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4:1 Now a minor heir is no better off than a slave even though they will inherit the whole estate,

λεγω
G3004
I-am-saying
δε
G1161
yet
εφ᾽
G1909
upon
ὁσον
G3745
as-much-as
χρονον
G5550
time

G3588
the
κληρονομος
G2818
heir
νηπιος
G3516
infantile
εστιν
G2076
is
ουδεν
G3762
not-even-one
διαφερει
G1308
is-carrying-through
δουλου
G1401
[of]-slave
κυριος
G2962
master
παντων
G3956
[of]-all
ων
G5607
being

4:2 since they are under guardians and household administrators until the time set by the father.

αλλα
G235
but
ὑπο
G5259
under
επιτροπους
G2012
legal-guardians
εστιν
G2076
is
και
G2532
and
οικονομους
G3623
house-managers
αχρι
G891
until
της
G3588
[of]-the
προθεσμιας
G4287
[of]-appointed-time
του
G3588
[of]-the
πατρος
G3962
[of]-father

4:3 So it is also with us: when we were minors we were enslaved by the elemental spirits of the world.

οὑτως
G3779
likewise
και
G2532
and
ἡμεις
G2249
we
ὁτε
G3753
when
ημεν
G1510
we-were
νηπιοι
G3516
infantile
ὑπο
G5259
under
τα
G3588
the
στοιχεια
G4747
elements
του
G3588
[of]-the
κοσμου
G2889
[of]-arrangement
ημεθα
G5710
we-were
δεδουλωμενοι
G1402
having-been-enslaved

4:4 But when the time set by God arrived, he sent out his Son to be born from a woman and under Law,

ὁτε
G3753
when
δε
G1161
yet
ηλθεν
G2064
came
το
G3588
the
πληρωμα
G4138
completion
του
G3588
[of]-the
χρονου
G5550
[of]-time
εξαπεστειλεν
G1821
sent-out-from-self

G3588
the
θεος
G2316
God
τον
G3588
the
υἱον
G5207
son
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
γενομενον
G1096
coming-to-be
εκ
G1537
out
γυναικος
G1135
[of]-woman
γενομενον
G1096
coming-to-be
ὑπο
G5259
under
νομον
G3551
law

4:5 so that he could redeem those under the Law and adopt them as children.

ἱνα
G2443
that
τους
G3588
the
ὑπο
G5259
under
νομον
G3551
law
εξαγοραση
G1805
should-ransom
ἱνα
G2443
that
την
G3588
the
υἱοθεσιαν
G5206
legal-adoption
απολαβωμεν
G618
we-may receive-what-was-due

4:6 So since you are children, God sends out the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, so that we can call out, “Daddy, Father!”

ὁτι
G3754
since
δε
G1161
yet
εστε
G2075
yous-are
υἱοι
G5207
sons
εξαπεστειλεν
G1821
sent-out-from-self

G3588
the
θεος
G2316
God
το
G3588
the
πνευμα
G4151
breath
του
G3588
[of]-the
υἱου
G5207
[of]-son
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
εις
G1519
into
τας
G3588
those
καρδιας
G2588
[of]-heart
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
κραζον
G2896
shouting
αββα
G5
daddy

G3588
the
πατηρ
G3962
father

4:7 meaning you are no longer a slave but a child— and if a child, then an heir through God.

ὡστε
G5620
so-too
ουκετι
G3765
no-longer
ει.
G1487
if
δουλος
G1401
slave
αλλ᾽
G235
but
υἱος
G5207
son
ει.
G1487
if
δε
G1161
yet
υἱος
G5207
son
και
G2532
and
κληρονομος
G2818
heir
δια
G1223
through
θεου
G2316
[of]-God

4:8 But before, of course, you had no concept of God and were a slave to what were not really gods at all.

αλλα
G235
but
τοτε
G5119
then
μεν
G3303
in-fact
ουκ
G3756
not
ειδοτες
G1492
having-looked
θεον
G2316
God
εδουλευσατε
G1398
yous-slaved
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
φυσει
G5449
[to]-nature
μη
G3361
not
ουσιν
G5607
[to]-being
θεοις
G2316
[to]-gods

4:9 Yet now that you know God— or rather are known by God— how can you turn back again to those weakling elemental spirits and enslave yourselves to them again?

