Galatians 4:6

“And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And because yee are sonnes, God hath sent foorth the spirit of his Sonne into your hearts, crying Abba, Father.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And because ye are sons, God sent forth the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And because you are sons, God has sent out the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, saying, Abba, Father.
- Basic English Bible

But because ye are sons, God has sent out the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
- Darby Bible

And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
- Webster's Bible

And because you are sons, God has sent out the Spirit of His Son to enter your hearts and cry "Abba! our Father!"
- Weymouth Bible

And because you are children, God sent out the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, "Abba, Father!"
- World English Bible

And for ye ben Goddis sones, God sente his spirit in to youre hertis, criynge, Abba, fadir.
- Wycliffe Bible

and because ye are sons, God did send forth the spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, `Abba, Father!'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 4:6


4:6 And because ye - Gentiles who believe, are also thus made his adult sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts likewise, crying, Abba, Father - Enabling you to call upon God both with the confidence, and the tempers, of dutiful children. The Hebrew and Greek word are joined together, to express the joint cry of the Jews and gentiles.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 4:6


Ga 4:6 Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit. The spirit is bestowed not to make us sons, but because we have become sons by the faith. See Joh 1:12. Crying, Abba, Father. See PNT "Ro 8:15". "Abba" is simply the Syriac for "father". It is found also in Mr 14:36 Ro 8:15. This spirit of adoption helps the son to realize that he is a son, and to look up to God and to address him, if a Semitic, as "Abba"; if a Greek as "Pater"; is an Anglo-Saxon, as "Father".

Discussion for Galatians 4

  • Larrion King
    Jesus say, Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy but to fulfil. Matthew 5:17. The Most High say For this is love of God that we keep his commandments and his commandments are not grievous. 1John 5:3
  • Vireen
    Just to add to what Scott said, being free from the Law also means not under its condemnation, and that can only happen when Christ is living in us, only Christ can bring freedom from the condemnation of the law.


















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  • Scott
    Just have to add 1 more comment: However freedom from the Law does not make us lawless. Rather we are led by the Holy Spirit we are called to a loving relationship which bears the fruit of righteousness which is manifest in the fruit of the spirit
  • Scott
    Pauls writings are very clear and easy to understand. He is very repetitive with his message throughout Romans and Galatians. We are not saved by the laws of the old covenant, but by faith and only faith in Jesus Christ under the new covenant. Galatians 3:24-25 explains that the old covenant, the law, was for those in the era before Christ made the ultimate sacrifice for us. This does not do away with all the laws, for the many of the laws are now written on our spiritual hearts. However we cannot obtain salvation by keeping the laws. The laws we keep, we keep because we truly love and serve the Lord God Almighty. and the laws I'm speaking of are the laws that are written on our hearts. Many of them do line up with the hebrew laws, but not all the hebrew laws line up with those on our hearts. If the law was still in effect we would still be sacrificing animals to cover our sins. Now we have Christ that does not cover our sins but washes them away. Much of the weakening, confusion, and strife in the denominational churches today is caused from the legalism that Satan wants to shove on us as freed christians. If he can shackle us with fussing and feuding over stuff that really doesn't matter, then it distracts us from spreading the real message of the Gospel. The fact that Christ gave His life to provide us a way for the redemption of our sins.
  • Bro.Davis
    Paul's writings are hard to understand if you do not understand the "law" and what the "curse" of the law is. Being under the curse was when you broke the law or did not keep it. keeping the law was not a curse to you and the law in itself was not a curse to anyone. Paul is saying that the law must be kept to not be under the curse of the law. That the Messiah Yushua Jesus came to redeem those that were under the curse of the law which was "Sin". He did not come to take away the law, but came to take away the curse sin's of those that had not kept the law. He died for our sins to be taken away, not the law to be taken away as some may believe.
  • Stephende
    In this chapter the divergent path of is explained. Will we trust in the Law given by God thru Moses, the oracles, or do we obviate the law thru Faith in the Son of God. Our faith, does it not depend on the law, for God heareth no sinners. He is a God who loves righteousness and hates the worldly man. Jacob have I loves but Esau have I hated. I think will must be ever mindful of our actions and perceptive of our inner most being so that we are acceptable in his sight. Our Faith is strengthened as we endure the hardships put in our path and still not falter in our Faith. Let every aspirant work out his own salvation by staying in the Word of Good, thereby being approved of God, the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ.

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