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Galatians 4


Gal 4:1 Now I say, as long as the heir is a child, he does not differ at all from a slave although he is owner of everything,
Gal 4:2 but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by the father.
Gal 4:3 So also we, while we were children, were held in bondage under the elemental things of the world.
Gal 4:4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law,
Gal 4:5 so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
Gal 4:6 Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying," Abba! Father!"
Gal 4:7 Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.
Gal 4:8 However at that time, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods.
Gal 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 elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again?
Gal 4:10 You observe days and months and seasons and years.
Gal 4:11 I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain.
Gal 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;
Gal 4:13 but you know that it was because of a bodily illness that I preached the gospel to you the first time;
Gal 4:14 and that which was a trial to you in my bodily condition you did not despise or loathe, but you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus Himself.
Gal 4:15 Where then is 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.
Gal 4:16 So have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?
Gal 4:17 They eagerly seek you, not commendably, but they wish to shut you out so that you will seek them.
Gal 4:18 But it is good always to be eagerly sought in a commendable manner, and not only when I am present with you.
Gal 4:19 My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you"
Gal 4:20 but I could wish to be present with you now and to change my tone, for I am perplexed about you.
Gal 4:21 Tell me, you who want to be under law, do you not listen to the law?
Gal 4:22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondwoman and one by the free woman.
Gal 4:23 But the son by the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman through the promise.
Gal 4:24 This is allegorically speaking, for these women are two covenants: one proceeding from Mount Sinai bearing children who are to be slaves; she is Hagar.
Gal 4:25 Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.
Gal 4:26 But the Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother.
Gal 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."
Gal 4:28 And you brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise.
Gal 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.
Gal 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."
Gal 4:31 So then, brethren, we are not children of a bondwoman, but of the free woman.


