In the same way we also, when we were children, (A)were enslaved to the elementary principles[a] of the world. But (B)when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, (C)born (D)of woman, born (E)under the law, (F)to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive (G)adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent (H)the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then (I)an heir through God.

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Footnotes

  1. Galatians 4:3 Or elemental spirits; also verse 9

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