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)

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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

22 But the fruit(A) of the Spirit is love,(B) joy, peace,(C) forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control.(D) Against such things there is no law.(E) 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh(F) with its passions and desires.(G) 25 Since we live by the Spirit,(H) let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited,(I) provoking and envying each other.

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