3 So also we, while we were children, were held 1in bondage under the 2elemental things of the world.

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    • d 4:3 - Or "rudimentary teachings" or "principles"
      4 But when 3the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, 4born of a woman, born 5under the Law,

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      5 so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as 6sons.

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      6 Because you are sons, 7God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "8Abba! Father!"
      7 Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and 9if a son, then an heir through God.

      References for Galatians 4:7

        • g 4:7 - I.e. through the gracious act of
          9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be 13known by God, 14how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless 15elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again?

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            • h 4:9 - Or "rudimentary teachings" or "principles"
              10 You 16observe days and months and seasons and years.

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              11 I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain.

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                  12 I beg of you, 17brethren, 18become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You have done me no wrong;

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                  13 but you know that it was because of a bodily illness that I preached the gospel to you the first time;

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                    • j 4:13 - Lit "weakness of the flesh"
                    • k 4:13 - Or "former"
                      14 and that which was a trial to you in my bodily condition you did not despise or loathe, but 19you received me as an angel of God, as 20Christ Jesus Himself.

                      References for Galatians 4:14

                        • l 4:14 - Or "temptation"
                        • m 4:14 - Lit "flesh"
                        • n 4:14 - Lit "spit out at"