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But now that you know God--or, I should say, now that God knows you--how is it that you want to turn back to those weak and pitiful ruling spirits? Why do you want to become their slaves all over again?
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But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known by God: how turn you again to the weak and needy elements which you desire to serve again?
1 Kings 8:43 Then hear thou in heaven, in the firmament of thy dwelling place, and do all those things, for which that stranger shall call upon thee: that all the people of the earth may learn to fear thy name, as do thy people Israel, and may prove that thy name is called upon on this house, which I have built.
1 Chronicles 28:9 And thou my son Solomon, know the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart, and a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the thoughts of minds. If thou seek him, thou shalt find him: but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
Psalm 9:10 And let them trust in thee who know thy name: for thou hast not forsaken them that seek thee, O Lord.
Proverbs 2:5 Because the Lord giveth wisdom: and out of his mouth cometh prudence and knowledge.
Jeremiah 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying: Know the Lord: for all shall know me from the least of them even to the greatest, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth shall be filled, that men may know the glory of the Lord, as waters covering the sea.
Matthew 11:27 All things are delivered to me by my Father. And no one knoweth the Son but the Father: neither doth any one know the Father, but the Son, and he to whom it shall please the Son to reveal him.
John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: That they may know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake, ye just, and sin not. For some have not the knowledge of God. I speak it to your shame.
2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, in the face of Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and of revelation, in the knowledge of him:
2 Peter 2:20 For if, flying from the pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they be again entangled in them and overcome: their latter state is become unto them worse than the former.
1 John 2:3,4 And by this we know that we have known him, if we keep his commandments. . . .
1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come. And he hath given us understanding that we may know the true God and may be in his true Son. This is the true God and life eternal.
Exodus 33:17 And the Lord said to Moses: This word also, which thou hast spoken, will I do; for thou hast found grace before me, and thee I have known by name.
Psalm 1:6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the just: and the way of the wicked shall perish.
John 10:14,27 I am the good shepherd: and I know mine, and mine know me. . . .
Romans 8:29 For whom he foreknew, he also predestinated to be made conformable to the image of his Son: that he might be the Firstborn amongst many brethren.
1 Corinthians 8:3 But if any man love God, the same is known by him.
1 Corinthians 13:12 We see now through a glass in a dark manner: but then face to face. Now I know in part: but then I shall know even as I am known.
2 Timothy 2:19 But the sure foundation of God standeth firm, having this seal: the Lord knoweth who are his; and let every one depart from iniquity who nameth the name of the Lord.
Galatians 3:3 Are you so foolish that, whereas you began in the Spirit, you would now be made perfect by the flesh?
Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and of sin, hath condemned sin in the flesh.
Colossians 2:20-23 If then you be dead with Christ from the elements of this world, why do you yet decree as though living in the world? . . .
Hebrews 7:18 There is indeed a setting aside of the former commandment, because of the weakness and unprofitableness thereof:
Hebrews 10:38,39 But my just man liveth by faith: but if he withdraw himself, he shall not please my soul. . . .
Galatians 4:3 So we also, when we were children, were serving under the elements of the world.
ContextPaul's Fears for the Galatians
8But then indeed, not knowing God, you served them who, by nature, are not gods. 9But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known by God: how turn you again to the weak and needy elements which you desire to serve again? 10You observe days and months and times, and years.…
1 Corinthians 8:3
But if any man love God, the same is known by him.
2 Corinthians 11:20
For you suffer if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take from you, if a man be lifted up, if a man strike you on the face.
So we also, when we were children, were serving under the elements of the world.
If then you be dead with Christ from the elements of this world, why do you yet decree as though living in the world?
Additional TranslationsBut now that you know God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you are turning back to those weak and worthless principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again?
But now, having known God, but rather having been known by God, how do you turn again to the weak and destitute principles, to which you desire to be enslaved again anew?
But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto you desire again to be in bondage?
but now that ye have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how turn ye back again to the weak and beggarly rudiments, whereunto ye desire to be in bondage over again?
but now, knowing God, but rather being known by God, how do ye turn again to the weak and beggarly principles to which ye desire to be again anew in bondage?
but now that ye have come to know God, or rather to be known of God, how turn ye back again to the weak and beggarly rudiments, whereunto ye desire to be in bondage over again?
But now, after ye have known God, or rather are known by God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which ye desire again to be in bondage?
Now, however, having come to know God--or rather to be known by Him--how is it you are again turning back to weak and worthless rudimentary notions to which you are once more willing to be enslaved?
But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, why do you turn back again to the weak and miserable elemental principles, to which you desire to be in bondage all over again?
and now, having known God -- and rather being known by God -- how turn ye again unto the weak and poor elements to which anew ye desire to be in servitude?
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