Galatians 4:4

“But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But when the fulnes of the time was come, God sent foorth his Sonne made of a woman, made vnder the Law,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but when the fulness of the time came, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
- American Standard Version (1901)

But when the time had come, God sent out his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
- Basic English Bible

but when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, come of woman, come under law,
- Darby Bible

But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
- Webster's Bible

But, when the time was fully come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born subject to Law,
- Weymouth Bible

But when the fullness of the time came, God sent out his Son, born to a woman, born under the law,
- World English Bible

But aftir that the fulfilling of tyme cam, God sente his sone,
- Wycliffe Bible

and when the fulness of time did come, God sent forth His Son, come of a woman, come under law,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 4:4


4:4 But when the fulness of the time - Appointed by the Father, #Gal 4:2|. Was come, God sent forth - From his own bosom. His Son, miraculously made of the substance of a woman - A virgin, without the concurrence of a man. Made under the law - Both under the precept, and under the curse, of it.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 4:4


Ga 4:4 When the fulness of time. The time appointed by the Father. See Ga 4:2. God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law. Not only by taking upon himself the nature of humanity, but also subjecting himself to our legal conditions.

Discussion for Galatians 4

  • 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
    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.
  • Agar born of the flesh persecuted Isaac born of the spirit . The verse ends saying- Even so it is now. Does this mean that the flesh continues to persecute the spirit even today. I would say YES. Does it have any reference to Paul 's persecution of Jesus? The flesh verses the spirit? Or am I correct on both accounts?
  • John Matlala
    Our Beloved Apostle Paul was more radical when writing this Letter, the question of Ten commandemnts was addreseed by His Lord, Our Lord Jesus Christ on his first public Speech, Mat5:17-18. He Said i 'm not here to put end to law but to add. And not even one letter from law will be removed until the end comes. we therefore need to be cautious about not breaking Ten Commandments which were given to Moses in Mt Sinai.

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