Galatians 4:23

“But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But he who was of the bondwoman, was borne after the flesh: but hee of the freewoman, was by promise.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the son by the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman through the promise.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Howbeit the `son' by the handmaid is born after the flesh; but the `son' by the freewoman `is born' through promise.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now the son by the servant-woman has his birth after the flesh; but the son by the free woman has his birth through the undertaking of God.
- Basic English Bible

But he [that was] of the maid servant was born according to flesh, and he [that was] of the free woman through the promise.
- Darby Bible

But he who was of the bond-woman, was born according to the flesh; but he of the free-woman was by promise.
- Webster's Bible

But we see that the child of the slave-girl was born in the common course of nature; but the child of the free woman in fulfilment of the promise.
- Weymouth Bible

However, the son by the handmaid was born according to the flesh, but the son by the free woman was born through promise.
- World English Bible

But he that was of the seruaunt, was borun after the flesh; but he that was of the fre womman, by a biheeste.
- Wycliffe Bible

but he who [is] of the maid-servant, according to flesh hath been, and he who [is] of the free-woman, through the promise;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 4:23


4:23 Was born after the flesh - In a natural way. By promise - Through that supernatural strength which was given Abraham in consequence of the promise.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 4:23


Ga 4:23 He [who was] of the bondwoman was born after the flesh. The son of the bondwoman was born in the ordinary course of nature. He of the freewoman [was] by promise. The son of Sarah was a child of promise, born when she was long past the age of bearing children. See Ge 18:1,14 21:1,2 Heb 11:11.

Discussion for Galatians 4:23

  • This verse alone is what should give the Islamics an understanding of where they stand as regards to the birth right of Ishmael. The bondwoman was Haggar the mother of Ishmael therefore he was born of the flesh. But, Issac who was born of the freewoman Sarah was by promise. Issac is the rightful heir therefore, the Muslims need to stop fighting the Jews over that land God gave to Issac 's heirs. The promise was made to the son of Sarah and not the son of Haggar. The son of Haggar falls under the Abrahamic Covenant in the same order as of the Gentiles.
  • Elias francis for verse 23
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