νυν
G3568
now
δε
G1161
yet
γνοντες
G1097
knowing-without-doubt
θεον
G2316
God
μαλλον
G3123
rather
δε
G1161
yet
θεοι
G2316
gods
ὑπο
G5259
under
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
πως
G4459
how
επιστρεφετε
G1994
yous-are-reverting
παλιν
G3825
again
επι
G1909
on
τα
G3588
the
ασθενη
G772
weak-ones
και
G2532
and
πτωχα
G4434
destitute
στοιχεια
G4747
elements
οἱς
G3739
[to]-whom
παλιν
G3825
again
ανωθεν
G509
from-above
δουλευειν
G1398
to-slave
θελετε
G2309
yous-are-choosing

4:10 You are observing sacred months and times and years!

ἡμερας
G2250
days
παρατηρεισθε
G3908
yous-present
και
G2532
and
μηνας
G3376
months
και
G2532
and
καιρους
G2540
occasions
και
G2532
and
ενιαυτους
G1763
years

4:11 I fear for you, that somehow I labored for nothing on your behalf.

φοβουμαι
G5399
I-fear
ὑμας
G5209
yous
μη
G3361
not
πως
G4459
how
εικη
G1500
for-nothing
κεκοπιακα
G2872
I-have-tired
εις
G1519
into
ὑμας
G5209
yous

4:12 Become like me, sisters and brothers, because I was once like you. I plead with you because you did me no wrong.

γινεσθε
G1096
yous-become!
ὡς
G5613
as
εγω
G1473
I
ὁτι
G3754
since
καγω
G2504
and-I
ὡς
G5613
as
ὑμεις
G5210
yous
αδελφοι
G80
siblings
δεομαι
G1189
I-am-begging
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
ουδεν
G3762
not-even-one
με
G3165
me
ηδικησατε
G91
yous-wronged

4:13 You know that when I brought the Gospel to you before, I was physically ill.

οιδατε
G1492
yous-have-seen
δε
G1161
yet
ὁτι
G3754
since
δι᾽
G1223
through
ασθενειαν
G769
infirmity
της
G3588
[of]-the
σαρκος
G4561
[of]-flesh
ευηγγελισαμην
G2097
I-announced-good-news
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
το
G3588
the
προτερον
G4386
at-the-first

4:14 Yet you were not put off by my physical condition and did not “spit me out,” but you accepted me as though I were a Messenger of God or even as Anointed Jesus.

και
G2532
and
τον
G3588
the
πειρασμον
G3986
trial
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
εν
G1722
in
τη
G3588
[to]-the
σαρκι
G4561
[to]-flesh
μου
G3450
[of]-me
ουκ
G3756
not
εξουθενησατε
G1848
yous-scorned
ουδε
G3761
not-even
εξεπτυσατε
G1609
yous-spat
αλλ᾽
G235
but
ὡς
G5613
as
αγγελον
G32
messenger
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
εδεξασθε
G1209
yous-accept
με
G3165
me
ὡς
G5613
as
χριστον
G5547
anointed
ιησουν
G2424
Jesus

4:15 So where is your happiness? I vouch for you that if you could, you would have gouged out your own eyes and given them to me!

που
G4226
where
ουν
G3767
then

G3588
the
μακαρισμος
G3108
happiness
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
μαρτυρω
G3140
I-may-witness
γαρ
G1063
because
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
ὁτι
G3754
since
ει.
G1487
if
δυνατον
G1415
able
τους
G3588
the
οφθαλμους
G3788
eyes
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
εξορυξαντες
G1846
digging-out
εδωκατε
G1325
yous-gave
μοι
G3427
[to]-me

4:16 Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?

ὡστε
G5620
so-too
εχθρος
G2190
enemy
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
γεγονα
G1096
I-have-come-to-be
αληθευων
G226
telling-the-truth
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous

4:17 Those people are trying to sway you to their side, and not out of pure motives. They want to cut you off from me so you will admire them.

