5 that he might redeem those under law, that we might receive sonship.

References for Galatians 4:5

    • b 4:5 - Or 'adoption.' It is receiving the position of sonship as a gift. 'Receive' has an active force here. Jew and Gentile received it as a gift from another, even freely from God; for the Jew was in bondage under law: the Gentile had right to nothing: see Rom. 8.15,23; 9.4; Eph. 1.5.