Galatians 4:4-14 NIV

4 But when the time had fully come,1 God sent his Son,2 born of a woman,3 born under law,4

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5 to redeem5 those under law, that we might receive the full rights6 of sons.7

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6 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son8 into our hearts,9 the Spirit who calls out, ""Abba",a Father."10

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    • a 4:6 - Aramaic for "Father"
      7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.11

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      Paul's Concern for the Galatians

      8 Formerly, when you did not know God,12 you were slaves13 to those who by nature are not gods.14

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      9 But now that you know God--or rather are known by God15--how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles? Do you wish to be enslaved16 by them all over again?17

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          10 You are observing special days and months and seasons and years!18

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          11 I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.19

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          12 I plead with you, brothers,20 become like me, for I became like you. You have done me no wrong.

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          13 As you know, it was because of an illness21 that I first preached the gospel to you.

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          14 Even though my illness was a trial to you, you did not treat me with contempt or scorn. Instead, you welcomed me as if I were an angel of God, as if I were Christ Jesus himself.22

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