Galatians 4:6-16 NIV

6 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son1 into our hearts,2 the Spirit who calls out, ""Abba",a Father."3

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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.4

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      Paul's Concern for the Galatians

      8 Formerly, when you did not know God,5 you were slaves6 to those who by nature are not gods.7

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      9 But now that you know God--or rather are known by God8--how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles? Do you wish to be enslaved9 by them all over again?10

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          10 You are observing special days and months and seasons and years!11

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          11 I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.12

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          12 I plead with you, brothers,13 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 illness14 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.15

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          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?16

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