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Galatians 4:1
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Now I say, as long as the heir is a [a]child, he does not differ at all from a slave although he is [b]owner of everything,
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Galatians 4:2
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but he is under guardians and [c]managers until the date set by the father.
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Galatians 4:3
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So also we, while we were children, were held (a)in bondage under the [d](b)elemental things of the world.
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Galatians 4:4
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But when (c)the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, (d)born of a woman, born (e)under [e]the Law,
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Galatians 4:5
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so that He might redeem those who were under [f]the Law, that we might receive the adoption as (f)sons.
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Galatians 4:6
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Because you are sons, (g)God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "(h)Abba! Father!"
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Galatians 4:7
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Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and (i)if a son, then an heir [g]through God.
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Galatians 4:8
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However at that time, (j)when you did not know God, you were (k)slaves to (l)those which by nature are no gods.
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Galatians 4:9
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But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be (m)known by God, (n)how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless [h](o)elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again?
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Galatians 4:10
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You (p)observe days and months and seasons and years.
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Galatians 4:11
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I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored [i]over you in vain.
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Galatians 4:12
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I beg of you, (q)brethren, (r)become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You have done me no wrong;
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Galatians 4:13
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but you know that it was because of a [j]bodily illness that I preached the gospel to you the [k]first time;
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Galatians 4:14
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and that which was a [l]trial to you in my [m]bodily condition you did not despise or [n]loathe, but (s)you received me as an angel of God, as (t)Christ Jesus Himself.
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Galatians 4:15
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Where then is [o]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.
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Galatians 4:16
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So have I become your enemy (u)by [p]telling you the truth?
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Galatians 4:17
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They eagerly seek you, not commendably, but they wish to shut you out so that you will seek them.
Galatians 4:18
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But it is good always to be eagerly sought in a commendable [q]manner, and (v)not only when I am present with you.
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Galatians 4:19
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(w)My children, with whom (x)I am again in labor until (y)Christ is formed in you—
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Galatians 4:20
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but I could wish to be present with you now and to change my tone, for (z)I am perplexed about you.
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Galatians 4:21
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Tell me, you who want to be under law, do you not (aa)listen to the law?
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Galatians 4:22
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For it is written that Abraham had two sons, (ab)one by the bondwoman and (ac)one by the free woman.
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Galatians 4:23
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But (ad)the son by the bondwoman [r]was born according to the flesh, and (ae)the son by the free woman through the promise.
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Galatians 4:24
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[s](af)This is allegorically speaking, for these women are two covenants: one proceeding from (ag)Mount Sinai bearing children [t]who are to be (ah)slaves; [u]she is Hagar.
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Galatians 4:25
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Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.
Galatians 4:26
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But (ai)the Jerusalem above is free; [v]she is our mother.
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Galatians 4:27
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For it is written, "(aj) 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 ."
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Galatians 4:28
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And you brethren, (ak)like Isaac, are (al)children of promise.
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Galatians 4:29
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But as at that time (am)he who was born according to the flesh (an)persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, (ao)so it is now also.
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Galatians 4:30
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But what does the Scripture say? "(ap) Cast out the bondwoman and her son , For (aq) the son of the bondwoman shall not be an heir with the son of the free woman ."
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Galatians 4:31
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So then, brethren, we are not children of a bondwoman, [w]but of the free woman.
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