What has happened to all your joy? I can testify that, if you could have done so, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me.
Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?117
Those people are zealous to win you over, but for no good. What they want is to alienate you [from us], so that you may be zealous for them.218
It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good, and to be so always and not just when I am with you.319
My dear children,4 for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you,520
how I wish I could be with you now and change my tone, because I am perplexed about you!
Tell me, you who want to be under the law,6 are you not aware of what the law says?
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman7 and the other by the free woman.823
His son by the slave woman was born in the ordinary way;9 but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a promise.1024
These things may be taken figuratively, for the women represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to be slaves: This is Hagar.
Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children.