21Tell me, you who want to be underlaw, do you not 5listen to the law?
For it is written that Abrahamhadtwosons, 6one by the bondwoman and 7one by the freewoman.
But 8the son by the bondwomanawas bornaccording to the flesh, and 9the son by the freewomanthrough the promise.
24b10This is allegoricallyspeaking, for these women are twocovenants: one proceeding from 11MountSinaibearingchildrencwho are to be 12slaves; dshe is Hagar.
25NowthisHagar is MountSinai in Arabia and corresponds to the presentJerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.
But 13the Jerusalemabove is free; eshe is our mother.
For it is written, "14REJOICE, BARRENWOMAN WHO DOES NOT BEAR; BREAKFORTH AND SHOUT, YOU WHO ARE NOT IN LABOR; FOR MORENUMEROUS ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE DESOLATETHAN OF THE ONE WHO HAS A HUSBAND."
And you brethren, 15likeIsaac, are 16children of promise.
But as at that time17he who was bornaccording to the flesh18persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, 19so it is nowalso.