26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.
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27 For it is written: “Be glad, barren woman, you who never bore a child; shout for joy and cry aloud, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband.”a
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28 Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise.
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29 At that time the son born according to the flesh persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now.
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30 But what does Scripture say? “Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.”b
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31 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.
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