16So have I become your enemy1by atelling you the truth ?
They eagerlyseek you, not commendably, but they wish to shut you out so that you will seek them.
But it is goodalways to be eagerlysought in a commendablebmanner, and 2not onlywhen I ampresent with you.
193My children, with whom4I amagain in laboruntil5Christ is formed in you-
but I could wish to be present with you now and to change my tone, for 6I amperplexedabout you.
21Tell me, you who want to be underlaw, do you not 7listen to the law ?
For it is written that Abrahamhadtwosons, 8one by the bondwoman and 9one by the freewoman.
But 10the son by the bondwomancwas bornaccording to the flesh, and 11the son by the freewomanthrough the promise.
24d12This is allegoricallyspeaking, for these women are twocovenants : one proceeding from 13MountSinaibearingchildrenewho are to be 14slaves ; fshe is Hagar.
25NowthisHagar is MountSinai in Arabia and corresponds to the presentJerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.
But 15the Jerusalemabove is free ; gshe is our mother.