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4:2 but is under guardians and stewards until the day appointed of the father.
4:3 So we also, when we were children, were held in bondage under the rudiments of the world:
4:5 that he might redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
4:6 And because ye are sons, God sent forth the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
4:10 Ye observe days, and months, and seasons, and years.
4:11 I am afraid of you, lest by any means I have bestowed labor upon you in vain.
4:12 I beseech you, brethren, become as I [am], for I also [am become] as ye [are]. Ye did me no wrong:
4:16 So then am I become your enemy, by telling you the truth?
4:17 They zealously seek you in no good way; nay, they desire to shut you out, that ye may seek them.
4:18 But it is good to be zealously sought in a good matter at all times, and not only when I am present with you.
4:19 My little children, of whom I am again in travail until Christ be formed in you--
4:20 but I could wish to be present with you now, and to change my tone; for I am perplexed about you.
4:22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, one by the handmaid, and one by the freewoman.
4:23 Howbeit the [son] by the handmaid is born after the flesh; but the [son] by the freewoman [is born] through promise.
4:25 Now this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia and answereth to the Jerusalem that now is: for she is in bondage with her children.
4:26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, which is our mother.
4:27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; Break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: For more are the children of the desolate than of her that hath the husband.
4:29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him [that was born] after the Spirit, so also it is now.
4:30 Howbeit what saith the scripture? Cast out the handmaid and her son: for the son of the handmaid shall not inherit with the son of the freewoman.
4:31 Wherefore, brethren, we are not children of a handmaid, but of the freewoman.