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1I’m saying that as long as the heirs are minors, they are no different from slaves, though they really are the owners of everything. 2However, they are placed under trustees and guardians until the date set by the parents. 3In the same way, when we were minors, we were also enslaved by this world’s system. 4But when the fulfillment of the time came, God sent his Son, born through a woman, and born under the Law. 5This was so he could redeem those under the Law so that we could be adopted. 6Because you are sons and daughters, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba, Father!" 7Therefore, you are no longer a slave but a son or daughter, and if you are his child, then you are also an heir through God.
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