New American Standard Bible
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
King James Bible
For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Darby Bible Translation
for ye are all God's sons by faith in Christ Jesus.
World English Bible
For you are all children of God, through faith in Christ Jesus.
Young's Literal Translation
for ye are all sons of God through the faith in Christ Jesus,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For ye are all the children of God ... - All who bear the Christian name - the converts from among the Jews and Gentiles alike; see the note at John 1:12. The idea here is, that they are no longer under tutors and governors; they are no longer subject to the direction and will of the "paedagogus"; they are arrived at age, and are admitted to the privileges of sons; see the note at Galatians 4:1. The language here is derived from the fact, that until the son arrived at age, he was in many respects not different from a servant. He was under laws and restraints; and subject to the will of another. When of age, he entered on the privileges of heirship, and was free to act for himself. Thus, under the Law, people were under restraints, and subject to heavy exactions. Under the gospel, they are free, and admitted to the privileges of the sons of God.
LibraryThe Universal Prison
'But the Scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.'--GAL. iii. 22. The Apostle uses here a striking and solemn figure, which is much veiled for the English reader by the ambiguity attaching to the word 'concluded.' It literally means 'shut up,' and is to be taken in its literal sense of confining, and not in its secondary sense of inferring. So, then, we are to conceive of a vast prison-house in which mankind is confined. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
A Call to the Unconverted
The Ordinance of Covenanting
Letter iv. You Reply to the Conclusion of My Letter: "What have we to do with Routiniers?...
"You are the sons of the LORD your God; you shall not cut yourselves nor shave your forehead for the sake of the dead.
He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,
Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God,
For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.
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