Galatians 4:3
Good News Translation
In the same way, we too were slaves of the ruling spirits of the universe before we reached spiritual maturity.

Contemporary English Version
This is how it was with us. We were like children ruled by the powers of this world.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So we also, when we were children, were serving under the elements of the world.

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So we also, when we were children, were serving under the elements of the world.

when.

Galatians 3:19,24,25 Why then was the law? It was set because of transgressions, until the seed should come to whom he made the promise, being ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. . . .

in.

Galatians 4:9,25,31 But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known by God: how turn you again to the weak and needy elements which you desire to serve again? . . .

Galatians 2:4 But because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privately to spy our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into servitude.

Galatians 3:23 But before the faith came, we were kept under the law shut up, unto that faith which was to be revealed.

Galatians 5:1 Stand fast and be not held again under the yoke of bondage.

Matthew 11:28 Come to me all you that labor and are burdened, and I will refresh you.

John 8:31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed him: If you continue in my word, you shall be my disciples indeed.

Acts 15:10 Now therefore, why tempt you God to put a yoke upon the necks of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?

Romans 8:15 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again in fear: but you have received the spirit of adoption of sons, whereby we cry: Abba (Father).

elements.

Galatians 4:9 But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known by God: how turn you again to the weak and needy elements which you desire to serve again?

Colossians 2:8,20 Beware lest any man cheat you by philosophy and vain deceit: according to the tradition of men according to the elements of the world and not according to Christ. . . .

Hebrews 7:16 Who is made, not according to the law of a law of a carnal commandment, but according to the power of an indissoluble life.

Context
Sons and Heirs
2But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed by the father. 3So we also, when we were children, were serving under the elements of the world. 4But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent his Son, made of a woman, made under the law:…
Cross References
Romans 7:14
For we know that the law is spiritual. But I am carnal, sold under sin.

2 Corinthians 11:20
For you suffer if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take from you, if a man be lifted up, if a man strike you on the face.

Galatians 2:4
But because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privately to spy our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into servitude.

Galatians 4:2
But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed by the father.

Galatians 4:8
But then indeed, not knowing God, you served them who, by nature, are not gods.

Galatians 4:9
But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known by God: how turn you again to the weak and needy elements which you desire to serve again?

Galatians 4:24
Which things are said by an allegory. For these are the two testaments. The one from Mount Sina, engendering unto bondage, which is Agar.

Colossians 2:8
Beware lest any man cheat you by philosophy and vain deceit: according to the tradition of men according to the elements of the world and not according to Christ.

Colossians 2:20
If then you be dead with Christ from the elements of this world, why do you yet decree as though living in the world?

Hebrews 5:12
For whereas for the time you ought to be masters, you have need to be taught again what are the first elements of the words of God: and you are become such as have need of milk and not of strong meat.

Additional Translations
So also, when we were children, we were enslaved under the basic principles of the world.

So also, we when we were children, were held in bondage under the principles of the world.

Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:

So we also, when we were children, were held in bondage under the rudiments of the world:

So we also, when we were children, were held in bondage under the principles of the world;

So we also, when we were children, were held in bondage under the rudiments of the world:

Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:

So we also, when spiritually we were children, were subject to the world's rudimentary notions, and were enslaved.

So we also, when we were children, were held in bondage under the elemental principles of the world.

so also we, when we were babes, under the elements of the world were in servitude,
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