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Gal 4:1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; Gal 4:1 Now I say, as long as the heir is a child, he does not differ at all from a slave although he is owner of everything, Gal 4:1 λέγω δέ, ἐφ᾽ ὅσον χρόνον ὁ κληρονόμος νήπιός ἐστιν, οὐδὲν διαφέρει δούλου κύριος πάντων ὤν,
Gal 4:2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. Gal 4:2 but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by the father. Gal 4:2 ἀλλὰ ὑπὸ ἐπιτρόπους ἐστὶν καὶ οἰκονόμους ἄχρι τῆς προθεσμίας τοῦ πατρός.
Gal 4:3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: Gal 4:3 So also we, while we were children, were held in bondage under the elemental things of the world. Gal 4:3 οὕτως καὶ ἡμεῖς, ὅτε ἦμεν νήπιοι, ὑπὸ τὰ στοιχεῖα τοῦ κόσμου ἤμεθα δεδουλωμένοι·
Gal 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, Gal 4:4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, Gal 4:4 ὅτε δὲ ἦλθεν τὸ πλήρωμα τοῦ χρόνου, ἐξαπέστειλεν ὁ θεὸς τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ, γενόμενον ἐκ γυναικός, γενόμενον ὑπὸ νόμον,
Gal 4:5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. Gal 4:5 so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Gal 4:5 ἵνα τοὺς ὑπὸ νόμον ἐξαγοράσῃ, ἵνα τὴν υἱοθεσίαν ἀπολάβωμεν.
Gal 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Gal 4:6 Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying," Abba! Father!" Gal 4:6 ὅτι δέ ἐστε υἱοί, ἐξαπέστειλεν ὁ θεὸς τὸ πνεῦμα τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ εἰς τὰς καρδίας ἡμῶν, κρᾶζον, αββα ὁ πατήρ.
Gal 4:7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. Gal 4:7 Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God. Gal 4:7 ὥστε οὐκέτι εἶ δοῦλος ἀλλὰ υἱός· εἰ δὲ υἱός, καὶ κληρονόμος διὰ θεοῦ.
Gal 4:8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. Gal 4:8 However at that time, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods. Gal 4:8 ἀλλὰ τότε μὲν οὐκ εἰδότες θεὸν ἐδουλεύσατε τοῖς φύσει μὴ οὗσιν θεοῖς·
Gal 4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? Gal 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 elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again? Gal 4:9 νῦν δὲ γνόντες θεόν, μᾶλλον δὲ γνωσθέντες ὑπὸ θεοῦ, πῶς ἐπιστρέφετε πάλιν ἐπὶ τὰ ἀσθενῆ καὶ πτωχὰ στοιχεῖα, οἷς πάλιν ἄνωθεν δουλεύειν θέλετε;
Gal 4:10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. Gal 4:10 You observe days and months and seasons and years. Gal 4:10 ἡμέρας παρατηρεῖσθε καὶ μῆνας καὶ καιροὺς καὶ ἐνιαυτούς.
Gal 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain. Gal 4:11 I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain. Gal 4:11 φοβοῦμαι ὑμᾶς μή πως εἰκῇ κεκοπίακα εἰς ὑμᾶς.
Gal 4:12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye have not injured me at all. Gal 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; Gal 4:12 γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ, ὅτι κἀγὼ ὡς ὑμεῖς, ἀδελφοί, δέομαι ὑμῶν. οὐδέν με ἠδικήσατε·
Gal 4:13 Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first. Gal 4:13 but you know that it was because of a bodily illness that I preached the gospel to you the first time; Gal 4:13 οἴδατε δὲ ὅτι δι᾽ ἀσθένειαν τῆς σαρκὸς εὐηγγελισάμην ὑμῖν τὸ πρότερον,
Gal 4:14 And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus. Gal 4:14 and that which was a trial to you in my bodily condition you did not despise or loathe, but you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus Himself. Gal 4:14 καὶ τὸν πειρασμὸν ὑμῶν ἐν τῇ σαρκί μου οὐκ ἐξουθενήσατε οὐδὲ ἐξεπτύσατε, ἀλλὰ ὡς ἄγγελον θεοῦ ἐδέξασθέ με, ὡς χριστὸν ἰησοῦν.
Gal 4:15 Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me. Gal 4:15 Where then is 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. Gal 4:15 ποῦ οὗν ὁ μακαρισμὸς ὑμῶν; μαρτυρῶ γὰρ ὑμῖν ὅτι εἰ δυνατὸν τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς ὑμῶν ἐξορύξαντες ἐδώκατέ μοι.
Gal 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? Gal 4:16 So have I become your enemy by telling you the truth? Gal 4:16 ὥστε ἐχθρὸς ὑμῶν γέγονα ἀληθεύων ὑμῖν;
Gal 4:17 They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them. Gal 4:17 They eagerly seek you, not commendably, but they wish to shut you out so that you will seek them. Gal 4:17 ζηλοῦσιν ὑμᾶς οὐ καλῶς, ἀλλὰ ἐκκλεῖσαι ὑμᾶς θέλουσιν, ἵνα αὐτοὺς ζηλοῦτε.
Gal 4:18 But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you. Gal 4:18 But it is good always to be eagerly sought in a commendable manner, and not only when I am present with you. Gal 4:18 καλὸν δὲ ζηλοῦσθαι ἐν καλῶ πάντοτε, καὶ μὴ μόνον ἐν τῶ παρεῖναί με πρὸς ὑμᾶς,
Gal 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you, Gal 4:19 My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you" Gal 4:19 τέκνα μου, οὓς πάλιν ὠδίνω μέχρις οὖ μορφωθῇ χριστὸς ἐν ὑμῖν·
Gal 4:20 I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you. Gal 4:20 but I could wish to be present with you now and to change my tone, for I am perplexed about you. Gal 4:20 ἤθελον δὲ παρεῖναι πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἄρτι, καὶ ἀλλάξαι τὴν φωνήν μου, ὅτι ἀποροῦμαι ἐν ὑμῖν.
Gal 4:21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? Gal 4:21 Tell me, you who want to be under law, do you not listen to the law? Gal 4:21 λέγετέ μοι, οἱ ὑπὸ νόμον θέλοντες εἶναι, τὸν νόμον οὐκ ἀκούετε;
Gal 4:22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. Gal 4:22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondwoman and one by the free woman. Gal 4:22 γέγραπται γὰρ ὅτι ἀβραὰμ δύο υἱοὺς ἔσχεν, ἕνα ἐκ τῆς παιδίσκης καὶ ἕνα ἐκ τῆς ἐλευθέρας.
Gal 4:23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Gal 4:23 But the son by the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman through the promise. Gal 4:23 ἀλλ᾽ ὁ μὲν ἐκ τῆς παιδίσκης κατὰ σάρκα γεγέννηται, ὁ δὲ ἐκ τῆς ἐλευθέρας δι᾽ ἐπαγγελίας.
Gal 4:24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. Gal 4:24 This is allegorically speaking, for these women are two covenants: one proceeding from Mount Sinai bearing children who are to be slaves; she is Hagar. Gal 4:24 ἅτινά ἐστιν ἀλληγορούμενα· αὖται γάρ εἰσιν δύο διαθῆκαι, μία μὲν ἀπὸ ὄρους σινᾶ, εἰς δουλείαν γεννῶσα, ἥτις ἐστὶν ἁγάρ.
Gal 4:25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. Gal 4:25 Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. Gal 4:25 τὸ δὲ ἁγὰρ σινᾶ ὄρος ἐστὶν ἐν τῇ ἀραβίᾳ, συστοιχεῖ δὲ τῇ νῦν ἰερουσαλήμ, δουλεύει γὰρ μετὰ τῶν τέκνων αὐτῆς.
Gal 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. Gal 4:26 But the Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother. Gal 4:26 ἡ δὲ ἄνω ἰερουσαλὴμ ἐλευθέρα ἐστίν, ἥτις ἐστὶν μήτηρ ἡμῶν·
Gal 4:27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband. Gal 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." Gal 4:27 γέγραπται γάρ, εὐφράνθητι, στεῖρα ἡ οὐ τίκτουσα· ῥῆξον καὶ βόησον, ἡ οὐκ ὠδίνουσα· ὅτι πολλὰ τὰ τέκνα τῆς ἐρήμου μᾶλλον ἢ τῆς ἐχούσης τὸν ἄνδρα.
Gal 4:28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. Gal 4:28 And you brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise. Gal 4:28 ὑμεῖς δέ, ἀδελφοί, κατὰ ἰσαὰκ ἐπαγγελίας τέκνα ἐστέ.
Gal 4:29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. Gal 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. Gal 4:29 ἀλλ᾽ ὥσπερ τότε ὁ κατὰ σάρκα γεννηθεὶς ἐδίωκεν τὸν κατὰ πνεῦμα, οὕτως καὶ νῦν.
Gal 4:30 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. Gal 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." Gal 4:30 ἀλλὰ τί λέγει ἡ γραφή; ἔκβαλε τὴν παιδίσκην καὶ τὸν υἱὸν αὐτῆς, οὐ γὰρ μὴ κληρονομήσει ὁ υἱὸς τῆς παιδίσκης μετὰ τοῦ υἱοῦ τῆς ἐλευθέρας.
Gal 4:31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free. Gal 4:31 So then, brethren, we are not children of a bondwoman, but of the free woman. Gal 4:31 διό, ἀδελφοί, οὐκ ἐσμὲν παιδίσκης τέκνα ἀλλὰ τῆς ἐλευθέρας.

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