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".

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