Now I say, that the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be master (adon) of all;
2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world;
4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) sent forth His B47Humanity, made of a woman, made under the law (torah),
5 To redeem them that were under the law (torah), that we might receive the adoption of sons.
6 And because you are sons, God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) hath sent forth His Spirit into your hearts, crying, “Abba, Father.”
7 Wherefore you are no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of יהוה (YHWH) through the Messiah (haMashiach).
8 Howbeit then, when you knew not God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)), you did service unto them which by nature are not God (Elohim).
9 But now, after that you have known God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)), or rather are known of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)), how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto you desire again to be in bondage?
10 You observe days, and months, and times, and years.
11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as you are; you have not injured me at all.
13 You know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel (good news) unto you at the first.
14 And my trial which was in my flesh you despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God (Elohim), even as the Messiah (haMashiach) YHWH.
15 Where is then the blessedness you spake of? For I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, you would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.
16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
17 They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that you might affect them.
18 But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.
19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until the Messiah (haMashiach) be formed in you,
20 I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you.
21 Tell me, you that desire to be under the B28alaw (torah), do you not hear the Torah;
22 For it is written, that Avraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.
24 Which things are an allegory; for these are the two covenants: the one from the Mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Hagar.
25 For this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
26 But Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
27 For it is written, “Rejoice, you barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, you that travailest not; for the desolate hath many more children than she who hath a husband.” – Isa. 54:1
28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac (Yitschaq) was, are the children of promise.
29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
30 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son; for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. – Gen. 2l:10
31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.