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Galatians 4:21-31 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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21 Tell me, you who desire to be subject to the law, will you not listen to the law? 21 Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says?
22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and the other by a 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 One, the child of the slave, was born according to the flesh; the other, the child of the free woman, was born 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 Now this is an allegory: these women are two covenants. One woman, in fact, is Hagar, from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery. 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 Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery 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 But the other woman corresponds to the Jerusalem above; she is free, and she is our mother. 26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.
27 For it is written, "Rejoice, you childless one, you who bear no children, burst into song and shout, you who endure no birth pangs; for the children of the desolate woman are more numerous than the children of the one who is married." 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 Now you, my friends, are children of the promise, like Isaac. 28 Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise.
29 But just as at that time the child who was born according to the flesh persecuted the child who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now also. 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 does the scripture say? "Drive out the slave and her child; for the child of the slave will not share the inheritance with the child 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 So then, friends, we are children, not of the slave but of the free woman. 31 Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.