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Galatians 4:8-11 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to beings that 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 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? How can you want to be enslaved to them 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 am afraid that my work for you may have been wasted. 11 I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.