New Living Translation
God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.
King James Bible
To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Darby Bible Translation
that he might redeem those under law, that we might receive sonship.
World English Bible
that he might redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of children.
Young's Literal Translation
that those under law he may redeem, that the adoption of sons we may receive;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:5 To redeem those under the law - From the curse of it, and from that low, servile state. That we - Jews who believe. Might receive the adoption - All the privileges of adult sons.
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We are now prepared to present in detail that general system of beneficence, demanded alike by Scripture and reason, and best fitted to secure permanent and ever-growing results. While universal, it must be a system in its nature adapted to each individual, and binding on the individual conscience; one founded on, and embracing, the entire man,--his reason, his heart and will, including views and principles, feelings and affections, with their inculcation, general purposes and resolutions, with corresponding …
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For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God's Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, "Abba, Father."
For Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the law was given. As a result, all who believe in him are made right with God.
But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree."
For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
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