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Galatians 4:8

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Formerly when you did not know God, you were enslaved to beings that by nature are not gods at all. 1 

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Ex 5:2; Jos 24:2,15; Ps 115:4-8; Ps 135:15-18; Isa 44:9-20; Jer 10:3-16; Jer 10:25; Joh 1:10; Ac 14:12; Ac 17:23,30; Ac 17:29; Ro 1:23; Ro 1:28; 1Co 1:21; 1Co 8:4; 1Co 10:19,20; 1Co 12:2; Eph 2:11,12; Eph 4:18; 1Th 1:9; 1Th 4:5; 2Th 1:8; 1Pe 4:3; 1Jo 3:1

NET © Notes

tn Grk “those that by nature…” with the word “beings” implied. BDAG 1070 s.v. φύσις 2 sees this as referring to pagan worship: “Polytheists worship…beings that are by nature no gods at all Gal 4:8.”



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