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Galatians 4:5

    Galatians 4:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    that he might redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    that he might redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    that he might redeem them which were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

    Clarke's Commentary on Galatians 4:5

    To redeem them - Εξαγορασῃ· To pay down a price for them, and thus buy them off from the necessity of observing circumcision, offering brute sacrifices, performing different ablutions, etc., etc.

    That we might receive the adoption of sons - Which adoption we could not obtain by the law; for it is the Gospel only that puts us among the children, and gives us a place in the heavenly family. On the nature of adoption see the notes on Romans 8:15.

    Barnes' Notes on Galatians 4:5

    To redeem them - By his death as an atoning sacrifice; see the note at Galatians 3:13.

    Them that were under the law - Sinners, who had violated the Law, and who were exposed to its dread penalty.

    That we might receive the adoption of sons - Be adopted as the sons or the children of God; see John 1:12, note; Romans 8:15, note.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.