Galatians 4:31

“So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So then, brethren, we are not children of a bondwoman, but of the free woman.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore, brethren, we are not children of a handmaid, but of the freewoman.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So, brothers, we are not children of the servant-woman, but of the free woman.
- Basic English Bible

So then, brethren, we are not maid servant's children, but [children] of the free woman.
- Darby Bible

So then, brethren, we are not children of the bond-woman, but of the free.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore, brethren, since we are not the children of a slave-girl, but of the free woman--
- Weymouth Bible

So then, brothers, we are not children of a handmaid, but of the free woman.
- World English Bible

And so, britheren, we ben not sones of the seruaunt, but of the fre wijf, bi which fredom Crist hath maad vs fre.
- Wycliffe Bible

then, brethren, we are not a maid-servant's children, but the free-woman's.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 4:31


4:31 So then - To sum up all. We - Who believe. Are not children of the bondwoman - Have nothing to do with the servile Mosaic dispensation. But of the free - Being free from the curse and the bond of that law, and from the power of sin and Satan.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 4:31


Ga 4:31 So then, brethren. This, then, is the conclusion. We are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free. We Christians are not children of the bondwoman, and are not under the bondage of the law. Dr. Schaff contrasts the two covenants as follows: HAGAR AND ISHMAEL--JUDAISM | SARAH AND ISAAC--CHRISTIANITY ----------------------------------------------------------------------- The Old Covenant| The New Covenant The Law | The Gospel Natural Birth | Spiritual Birth Mount Sinai in Arabia | Mount Sion Above The Earthly Jerusalem | The Heavenly Jerusalem Bondage | Freedom Persecuting | Persecuted To be Cast Out and Off | Heirs of the Inheritance

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