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Galatians 4:7

    Galatians 4:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why you are no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So that thou art no longer a bondservant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So that you are no longer a servant, but a son; and if a son, then the heritage of God is yours.

    Webster's Revision

    So that thou art no longer a bondservant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.

    World English Bible

    So you are no longer a bondservant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So that thou art no longer a bondservant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.

    Definitions for Galatians 4:7

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.
    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Galatians 4:7

    Thou art no more a servant - Thou who hast believed in Christ art no longer a slave, either under the dominion of sin or under obligation to the Mosaic ritual; but a son of God, adopted into the heavenly family.

    And if a son, then an heir - Having a right to the inheritance, because one of the family, for none can inherit but the children; but this heirship is the most extraordinary of all: it is not an heirship of any tangible possession, either in heaven or earth; it is not to possess a part or even the whole of either, it is to possess Him who made all things; not God's works, but God himself: heirs of God through Christ.

    Barnes' Notes on Galatians 4:7

    Wherefore - In consequence of this privilege of addressing God as your Father.

    Thou art no more - You who are Christians.

    A servant - In the servitude of sin; or treated as a servant by being bound under the oppressive rites and ceremonies of the Law; compare the note at Galatians 4:3

    But a son - A child of God, adopted into his family, and to be treated as a son.

    And if a son ... - Entitled to all the privileges of a son, and of course to be regarded as an heir through the Redeemer, and with him. See the sentiment here expressed explained in the the note at Romans 8:17.

    Wesley's Notes on Galatians 4:7

    4:7 Wherefore thou - Who believest in Christ. Art no more a servant - Like those who are under the law. But a son - Of mature age. And if a son, then an heir of all the promises, and of the all - sufficient God himself.