Galatians 4 ©
The Jews were for a while held under the law, as an heir under his guardian till he be of age. But Christ came to redeem those that were under the law, and to give both to Jew and Gentile the adoption, and consequently the freedom, of sons. Paul therefore reproveth the Galatians, who from serving idols had been received of God, for falling back to the bondage of legal observances. He expresseth his fears and tender regard for them, and calleth to mind their former respect and good will to him, from which he admonisheth them not to be seduced in his absence. He allegorically describeth the Jewish and Christian churches under the types of Agar and Sara, and inferreth that we, being children of the freewoman, are free.
NOW I say, That athe heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
But is under *tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
But when dthe fulness of the time was come, eGod sent forth his Son, fmade of a woman, made gunder the law,
zBut it is good to be zealously *affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.