ζηλουσιν
G2206
they-are-greatly-desiring
ὑμας
G5209
yous
ου
G3756
not
καλως
G2573
well
αλλα
G235
but
εκκλεισαι
G1576
to-shut-out
ὑμας
G5209
yous
θελουσιν
G2309
they-are-choosing
ἱνα
G2443
that
αυτους
G846
them
ζηλουτε
G2206
yous-may-greatly-desire

4:18 Now admiring someone is fine, and not just when I’m around.

καλον
G2570
best
δε
G1161
yet
ζηλουσθαι
G2206
to-greatly-desire
εν
G1722
in
καλω
G2570
[to]-beautiful
παντοτε
G3842
always
και
G2532
and
μη
G3361
not
μονον
G3440
only
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
παρειναι
G3918
to-be-present
με
G3165
me
προς
G4314
toward
ὑμας
G5209
yous

4:19 But my little children, I am writhing in the pains of childbirth with you until you become like the Anointed!

τεκνα
G5043
children
μου
G3450
[of]-me
οὑς
G3739
those-whom
παλιν
G3825
again
ωδινω
G5605
I-am-in-labor-pains
μεχρις
G3360
until
οὑ
G3739
[of]-whom
μορφωθη
G3445
is-formed
χριστος
G5547
anointed
εν
G1722
in
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous

4:20 I want so much to be there with you in person right now so I could change my tone. I am exasperated with you!

ηθελον
G2309
they-choose
δε
G1161
yet
παρειναι
G3918
to-be-present
προς
G4314
toward
ὑμας
G5209
yous
αρτι
G737
now
και
G2532
and
αλλαξαι
G236
to-change
την
G3588
the
φωνην
G5456
sound
μου
G3450
[of]-me
ὁτι
G3754
since
απορουμαι
G639
I-am-trapped
εν
G1722
in
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous

4:21 Tell me, you who want to go back under the Law, do you not listen to it?

λεγετε
G3004
yous-are-saying
μοι
G3427
[to]-me
οἱ
G3588
the
ὑπο
G5259
under
νομον
G3551
law
θελοντες
G2309
choosing
ειναι
G1511
to-be
τον
G3588
the
νομον
G3551
law
ουκ
G3756
not
ακουοντι
G191
[to]-hearing

4:22 For it has been written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and one by the free woman.

γεγραπται
G1125
it-has-been-written
γαρ
G1063
because
ὁτι
G3754
since
αβρααμ
G11
Abraham
δυο
G1417
two
υἱους
G5207
sons
εσχεν
G2192
has-had
ἑνα
G1520
one
εκ
G1537
out
της
G3588
[of]-the
παιδισκης
G3814
[of]-female-slave
και
G2532
and
ἑνα
G1520
one
εκ
G1537
out
της
G3588
[of]-the
ελευθερας
G1658
[of]-free-woman

4:23 But the one by the slave woman came purely by means of the flesh, while the one by the free woman came through a promise.

αλλ᾽
G235
but

G3588
the
μεν
G3303
in-fact
εκ
G1537
out
της
G3588
[of]-the
παιδισκης
G3814
[of]-female-slave
κατα
G2596
down
σαρκα
G4561
flesh
γεγεννηται
G1080
has-been-generated

G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
εκ
G1537
out
της
G3588
[of]-the
ελευθερας
G1658
[of]-free-woman
δι᾽
G1223
through
επαγγελιαν
G1860
promise

4:24 This is an allegory, for these women represent two legal contracts. One was from Mt. Sinai in Arabia and gave birth into slavery— that is Hagar.

ἁτινα
G3748
which-any
εστιν
G2076
is
αλληγορουμενα
G238
allegorizing
αὑται
G3778
themselves
γαρ
G1063
because
εισιν
G1526
they-are
δυο
G1417
two
διαθηκαι
G1242
unilateral-contracts
μια
G1520
one
μεν
G3303
in-fact
απο
G575
from
ορους
G3735
[of]-mountain
σινα
G4614
Sinai
εις
G1519
into
δουλειαν
G1397
slavery
γεννωσα
G1080
generating
ἡτις
G3748
which
εστιν
G2076
is
ἁγαρ
G28
Hagar

4:25 She represents Mt. Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to Jerusalem today, since she and her children are still in slavery.

