Galatians 4:2-12 NRS

2 but they remain under guardians and trustees until the date set by the father.
3 So with us; while we were minors, we were enslaved to the elemental spirits a of the world.

References for Galatians 4:3

    • y 4:3 - Or [the rudiments]
      4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
      5 in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children.
      6 And because you are children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our b hearts, crying, "Abba! c Father!"

      References for Galatians 4:6

        • z 4:6 - Other ancient authorities read [your]
        • { 4:6 - Aramaic for [Father]
          7 So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God. d

          References for Galatians 4:7

            • | 4:7 - Other ancient authorities read [an heir of God through Christ]
              8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to beings that by nature are not gods.
              9 Now, however, that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and beggarly elemental spirits? e How can you want to be enslaved to them again?

              References for Galatians 4:9

                • } 4:9 - Or [beggarly rudiments]
                  10 You are observing special days, and months, and seasons, and years.
                  11 I am afraid that my work for you may have been wasted.
                  12 Friends, f I beg you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You have done me no wrong.

                  References for Galatians 4:12

                    • ~ 4:12 - Gk [Brothers]