New American Standard Bible
Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.
King James Bible
Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Darby Bible Translation
So thou art no longer bondman, but son; but if son, heir also through God.
World English Bible
So you are no longer a bondservant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Young's Literal Translation
so that thou art no more a servant, but a son, and if a son, also an heir of God through Christ.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Wherefore - In consequence of this privilege of addressing God as your Father.
Thou art no more - You who are Christians.
A servant - In the servitude of sin; or treated as a servant by being bound under the oppressive rites and ceremonies of the Law; compare the note at Galatians 4:3
But a son - A child of God, adopted into his family, and to be treated as a son.
And if a son ... - Entitled to all the privileges of a son, and of course to be regarded as an heir through the Redeemer, and with him. See the sentiment here expressed explained in the the note at Romans 8:17.
LibraryThe Allegories of Sarah and Hagar
We shall attempt this morning to teach you something of the allegories of Sarah and Hagar, that you may thereby better understand the essential difference between the covenants of law and of grace. We shall not go fully into the subject, but shall only give such illustrations of it as the text may furnish us. First, I shall want you to notice the two women, whom Paul uses as types--Hagar and Sarah; then I shall notice the two sons--Ishmael and Isaac; in the third place, I shall notice Ishmael's conduct …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856
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"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.
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