But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree:
And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [it is] evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, [saying], In thee shall all nations be blessed.
Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.
Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though [it be] but a man's covenant, yet [if it be] confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
And this I say, [that] the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.
But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him [that was born] after the Spirit, even so [it is] now.
Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
For it is written, Rejoice, [thou] barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
But he [who was] of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman [was] by promise.
For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
And if ye [be] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
For if the inheritance [be] of the law, [it is] no more of promise: but God gave [it] to Abraham by promise.
For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises [made] unto the fathers:
For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, [was] not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
This [is] my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
As for me, behold, my covenant [is] with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I [am] the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which [is] not of thy seed.
He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,
Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, [and] the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.
And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.
But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, [and] with his seed after him.
And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!
Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall [a child] be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?
And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be [a mother] of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah [shall] her name [be].
And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.