But when1the fullness of the timecame, Godsentforth His Son, 2born of a woman, born3underathe Law,
5so that He might redeemthose who were underbthe Law, that we might receive the adoption as 4sons.
6Because you are sons, 5God has sentforth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "6Abba ! Father !"
7Therefore you are nolonger a slave, but a son ; and 7if a son, then an heircthroughGod.
8However at that time, 8when you did not knowGod, you were 9slaves to 10those which by nature are nogods.
But now that you have come to knowGod, orrather to be 11known by God, 12how is it that you turnbackagain to the weak and worthlessd13elementalthings, to which you desire to be enslavedalloveragain ?
You 14observedays and months and seasons and years.
I fear for you, that perhaps I have laboredeover you in vain.
I beg of you, 15brethren, 16become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You have done me nowrong ;
but you know that it was because of a fbodilyillness that I preached the gospel to you the gfirsttime ;
and that which was a htrial to you in my ibodilycondition you did not despiseorjloathe, but 17you received me as an angel of God, as 18ChristJesus Himself.