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Galatians 4 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And I say, so long time as the heir is a babe, he differeth nothing from a servant -- being lord of all, 1 What I am saying is that as long as the heir is a child, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate.
2 but is under tutors and stewards till the time appointed of the father, 2 He is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father.
3 so also we, when we were babes, under the elements of the world were in servitude, 3 So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world.
4 and when the fulness of time did come, God sent forth His Son, come of a woman, come under law, 4 But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law,
5 that those under law he may redeem, that the adoption of sons we may receive; 5 to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.
6 and because ye are sons, God did send forth the spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, `Abba, Father!' 6 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, ""Abba", Father."
7 so that thou art no more a servant, but a son, and if a son, also an heir of God through Christ. 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.
8 But then, indeed, not having known God, ye were in servitude to those not by nature gods, 8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods.
9 and now, having known God -- and rather being known by God -- how turn ye again unto the weak and poor elements to which anew ye desire to be in servitude? 9 But now that you know God--or rather are known by God--how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again?
10 days ye observe, and months, and times, and years! 10 You are observing special days and months and seasons and years!
11 I am afraid of you, lest in vain I did labour toward you. 11 I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.
12 Become as I [am] -- because I also [am] as ye brethren, I beseech you; to me ye did no hurt, 12 I plead with you, brothers, become like me, for I became like you. You have done me no wrong.
13 and ye have known that through infirmity of the flesh I did proclaim good news to you at the first, 13 As you know, it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you.
14 and my trial that [is] in my flesh ye did not despise nor reject, but as a messenger of God ye did receive me -- as Christ Jesus; 14 Even though my illness was a trial to you, you did not treat me with contempt or scorn. Instead, you welcomed me as if I were an angel of God, as if I were Christ Jesus himself.
15 what then was your happiness? for I testify to you, that if possible, your eyes having plucked out, ye would have given to me; 15 What has happened to all your joy? I can testify that, if you could have done so, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me.
16 so that your enemy have I become, being true to you? 16 Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?
17 they are zealous for you -- [yet] not well, but they wish to shut us out, that for them ye may be zealous; 17 Those people are zealous to win you over, but for no good. What they want is to alienate you [from us], so that you may be zealous for them.
18 and [it is] good to be zealously regarded, in what is good, at all times, and not only in my being present with you; 18 It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good, and to be so always and not just when I am with you.
19 my little children, of whom again I travail in birth, till Christ may be formed in you, 19 My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you,
20 and I was wishing to be present with you now, and to change my voice, because I am in doubt about you. 20 how I wish I could be with you now and change my tone, because I am perplexed about you!
21 Tell me, ye who are willing to be under law, the law do ye not hear? 21 Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says?
22 for it hath been written, that Abraham had two sons, one by the maid-servant, and one by the free-woman, 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman.
23 but he who [is] of the maid-servant, according to flesh hath been, and he who [is] of the free-woman, through the promise; 23 His son by the slave woman was born in the ordinary way; but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a promise.
24 which things are allegorized, for these are the two covenants: one, indeed, from mount Sinai, to servitude bringing forth, which is Hagar; 24 These things may be taken figuratively, for the women represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to be slaves: This is Hagar.
25 for this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and doth correspond to the Jerusalem that now [is], and is in servitude with her children, 25 Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children.
26 and the Jerusalem above is the free-woman, which is mother of us all, 26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.
27 for it hath been written, `Rejoice, O barren, who art not bearing; break forth and cry, thou who art not travailing, because many [are] the children of the desolate -- more than of her having the husband.' 27 For it is written: "Be glad, O barren woman, who bears no children; break forth and cry aloud, you who have no labor pains; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband."
28 And we, brethren, as Isaac, are children of promise, 28 Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise.
29 but as then he who was born according to the flesh did persecute him according to the spirit, so also now; 29 At that time the son born in the ordinary way persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now.
30 but what saith the Writing? `Cast forth the maid-servant and her son, for the son of the maid-servant may not be heir with the son of the free-woman;' 30 But what does the Scripture say? "Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman's son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman's son."
31 then, brethren, we are not a maid-servant's children, but the free-woman's. 31 Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.