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Galatians 4 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:1 - And I say, so long time as the heir is a babe, he differeth nothing from a servant -- being lord of all,
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:2 - but is under tutors and stewards till the time appointed of the father,
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:3 - so also we, when we were babes, under the elements of the world were in servitude,
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:4 - and when the fulness of time did come, God sent forth His Son, come of a woman, come under law,
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:5 - that those under law he may redeem, that the adoption of sons we may receive;
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:6 - and because ye are sons, God did send forth the spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, 'Abba, Father!'
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:7 - so that thou art no more a servant, but a son, and if a son, also an heir of God through Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:8 - But then, indeed, not having known God, ye were in servitude to those not by nature gods,
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:9 - and now, having known God -- and rather being known by God -- how turn ye again unto the weak and poor elements to which anew ye desire to be in servitude?
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:10 - days ye observe, and months, and times, and years!
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:11 - I am afraid of you, lest in vain I did labour toward you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:12 - Become as I am -- because I also am as ye brethren, I beseech you; to me ye did no hurt,
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:13 - and ye have known that through infirmity of the flesh I did proclaim good news to you at the first,
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:14 - and my trial that is in my flesh ye did not despise nor reject, but as a messenger of God ye did receive me -- as Christ Jesus;
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:15 - what then was your happiness? for I testify to you, that if possible, your eyes having plucked out, ye would have given to me;
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:16 - so that your enemy have I become, being true to you?
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:17 - they are zealous for you -- yet not well, but they wish to shut us out, that for them ye may be zealous;
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:18 - and it is good to be zealously regarded, in what is good, at all times, and not only in my being present with you;
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:19 - my little children, of whom again I travail in birth, till Christ may be formed in you,
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:20 - and I was wishing to be present with you now, and to change my voice, because I am in doubt about you.

Bond and Free

(Gen 21:8–21; Isa 54:1 )
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:21 - Tell me, ye who are willing to be under law, the law do ye not hear?
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:22 - for it hath been written, that Abraham had two sons, one by the maid-servant, and one by the free-woman,
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:23 - but he who is of the maid-servant, according to flesh hath been, and he who is of the free-woman, through the promise;
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:24 - which things are allegorized, for these are the two covenants: one, indeed, from mount Sinai, to servitude bringing forth, which is Hagar;
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:25 - for this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and doth correspond to the Jerusalem that now is, and is in servitude with her children,
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:26 - and the Jerusalem above is the free-woman, which is mother of us all,
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:27 - for it hath been written, 'Rejoice, O barren, who art not bearing; break forth and cry, thou who art not travailing, because many are the children of the desolate -- more than of her having the husband.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:28 - And we, brethren, as Isaac, are children of promise,
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:29 - but as then he who was born according to the flesh did persecute him according to the spirit, so also now;
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:30 - but what saith the Writing? 'Cast forth the maid-servant and her son, for the son of the maid-servant may not be heir with the son of the free-woman;'
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:31 - then, brethren, we are not a maid-servant's children, but the free-woman's.

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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