Galatians 4:8

Paul’s Concern for the Galatians

8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods.

Read Galatians 4:8 Using Other Translations

Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.
Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods.
Before you Gentiles knew God, you were slaves to so-called gods that do not even exist.