Parallel Bible results for Galatians 4:21-31

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Galatians 4:21-31

NRS 21 Tell me, you who desire to be subject to the law, will 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? NRS 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and the other by a 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. NRS 23 One, the child of the slave, was born according to the flesh; the other, the child of the free woman, was born 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. NRS 24 Now this is an allegory: these women are two covenants. One woman, in fact, is Hagar, from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery. 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. NRS 25 Now 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. NRS 26 But the other woman corresponds to the Jerusalem above; she is free, and she is our mother. NIV 26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother. NRS 27 For it is written, "Rejoice, you childless one, you who bear no children, burst into song and shout, you who endure no birth pangs; for the children of the desolate woman are more numerous than the children of the one who is married." 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." NRS 28 Now you, my friends, are children of the promise, like Isaac. NIV 28 Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. NRS 29 But just as at that time the child who was born according to the flesh persecuted the child 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. NRS 30 But what does the scripture say? "Drive out the slave and her child; for the child of the slave will not share the inheritance with the child 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." NRS 31 So then, friends, we are children, not of the slave but of the free woman. NIV 31 Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.