Galatians 4:15-25 NIV

15 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.
16 Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?1

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17 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.2

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18 It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good, and to be so always and not just when I am with you.3

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    • 27 4:18 - ver 13,14
      19 My dear children,4 for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you,5

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      20 how I wish I could be with you now and change my tone, because I am perplexed about you!

      Hagar and Sarah

      21 Tell me, you who want to be under the law,6 are you not aware of what the law says?

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      22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman7 and the other by the free woman.8

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      23 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.10

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      24 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.
      25 Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children.