1 But I say that what time the heir is a child, he differeth not from a servant, though he be lord of all,
2 but is under curators and stewards until the time which his father appointeth.
3 So we also, while children, under the principles of the world were subjected.
4 But when the fulness of the time had come, Aloha sent his Son, and made from a woman, and made under the law,
5 that them who were under the law he might redeem, and we might receive the constitution of sons.
6 And because you are sons, Aloha hath sent the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, who crieth, Father, our Father.
7 Therefore you are not servants, but sons; and if sons, heirs also of Aloha, through Jeshu Meshiha.
8 For, while not knowing Aloha, you served them who by their nature are not gods:
9 but now that you have known Aloha, and especially that you have been acknowledged of Aloha, turn you again to those diseased and beggarly principles, and will to be subject to them afresh?
10 Days, and months, and times, you observe.
11 I am afraid, lest vain in I have laboured among you.
12 Be you as I am, for I am as you are, my brethren, I beseech you. In nothing have you injured me.
13 For you know that in infirmity of my flesh I preached to you at the first.
14 And the temptation of my flesh you did not despise nor execrate; but as an angel of Aloha you received me, and as of Jeshu Meshiha.
15 Where then is your happiness? For I testify of you, that had it been possible, your eye you would have plucked out and given to me.
16 Have I become your adversary, because I have preached to you the truth?
17 They are emulous of you not for good; but they would shut you in, that you might be emulous of them.
18 But it is well to be emulous in good things at all time, and not only when I am with you.
19 My children, with whom I travail afresh until the Meshiha be formed in you,
20 I would be with you now, and change the sound of my voice, because I am astonished at you.
21 Tell me, you who are willing to be under the law, do you not hear the law?
22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, one of the bondmaid, and one of the free.
23 But he who was of the bondmaid was born according to the flesh, and he who was of the free was by the promise.
24 But these are parables of the two covenants: the one which was from Mount Sinai bringing forth into bondage, which is Hagar:
25 for Hagar is Mount Sinai which is in Arabia, and answers to this Urishlem, and serves in bondage, she and her children.
26 But she, Urishilem the high, is the free, who is our mother.
27 For it is written, Be glad, O barren, who hast not borne; Exult and cry, thou who hast not travailed; Because multiplied are the sons of the desolate, More than the sons of the married wife.
28 But we, my brethren, as Ishak, are the children of promise.
29 And as then he who was born of the flesh persecuted him who was after the Spirit, so also now.
30 But what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondmaid and her son; for the son of the bondmaid shall not inherit with the son of the free.
31 We therefore, my brethren, are not the children of the bondmaid, but the children of the free.