Parallel Bible results for Galatians 4

New American Standard Bible

New International Version

Galatians 4

NAS 1 Now I say, as long as the heir is a child, he does not differ at all from a slave although he is owner of everything, NIV 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. NAS 2 but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by the father. NIV 2 He is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father. NAS 3 So also we, while we were children, were held in bondage under the elemental things of the world. NIV 3 So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world. NAS 4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, NIV 4 But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, NAS 5 so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. NIV 5 to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. NAS 6 Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" NIV 6 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, ""Abba", Father." NAS 7 Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God. NIV 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir. NAS 8 However at that time, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods. NIV 8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods. NAS 9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again? NIV 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? NAS 10 You observe days and months and seasons and years. NIV 10 You are observing special days and months and seasons and years! NAS 11 I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain. NIV 11 I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you. NAS 12 I beg of you, brethren, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You have done me no wrong; NIV 12 I plead with you, brothers, become like me, for I became like you. You have done me no wrong. NAS 13 but you know that it was because of a bodily illness that I preached the gospel to you the first time; NIV 13 As you know, it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you. NAS 14 and that which was a trial to you in my bodily condition you did not despise or loathe, but you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus Himself. NIV 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. NAS 15 Where then is that sense of blessing you had? For I bear you witness that, if possible, you would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me. NIV 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. NAS 16 So have I become your enemy by telling you the truth? NIV 16 Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? NAS 17 They eagerly seek you, not commendably, but they wish to shut you out so that you will seek them. NIV 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. NAS 18 But it is good always to be eagerly sought in a commendable manner, and not only when I am present with you. NIV 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. NAS 19 My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you- NIV 19 My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you, NAS 20 but I could wish to be present with you now and to change my tone, for I am perplexed about you. NIV 20 how I wish I could be with you now and change my tone, because I am perplexed about you! NAS 21 Tell me, you who want to be under law, do you not listen to the law? NIV 21 Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says? NAS 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondwoman and one by the free woman. NIV 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. NAS 23 But the son by the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman through the promise. NIV 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. NAS 24 This is allegorically speaking, for these women are two covenants: one proceeding from Mount Sinai bearing children who are to be slaves; she is Hagar. NIV 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. NAS 25 Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. NIV 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. NAS 26 But the Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother. NIV 26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother. NAS 27 For it is written, "REJOICE, BARREN WOMAN WHO DOES NOT BEAR; BREAK FORTH AND SHOUT, YOU WHO ARE NOT IN LABOR; FOR MORE NUMEROUS ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE DESOLATE THAN OF THE ONE WHO HAS A HUSBAND." NIV 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." NAS 28 And you brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise. NIV 28 Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. NAS 29 But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now also. NIV 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. NAS 30 But what does the Scripture say? "CAST OUT THE BONDWOMAN AND HER SON, FOR THE SON OF THE BONDWOMAN SHALL NOT BE AN HEIR WITH THE SON OF THE FREE WOMAN." NIV 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." NAS 31 So then, brethren, we are not children of a bondwoman, but of the free woman. NIV 31 Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.