For it is written that Abrahamhadtwosons, 1one by the bondwoman and 2one by the freewoman.
But 3the son by the bondwomanawas bornaccording to the flesh, and 4the son by the freewomanthrough the promise.
24b5This is allegoricallyspeaking, for these women are twocovenants: one proceeding from 6MountSinaibearingchildrencwho are to be 7slaves; dshe is Hagar.
25NowthisHagar is MountSinai in Arabia and corresponds to the presentJerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.
But 8the Jerusalemabove is free; eshe is our mother.
For it is written, "9REJOICE, BARRENWOMAN WHO DOES NOT BEAR; BREAKFORTH AND SHOUT, YOU WHO ARE NOT IN LABOR; FOR MORENUMEROUS ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE DESOLATETHAN OF THE ONE WHO HAS A HUSBAND."
And you brethren, 10likeIsaac, are 11children of promise.
But as at that time12he who was bornaccording to the flesh13persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, 14so it is nowalso.
But what does the Scripturesay? "15CAST OUT THE BONDWOMAN AND HER SON, FOR 16THE SON OF THE BONDWOMAN SHALL NOT BE AN HEIR WITH THE SON OF THE FREEWOMAN."