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

 
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8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were in bondage to beings that by nature are no 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 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, whose slaves you want to be once more? 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 observe days, and months, and seasons, and years! 10 You are observing special days and months and seasons and years!
11 I am afraid I have labored over you in vain. 11 I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.