But when the set time had fully come,(A) God sent his Son,(B) born of a woman,(C) born under the law,(D) to redeem(E) those under the law, that we might receive adoption(F) to sonship.[a](G) Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son(H) into our hearts,(I) the Spirit who calls out, “Abba,[b] Father.”(J) So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.(K)

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Footnotes

  1. Galatians 4:5 The Greek word for adoption to sonship is a legal term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture.
  2. Galatians 4:6 Aramaic for Father