23 But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, [a]kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. 24 Therefore (A)the law was our [b]tutor to bring us to Christ, (B)that we might be justified by faith. 25 But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.

Sons and Heirs

26 For you (C)are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For (D)as many of you as were baptized into Christ (E)have put on Christ. 28 (F)There is neither Jew nor Greek, (G)there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all (H)one in Christ Jesus. 29 And (I)if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s (J)seed, and (K)heirs according to the promise.

Sons and Heirs Through Christ

Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father. Even so we, when we were children, (L)were in bondage under the elements of the world. But (M)when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, (N)born[c] (O)of a woman, (P)born under the law, (Q)to redeem those who were under the law, (R)that we might receive the adoption as sons.

And because you are sons, God has sent forth (S)the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, [d]“Abba, Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, (T)and if a son, then an heir [e]of God [f]through Christ.


  1. Galatians 3:23 Lit. confined
  2. Galatians 3:24 In a household, the guardian responsible for the care and discipline of the children
  3. Galatians 4:4 Or made
  4. Galatians 4:6 Lit., in Aram., Father
  5. Galatians 4:7 NU through God
  6. Galatians 4:7 NU omits through Christ

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