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4Â Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
2Â But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
3Â Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
4Â But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
5Â To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
6Â And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
7Â Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
8Â Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.
9Â But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
10Â Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
11Â I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
12Â Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye have not injured me at all.
13Â Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.
14Â And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.
15Â Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.
16Â Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
17Â They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.
18Â But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.
19Â My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
20Â I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you.
21Â Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?
22Â For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
23Â But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.
24Â Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
25Â For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
26Â But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
27Â For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
28Â Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
29Â But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
30Â Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.
31Â So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.
5Â Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
2Â Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.
3Â For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
4Â Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
5Â For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
6Â For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
7Â Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
8Â This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.
9Â A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
10Â I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.
11Â And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.
12Â I would they were even cut off which trouble you.
13Â For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
14Â For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
15Â But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
16Â This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17Â For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
18Â But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
19Â Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20Â Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21Â Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22Â But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23Â Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24Â And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25Â If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
26Â Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
6Â Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
2Â Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
3Â For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
4Â But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
5Â For every man shall bear his own burden.
6Â Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
7Â Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8Â For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
9Â And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
10Â As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
11Â Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand.
12Â As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.
13Â For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
14Â But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
15Â For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
16Â And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
17Â From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
18Â Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.