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Galatians 4:3-13 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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3 So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world. 3 So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world.
4 But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, 4 But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law,
5 to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. 5 to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.
6 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, ""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 you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir. 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 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods. 8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods.
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? 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 You are observing special days and months and seasons and years! 10 You are observing special days and months and seasons and years!
11 I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you. 11 I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.
12 I plead with you, brothers, become like me, for I became like you. You have done me no wrong. 12 I plead with you, brothers, become like me, for I became like you. You have done me no wrong.
13 As you know, it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you. 13 As you know, it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you.