A. 1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
B. 2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
C. 3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
D. 4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
C’. 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
B’. 6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
A’. 7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.