Galatians 4:5

“To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

To redeeme them that were vnder the Law, that we might receiue the adoption of sonnes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that he might redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
- American Standard Version (1901)

That he might make them free who were under the law, and that we might be given the place of sons.
- Basic English Bible

that he might redeem those under law, that we might receive sonship.
- Darby Bible

To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
- Webster's Bible

in order to purchase the freedom of all who were subject to Law, so that we might receive recognition as sons.
- Weymouth Bible

that he might redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of children.
- World English Bible

maad of a womman, maad vndur the lawe, that he schulde ayenbie hem that weren vndur the lawe, that we schulden vnderfonge the adopcioun of sones.
- Wycliffe Bible

that those under law he may redeem, that the adoption of sons we may receive;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 4:5


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.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 4:5


Ga 4:5 To redeem them that were under the law. Those under bondage need redemption in order to secure freedom. Paul has shown that those under the law were in bondage. From this bondage Christ came to redeem us. How the redemption was wrought is shown in Ga 3:13. That we might receive the adoption of sons. This "adoption of sons" is bestowed as a gift. We cannot have it, and still be in bondage.

Discussion for Galatians 4:5

  • Augustine for verse 5
    we need to understand what Jesus did for us before in old testament from Gensis to Malchi God is not mention to any one he is my son or she is my daughter, only by Jesus is possible are believer called adopted sons and daughter. Amen

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