Galatians 4:1
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English Standard Version
I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything,

King James Bible
Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;

American Standard Version
But I say that so long as the heir is a child, he differeth nothing from a bondservant though he is lord of all;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now I say, as long as the heir is a child, he differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;

English Revised Version
But I say that so long as the heir is a child, he differeth nothing from a bondservant, though he is lord of all;

Webster's Bible Translation
Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he is lord of all;

Weymouth New Testament
Now I say that so long as an heir is a child, he in no respect differs from a slave, although he is the owner of everything,

Galatians 4:1 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Now I say (λέγω δὲ)

Introducing a continued, explanatory discussion. Comp. Galatians 3:17; Galatians 5:16; 1 Corinthians 1:12.

The heir (ὁ κληρονόμος)

See on inheritance, 1 Peter 1:4. The article is generic as in the mediator, Galatians 3:20.

A child (νήπιος)

A minor. See on 1 Corinthians 3:1. Used by Paul in contrast with τέλειος full grown. See Ephesians 4:13; 1 Corinthians 14:20; Philippians 3:15. The Jews called proselytes or novices babes. See Romans 2:20.

Lord of all

Legally, by right of birth, though not actually.

Galatians 4:1 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

That.

Galatians 4:23,29 But he who was of the female slave was born after the flesh; but he of the free woman was by promise...

Genesis 24:2,3 And Abraham said to his oldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh...

2 Kings 10:1,2 And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, to the rulers of Jezreel, to the elders...

2 Kings 11:12 And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown on him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him...

2 Kings 12:2 And Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

Cross References
Galatians 3:29
And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.

Galatians 4:2
but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father.

1 John 5:10
Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son.

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