Galatians 4:4-9New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
4 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.[a]6 Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, ‘Abba,[b] Father.’ 7 So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
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. 9 But now that you know God – or rather are known by God – how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable forces[c]? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again?
Galatians 4:5The Greek word for adoption to sonship is a legal term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture.
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