4:1 But Y seie, as long tyme as the eir is a litil child, he dyuersith no thing fro a seruaunt, whanne he is lord of alle thingis;
4:2 but he is vndur keperis and tutoris, in to the tyme determyned of the fadir.
4:3 So we, whanne we weren litle children, we serueden vndur the elementis of the world.
4:4 But aftir that the fulfilling of tyme cam, God sente his sone,
4:5 maad of a womman, maad vndur the lawe, that he schulde ayenbie hem that weren vndur the lawe, that we schulden vnderfonge the adopcioun of sones.
4:6 And for ye ben Goddis sones, God sente his spirit in to youre hertis, criynge, Abba, fadir.
4:7 And so ther is not now a seruaunt, but a sone; and if he is a sone, he is an eir bi God.
4:8 But thanne ye vnknowynge God, serueden to hem that in kynde weren not goddis.
4:9 But now whanne ye han knowe God, and ben knowun of God, hou ben ye turned eftsoone to the febil and nedi elementis, to the whiche ye wolen eft serue?
4:10 Ye taken kepe to daies, and monethis, and tymes, and yeris.
4:11 But Y drede you, lest without cause Y haue trauelid among you.
4:12 Be ye as Y, for Y am as ye. Britheren, Y biseche you, ye han hurt me no thing.
4:13 But ye knowen, that bi infirmyte of fleisch Y haue prechid to you now bifore;
4:14 and ye dispiseden not, nether forsoken youre temptacioun in my fleisch, but ye resseyueden me as an aungel of God, as `Crist Jhesu.
4:15 Where thanne is youre blessyng? For Y bere you witnesse, that if it myyte haue be don. ye wolden haue put out youre iyen, and haue yyuen hem to me.
4:16 Am Y thanne maad an enemye to you, seiynge to you the sothe?
4:17 Thei louen not you wel, but thei wolen exclude you, that ye suen hem.
4:18 But sue ye the good euermore in good, and not oneli whanne Y am present with you.
4:19 My smale children, whiche Y bere eftsoones, til that Crist be fourmed in you,
4:20 and Y wolde now be at you, and chaunge my vois, for Y am confoundid among you.
4:21 Seie to me, ye that wolen be vndir the lawe, `han ye not red the lawe?
4:22 For it is writun, that Abraham hadde two sones, oon of a seruaunt, and oon of a fre womman.
4:23 But he that was of the seruaunt, was borun after the flesh; but he that was of the fre womman, by a biheeste.
4:24 The whiche thingis ben seid bi an othir vndirstonding. For these ben two testamentis; oon in the hille of Synai, gendringe in to seruage, which is Agar.
4:25 For Syna is an hille that is in Arabie, which hille is ioyned to it that is now Jerusalem, and seruith with hir children.
4:26 But that Jerusalem that is aboue, is fre, whiche is oure modir.
4:27 For it is writun, Be glad, thou bareyn, that berist not; breke out and crye, that bringist forth no children; for many sones ben of hir that is left of hir hosebonde, more than of hir that hath an hosebonde.
4:28 For, britheren, we ben sones of biheeste aftir Isaac;
4:29 but now as this that was borun after the fleisch pursuede him that was aftir the spirit, so now.
4:30 But what seith the scripture? Caste out the seruaunt and hir sone, for the sone of the seruaunt schal not be eir with the sone of the fre wijf.
4:31 And so, britheren, we ben not sones of the seruaunt, but of the fre wijf, bi which fredom Crist hath maad vs fre.
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