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Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:1 - Now I say, as long as the heir is a [fn]child, he does not differ at all from a slave although he is [fn]owner of everything,

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:2 - but he is under guardians and [fn]managers until the date set by the father.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:3 - So also we, while we were children, were held in bondage under the [fn]elemental things of the world.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:4 - But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under [fn]the Law,

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:5 - so that He might redeem those who were under [fn]the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:6 - Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:7 - Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir [fn]through God.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:8 - However at that time, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:9 - But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless [fn]elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again?

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:10 - You observe days and months and seasons and years.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:11 - I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored [fn]over you in vain.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:12 - I beg of you, brethren, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You have done me no wrong;

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:13 - but you know that it was because of a [fn]bodily illness that I preached the gospel to you the [fn]first time;

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:14 - and that which was a [fn]trial to you in my [fn]bodily condition you did not despise or [fn]loathe, but you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus Himself.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:15 - Where then is [fn]that sense of blessing you had? For I bear you witness that, if possible, you would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:16 - So have I become your enemy by [fn]telling you the truth?

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:17 - They eagerly seek you, not commendably, but they wish to shut you out so that you will seek them.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:18 - But it is good always to be eagerly sought in a commendable [fn]manner, and not only when I am present with you.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:19 - My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you—

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:20 - but I could wish to be present with you now and to change my tone, for I am perplexed about you.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:21 - Tell me, you who want to be under law, do you not listen to the law?

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:22 - For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondwoman and one by the free woman.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:23 - But the son by the bondwoman [fn]was born according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman through the promise.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:24 - [fn]This is allegorically speaking, for these women are two covenants: one proceeding from Mount Sinai bearing children [fn]who are to be slaves; [fn]she is Hagar.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:25 - Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:26 - But the Jerusalem above is free; [fn]she is our mother.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:27 - For it is written,
“REJOICE, BARREN WOMAN WHO DOES NOT BEAR;
BREAK FORTH AND SHOUT, YOU WHO ARE NOT IN LABOR;
FOR MORE NUMEROUS ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE DESOLATE
THAN OF THE ONE WHO HAS A HUSBAND.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:28 - And you brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:29 - But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now also.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:30 - But what does the Scripture say?
“CAST OUT THE BONDWOMAN AND HER SON,
FOR THE SON OF THE BONDWOMAN SHALL NOT BE AN HEIR WITH THE SON OF THE FREE WOMAN.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:31 - So then, brethren, we are not children of a bondwoman, [fn]but of the free woman.
NASB Footnotes
Or, minor
Literally: lord
Or, stewards
Or, rudimentary teachings or principles
Or, law
Or, law
I.e. through the gracious act of
Or, rudimentary teachings or principles
Or, for
Literally: weakness of the flesh
Or, former
Or, temptation
Literally: flesh
Literally: spit out at
Literally: the congratulation of yourselves
Or, dealing truthfully with you
Or, thing
Literally: has been born
Literally: Which
Literally: into slavery
Literally: which
Literally: which
V 5:1, note 1

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