faith) might come in Christ Jesus" (compare Galatians 3:8 ). Galatians 3:29, KJV: "And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Had it not there for centuries rung in the ear, and fastened on the conscience, the joyful sound, "grace for grace," would not have been the watchword of the New Testament. There is in this sonship by faith in Christ, no class privileged above another, as the Jews under the law had been above the Gentiles ( Romans 10:12 , 1 Corinthians 12:13 , Colossians 3:11 ). written--( Deuteronomy 21:23 ). The conclusion understood is, Therefore a mediator cannot appertain to God; and consequently, the law, with its inseparable appendage of a mediator, cannot be the normal way of dealing of God, the one, and unchangeable God, who dealt with Abraham by direct promise, as a sovereign, not as one forming a compact with another party, with conditions and a mediator attached thereto. If that promise was enough for salvation, wherefore then serveth the law? He believed that they were "running well" (5:7). But the oldest manuscripts omit the words altogether. Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? "If, as it must be, what I have said, 'in vain,' is really the fact" [ALFORD]. Paul also continues to write with great urgency. Not that the Jews put to death malefactors by hanging; but after having put them to death otherwise, in order to brand them with peculiar ignominy, they hung the bodies on a tree, and such malefactors were accursed by the law (compare Acts 5:30 , 10:39 ). It asks whether or not we are true followers of Christ and if … I hear with my own ears that I cannot be saved except by the blood and death of Christ. if it be confirmed--when once it hath been ratified. So 2 Corinthians 5:21 , "Sin for us," not sinful, but bearing the whole sin of our race, regarded as one vast aggregate of sin. . Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. In Galatians 3, Paul makes an intricate exegetical argument about the priority of God’s promise to Abraham and its fulfillment in Jesus Christ, and about the provisional function of the law in relation to God’s promise. It is, in truth, the only way wherein any sinners ever were, or can be justified. In Him the lineal descent from David becomes extinct. Not as BENGEL and ALFORD, "He who is just by faith shall live." 22. Faith or Works of the Law - You foolish Galatians! (Read Galatians 3:6-14) The apostle proves the doctrine he had blamed the Galatians for rejecting; namely, that of justification by faith without the works of the law. The apostle in this chapter, I. Reproves the Galatians for their folly, in suffering themselves to be drawn away from the faith of the gospel, and endeavours, from several considerations, to impress them with a sense of it. The unity of God involves the unity of the people of God, and also His dealing directly without intervention of a mediator. It is now, and at all times, God's one way of justification. Thus delivered up to the judicial law, we see how awful is the doom we deserve: thus the law at last leads us to Christ, with whom we find righteousness and peace. O foolish Galatians! 12. doeth--Many depended on the law although they did not keep it; but without doing, saith Paul, it is of no use to them ( Romans 2:13 Romans 2:17 Romans 2:23 , 10:5 ). 9. they--and they alone. c. Before w… Matthew Henry's Commentary – Galatians . The covenant was not made with "many" seeds (which if there had been, a pretext might exist for supposing there was one seed before the law, another under the law; and that those sprung from one seed, say the Jewish, are admitted on different terms, and with a higher degree of acceptability, than those sprung from the Gentile seed), but with the one seed; therefore, the promise that in Him "all the families of the earth shall be blessed" ( Genesis 12:3 ), joins in this one Seed, Christ, Jew and Gentile, as fellow heirs on the same terms of acceptability, namely, by grace through faith ( Romans 4:13 ); not to some by promise, to others by the law, but to all alike, circumcised and uncircumcised, constituting but one seed in Christ ( Romans 4:16 ). The city of God in heaven, is the portion or child's part. Chapter 3 The apostle inquires how they could be so foolish as torenounce the Gospel of Christ and turn back to the law, afterhaving heard, received, and suffered so much for the Gospel, 1-5. might be given--The emphasis is on "given": that it might be a free gift; not something earned by the works of the law ( Romans 6:23 ). Not a member? But they cannot make people good. Lost in Adam all die Physically in Adam Another Gospel (false) Man's Reasoning: ... you have gotten into a fog, and if I can, I want by the grace of God to deliver you.”" (Galatians 3 Commentary) Vain means without a cause or legitimate reason, for no purpose, and being without any result. None does so who acts