21Tell me, you who want to be underlaw, do you not 2listen to the law ?
For it is written that Abrahamhadtwosons, 3one by the bondwoman and 4one by the freewoman.
But 5the son by the bondwomanawas bornaccording to the flesh, and 6the son by the freewomanthrough the promise.
24b7This is allegoricallyspeaking, for these women are twocovenants : one proceeding from 8MountSinaibearingchildrencwho are to be 9slaves ; dshe is Hagar.
25NowthisHagar is MountSinai in Arabia and corresponds to the presentJerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.
But 10the Jerusalemabove is free ; eshe is our mother.
For it is written, "11REJOICE, 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, 12likeIsaac, are 13children of promise.
But as at that time14he who was bornaccording to the flesh15persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, 16so it is nowalso.
But what does the Scripturesay ? "17CAST OUT THE BONDWOMAN AND HER SON, FOR 18THE SON OF THE BONDWOMAN SHALL NOT BE AN HEIR WITH THE SON OF THE FREEWOMAN."