to redeem those who were under the law, so that we may be adopted as sons with full rights. 1
to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.
so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.
Thus we have been set free to experience our rightful heritage.
That he might make them free who were under the law, and that we might be given the place of sons.
in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children.
to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
them that were under
we might receive
the adoption of sons
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those who were under
, so that
we may be adopted
as sons with full rights.
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1 tn The Greek term υἱοθεσία (Juioqesia) was originally a legal technical term for adoption as a son with full rights of inheritance. BDAG 1024 s.v. notes, “a legal t.t. of ‘adoption’ of children, in our lit., i.e. in Paul, only in a transferred sense of a transcendent filial relationship between God and humans (with the legal aspect, not gender specificity, as major semantic component).” Although some modern translations remove the filial sense completely and render the term merely “adoption” (cf. NAB), the retention of this component of meaning was accomplished in the present translation by the phrase “as sons.”