1 And I say, for as long as the heir is a child, he is no different from a slave, though he is master of all,
2 but is under guardians and trustees till the time prearranged by the father.
3 So we also, when we were children, were under the elementary matters of the world, being enslaved.
4 But when the completion of the time came, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 sent forth His Bĕn, born of a woman, born under Torah,
5 to redeem those who were under Torah, in order to receive the adoption as sons.
6 And because you are sons, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has sent forth the Ruaḥ of His Bĕn into your hearts, crying, “Abba, Father!”
7 So you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, also an heir of Elohim through Mashiaḥ.
8 But then, indeed, not knowing Elohim, you served those which by nature are not mighty ones.
9 But now after you have known Elohim, or rather are known by Elohim, how do you turn again to the weak and poor elementary matters, to which you want to be enslaved again?
10 You closely observe days and months and seasons and years.
11 I fear for you, lest by any means I have laboured for you in vain.
12 Brothers, I beg you to become as I am, because I am as you are. You did not wrong me at all.
13 But you know that through weakness of the flesh I brought the Good News to you before.
14 And my trial which was in my flesh you did not despise or reject, but you received me as a messenger of Elohim, as Mashiaḥ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏.
15 What then was your beraḵah? For I bear you witness, that if possible, you would have plucked out your own eyes and given them to me.
16 So then, have I become your enemy, speaking truth to you?
17 They are ardent towards you, for no good, but they want to shut you out, that you might be ardent towards them.
18 And it is good always to be ardent in what is good, and not only when I am present with you.
19 My little children, for whom I am again in birth pains until Mashiaḥ is formed in you,
20 even now I want to be present with you now and to change my voice, for I have doubts about you.
21 Say to me, you who want to be under Torah, do you not hear the Torah?
22 For it has been written that Aḇraham had two sons, one by a female servant, the other by a free woman.
23 But he who was of the female servant was born according to the flesh, and he of the free woman through promise.
24 This is allegorical, for these are the two covenants: one indeed from Mount Sinai which brings forth slavery, which is Haḡar,
25 for this Haḡar is Mount Sinai in Araḇia, and corresponds to Yerushalayim which now is, and is in slavery with her children.
26 But the Yerushalayim above is free, which is the mother of us all.
27 For it has been written, “Rejoice, O barren, you who do not bear! Break forth and shout, you who do not have birth pains! For the deserted one has many more children than she who has a husband.”
28 And we, brothers, as Yitsḥaq was, are children of promise.
29 But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who is according to the Ruaḥ, so also now.
30 But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the female servant and her son, for the son of the female servant shall by no means be heir with the son of the free woman.”
31 Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the female servant but of the free woman.