Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differs nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
Treasury of Scripture
Galatians 4:23,29 But he who was of the female slave was born after the flesh; but he of the free woman was by promise...
Genesis 24:2,3 And Abraham said to his oldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh...
2 Kings 10:1,2 And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, to the rulers of Jezreel, to the elders...
2 Kings 11:12 And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown on him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him...
2 Kings 12:2 And Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.
ContextSons and Heirs
1Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differs nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; 2But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. 3Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: 4But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7Why you are no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
But I say that so long as the heir is a child, he differeth nothing from a bondservant though he is lord of all;
Now I say, as long as the heir is a child, he differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
Darby Bible Translation
Now I say, As long as the heir is a child, he differs nothing from a bondman, though he be lord of all;
King James Bible
Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
Young's Literal Translation
And I say, so long time as the heir is a babe, he differeth nothing from a servant -- being lord of all,