in common equity. Though deliverance is not to be expected from the law, there is a way open to escape the curse, and regain the favour of God, namely, through faith in Christ. But after he left Galatia, he learned that Judaizers (Greek: Ioudizo—those who live by Jewish Through faith in the promise of God he was blessed; and it is only in the same way that others obtain this privilege. The law did not teach a living, saving knowledge; but, by its rites and ceremonies, especially by its sacrifices, it pointed to Christ, that they might be justified by faith. The law is here, by personification, regarded as a second person, distinct from, and subsequent to, the promise of God. kept--Greek, "kept in ward": the effect of the "shutting up" ( Galatians 3:22 , Galatians 4:2 , Romans 7:6 ). 29. and heirs--The oldest manuscripts omit "and." be blessed--an act of grace, not something earned by works. yet--rather, "If it be really (or 'indeed') in vain" [ELLICOTT]. The meaning can hardly be "to check transgressions," for the law rather stimulates the corrupt heart to disobey it ( Romans 5:20 , 7:13 ). He . He died without posterity. In baptism we put on Christ; therein we profess to be his disciples. Let Christ be always before our eyes, as a sure argument for the defence of faith, against dependence on human righteousness. Galatians 3:29 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Galatians 3:29, NIV: "If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." addeth--None addeth new conditions "making" the covenant "of none effect" ( Galatians 3:17 ). the heathen--rather, "the Gentiles"; or "the nations," as the same Greek is translated at the end of the verse. [NEANDER]. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH VINDICATED: THE LAW SHOWN TO BE SUBSEQUENT TO THE PROMISE: BELIEVERS ARE THE SPIRITUAL SEED OF ABRAHAM, WHO WAS JUSTIFIED BY FAITH. —See the Note on Galatians 3:1. STUDY FOUR: FAITH VERSUS LAW: GALATIANS 3:1-14 A. PAUL REBUKES THE GALATIANS A. I hear with my own ears that I cannot be saved except by the blood and death of Christ. Highlighted parts are key quotes that may have been used on the radio shows. "And if ye be Christ's, ye are Abraham's SEED, heirs according to the promise.". Click here Sign in. ... Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Galatians 3. A proof that "the old fathers did not look only for transitory promises" [Article VII, Church of England]. hearing of faith--Faith consists not in working, but in receiving ( Romans 10:16 Romans 10:17 ). 10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.” # 3:10 Deut. Made perfect by the flesh. But He lives and shall reign on David's throne. Who has bewitched you? The just shall live by faith--( Romans 1:17 , Habakkuk 2:4 ). He speaks of these miracles as a matter of unquestioned notoriety among those addressed; an undesigned proof of their genuineness (compare 1 Corinthians 12:1-31 ). Galatians 3 NIV - Faith or Works of the Law - You foolish - Bible Gateway. (Galatians 3:2-1) Show answer 11. There is no distinction into male and female. in the Spirit--Not merely was Christ crucified "graphically set forth" in my preaching, but also "the Spirit" confirmed the word preached, by imparting His spiritual gifts. All rights reserved. The law that thus interposed a mediator and conditions between man and God, was an exceptional state limited to the Jews, and parenthetically preparatory to the Gospel, God's normal mode of dealing, as He dealt with Abraham, namely, face to face directly; by promise and grace, and not conditions; to all nations united by faith in the one seed ( Ephesians 2:14 Ephesians 2:16 Ephesians 2:18 ), and not to one people to the exclusion and severance from the ONE common Father, of all other nations. The syllogism in this verse and Galatians 3:12 , is, according to Scripture, "The just shall live by faith." 2. We may boldly demand where the fruits of the Holy Spirit are most evidently brought forth? 28. one . Having accepted Christ Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, and relying on him alone for justification and salvation, they become the sons of God. Having begun your Christianity in the Spirit, that is, in the divine life that proceeds from faith, are ye seeking after something higher still (the perfecting of your Christianity) in the sensuous and the earthly, which cannot possibly elevate the inner life of the Spirit, namely, outward ceremonies? II. All Rights Reserved. Before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been as evidently set forth - By our preaching, as if he had been crucified among you. This is not inconsistent with Galatians 3:15 , "No man addeth thereto"; for there the kind of addition meant, and therefore denied, is one that would add new conditions, inconsistent with the grace of the covenant of promise. 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