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Galatians 4:21-31

NLT 21 Listen to me, you who want to live under the law. Do you know what the law really says? NIV 21 Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says? NLT 22 The Scriptures say that Abraham had two sons, one from his slave-wife and one from his freeborn wife. NIV 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. NLT 23 The son of the slave-wife was born in a human attempt to bring about the fulfillment of God's promise. But the son of the freeborn wife was born as God's own fulfillment of his 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. NLT 24 Now these two women serve as an illustration of God's two covenants. Hagar, the slave-wife, represents Mount Sinai where people first became enslaved to the law. 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. NLT 25 And now Jerusalem is just like Mount Sinai in Arabia, because she and her children live in slavery. 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. NLT 26 But Sarah, the free woman, represents the heavenly Jerusalem. And she is our mother. NIV 26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother. NLT 27 That is what Isaiah meant when he prophesied, "Rejoice, O childless woman! Break forth into loud and joyful song, even though you never gave birth to a child. For the woman who could bear no children now has more than all the other women!" 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." NLT 28 And you, dear brothers and sisters, are children of the promise, just like Isaac. NIV 28 Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. NLT 29 And we who are born of the Holy Spirit are persecuted by those who want us to keep the law, just as Isaac, the child of promise, was persecuted by Ishmael, the son of the slave-wife. 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. NLT 30 But what do the Scriptures say about that? "Get rid of the slave and her son, for the son of the slave woman will not share the family inheritance with the free woman's son." 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." NLT 31 So, dear brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman, obligated to the law. We are children of the free woman, acceptable to God because of our faith. NIV 31 Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.