το
G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
ἁγαρ
G28
Hagar
σινα
G4614
Sinai
ορος
G3735
mountain
εστιν
G2076
is
εν
G1722
in
τη
G3588
[to]-the
αραβια
G688
[to]-Arabia
συστοιχει
G4960
is-aligned-with
δε
G1161
yet
τη
G3588
[to]-the
νυν
G3568
now
ιερουσαλημ
G2419
Jerusalem
δουλευει
G1398
is-slaving
γαρ
G1063
because
μετα
G3326
with
των
G3588
[of]-the
τεκνων
G5043
[of]-children
αυτης
G846
[of]-herself

4:26 Yet the Jerusalem from above is free— it is she who is our mother.


G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
ανω
G507
up
ιερουσαλημ
G2419
Jerusalem
ελευθερα
G1658
free
εστιν
G2076
is
ἡτις
G3748
which
εστιν
G2076
is
μητηρ
G3384
mother
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us

4:27 For it has been written, “Be glad, childless one who is not giving birth! Break your silence and shout, you who are not in labor pains! For the children of the single woman outnumber those of the one with a husband!”

γεγραπται
G1125
it-has-been-written
γαρ
G1063
because
ευφρανθητι
G2165
yous-be-glad!
στειρα
G4723
sterile

G3588
the
ου
G3756
not
τικτουσα
G5088
producing
ῥηξον
G4486
you-burst-through!
και
G2532
and
βοησον
G994
you-implore!

G3588
the
ουκ
G3756
not
ωδινουσα
G5605
being-in-labor-pains
ὁτι
G3754
since
πολλα
G4183
many
τα
G3588
the
τεκνα
G5043
children
της
G3588
[of]-the
ερημου
G2048
[of]-deserted
μαλλον
G3123
rather
η
G2228
or-else
της
G3588
[of]-the
εχουσης
G2192
[of]-having
τον
G3588
the
ανδρα
G435
man

4:28 Now brothers and sisters, you are children of promise, corresponding to Isaac.

ἡμεις
G2249
we
δε
G1161
yet
αδελφοι
G80
siblings
κατα
G2596
down
ισαακ
G2464
Isaac
επαγγελιαν
G1860
promise
τεκνα
G5043
children
εστε
G2075
yous-are

4:29 But the child of the flesh persecuted the child of the Spirit; it’s the same now as it was then.

αλλ᾽
G235
but
ὡσπερ
G5618
just-as
τοτε
G5119
then

G3588
the
κατα
G2596
down
σαρκα
G4561
flesh
γεννηθεις
G1080
being-generated
εδιωκεν
G1377
pursued
τον
G3588
the
κατα
G2596
down
πνευμα
G4151
breath
οὑτως
G3779
likewise
και
G2532
and
νυν
G3568
now

4:30 But what does the scripture say? “Send the slave woman and her son away, for he will not share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.”

αλλα
G235
but
τι
G5101
what
λεγειν
G3004
to-say

G3588
the
γραφη
G1124
[to]-writing
εκβαλε
G1544
you-eject!
την
G3588
the
παιδισκην
G3814
female-slave
και
G2532
and
τον
G3588
the
υἱον
G5207
son
αυτης
G846
[of]-herself
ου
G3756
not
γαρ
G1063
because
μη
G3361
not
κληρονομησει
G2816
should-inherit

G3588
the
υἱος
G5207
son
της
G3588
[of]-the
παιδισκης
G3814
[of]-female-slave
μετα
G3326
with
του
G3588
[of]-the
υἱου
G5207
[of]-son
της
G3588
[of]-the
ελευθερας
G1658
[of]-free-woman

4:31 So then, sisters and brothers, we are not children of the slave woman but of the free woman.

αρα
G686
consequently
αδελφοι
G80
siblings
ουκ
G3756
not
εσμεν
G2070
we-are
παιδισκης
G3814
[of]-female-slave
τεκνα
G5043
children
αλλα
G235
but
της
G3588
[of]-the
ελευθερας
G1658
[of]-free-woman