New International Version
So you are no longer a slave, but God's child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou art no more a servant - Thou who hast believed in Christ art no longer a slave, either under the dominion of sin or under obligation to the Mosaic ritual; but a son of God, adopted into the heavenly family.
And if a son, then an heir - Having a right to the inheritance, because one of the family, for none can inherit but the children; but this heirship is the most extraordinary of all: it is not an heirship of any tangible possession, either in heaven or earth; it is not to possess a part or even the whole of either, it is to possess Him who made all things; not God's works, but God himself: heirs of God through Christ.
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LibraryMay 7. "I Travail in Birth Again Until Christ be Formed in You" (Gal. Iv. 19).
"I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you" (Gal. iv. 19). It is a blessed moment when we are born again and a new heart is created in us after the image of God. It is a more blessed moment when in this new heart Christ Himself is born and the Christmas time is reproduced in us as we, in some real sense, become incarnations of the living Christ. This is the deepest and holiest meaning of Christianity. It is expressed in Paul's prayer for the Galatians. "My little children, for whom I …
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Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
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