New International Version
The heir is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father.
King James Bible
But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
Darby Bible Translation
but he is under guardians and stewards until the period fixed by the father.
World English Bible
but is under guardians and stewards until the day appointed by the father.
Young's Literal Translation
but is under tutors and stewards till the time appointed of the father,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But is under tutors - Επιτροπους· Guardians and governors; οικονομους· those who have the charge of the family. These words are nearly similar; but we may consider the first as executor, the last as the person who superintends the concerns of the family and estate till the heir become of age; such as we call trustee.
Until the time appointed of the father - The time mentioned in the father's will or testament.
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1 Corinthians 4:15
Even if you had ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel.
What I am saying is that as long as an heir is underage, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate.
So also, when we were underage, we were in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces of the world.
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