Galatians 4:31
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New International Version
Therefore, brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.

New Living Translation
So, dear brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman; we are children of the free woman.

English Standard Version
So, brothers, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.

Berean Literal Bible
So then, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free.

New American Standard Bible
So then, brethren, we are not children of a bondwoman, but of the free woman.

King James Bible
So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman.

International Standard Version
So then, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman but of the free woman.

NET Bible
Therefore, brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman but of the free woman.

New Heart English Bible
So then, brothers, we are not children of a handmaid, but of the free woman.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
We therefore, my brethren, are not children of the Maidservant, but children of the Freewoman. Galatians

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Brothers and sisters, we are not children of a slave woman but of the free woman.

New American Standard 1977
So then, brethren, we are not children of a bondwoman, but of the free woman.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

King James 2000 Bible
So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

American King James Version
So then, brothers, we are not children of the female slave, but of the free.

American Standard Version
Wherefore, brethren, we are not children of a handmaid, but of the freewoman.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So then, brethren, we are not the children of the bondwoman, but of the free: by the freedom wherewith Christ has made us free.

Darby Bible Translation
So then, brethren, we are not maid servant's children, but [children] of the free woman.

English Revised Version
Wherefore, brethren, we are not children of a handmaid, but of the freewoman.

Webster's Bible Translation
So then, brethren, we are not children of the bond-woman, but of the free.

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore, brethren, since we are not the children of a slave-girl, but of the free woman--

World English Bible
So then, brothers, we are not children of a handmaid, but of the free woman.

Young's Literal Translation
then, brethren, we are not a maid-servant's children, but the free-woman's.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:28-31 The history thus explained is applied. So then, brethren, we are not children of the bond-woman, but of the free. If the privileges of all believers were so great, according to the new covenant, how absurd for the Gentile converts to be under that law, which could not deliver the unbelieving Jews from bondage or condemnation! We should not have found out this allegory in the history of Sarah and Hagar, if it had not been shown to us, yet we cannot doubt it was intended by the Holy Spirit. It is an explanation of the subject, not an argument in proof of it. The two covenants of works and grace, and legal and evangelical professors, are shadowed forth. Works and fruits brought forth in a man's own strength, are legal. But if arising from faith in Christ, they are evangelical. The first covenant spirit is of bondage unto sin and death. The second covenant spirit is of liberty and freedom; not liberty to sin, but in and unto duty. The first is a spirit of persecution; the second is a spirit of love. Let those professors look to it, who have a violent, harsh, imposing spirit, towards the people of God. Yet as Abraham turned aside to Hagar, so it is possible a believer may turn aside in some things to the covenant of works, when through unbelief and neglect of the promise he acts according to the law, in his own strength; or in a way of violence, not of love, towards the brethren. Yet it is not his way, not his spirit to do so; hence he is never at rest, till he returns to his dependence on Christ again. Let us rest our souls on the Scriptures, and by a gospel hope and cheerful obedience, show that our conversation and treasure are indeed in heaven.
Study Bible
Hagar and Sarah
30But what does the Scripture say? “Expel the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.” 31Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.
Cross References
Galatians 4:22
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman.

Galatians 4:30
But what does the Scripture say? "Expel the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman's son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman's son."

Galatians 5:1
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be encumbered once more by a yoke of slavery.
Treasury of Scripture

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John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

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