New Living Translation
And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, "Abba, Father."
King James Bible
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Darby Bible Translation
But because ye are sons, God has sent out the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
World English Bible
And because you are children, God sent out the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, "Abba, Father!"
Young's Literal Translation
and because ye are sons, God did send forth the spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, 'Abba, Father!'
Galatians 4:6 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:6 And because ye - Gentiles who believe, are also thus made his adult sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts likewise, crying, Abba, Father - Enabling you to call upon God both with the confidence, and the tempers, of dutiful children. The Hebrew and Greek word are joined together, to express the joint cry of the Jews and gentiles.
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We are now prepared to present in detail that general system of beneficence, demanded alike by Scripture and reason, and best fitted to secure permanent and ever-growing results. While universal, it must be a system in its nature adapted to each individual, and binding on the individual conscience; one founded on, and embracing, the entire man,--his reason, his heart and will, including views and principles, feelings and affections, with their inculcation, general purposes and resolutions, with corresponding …
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"Abba, Father," he cried out, "everything is possible for you. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine."
Then coming to the borders of Mysia, they headed north for the province of Bithynia, but again the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them to go there.
And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.)
So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God's Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, "Abba, Father."
For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God's children.
2 Corinthians 3:17
For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
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