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Galatians 4:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But the Jerusalem that is above is free, which is our mother.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But the Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— but the Jerusalem above is free, which is our mother.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, the Jerusalem above, is free,—the which is our mother;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and the Jerusalem above is the free-woman, which is mother of us all,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But that Jerusalem which is above is free: which is our mother.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But Ierusalem which is aboue is free, which is the mother of vs all.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But she, Urishlem the high, is the free, who is our mother.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But the Jerusalem above, is the free woman, who is the mother of us.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
Jerusalem 2419
{2419} Prime
Ἰερουσαλήμ
Hierousalem
{hee-er-oo-sal-ame'}
Of Hebrew origin [H3389]; Hierusalem (that is, Jerushalem), the capital of Palestine.
which is above 507
{0507} Prime
ἄνω
ano
{an'-o}
Adverb from G0473; upward or on the top.
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
free, 1658
{1658} Prime
ἐλεύθερος
eleutheros
{el-yoo'-ther-os}
Probably from the alternate of G2064; unrestrained (to go at pleasure), that is, (as a citizen) not a slave (whether freeborn or manumitted), or (generally) exempt (from obligation or liability).
which 3748
{3748} Prime
ὅστις
hostis
{hos'-tis}
From G3739 and G5100; which some, that is, any that; also (definitely) which same.
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
the mother 3384
{3384} Prime
μήτηρ
meter
{may'-tare}
Apparently a primary word; a 'mother' (literally or figuratively, immediate or remote).
of us 2257
{2257} Prime
ἡμῶν
hemon
{hay-mone'}
Genitive plural of G1473; of (or from) us.
all. 3956
{3956} Prime
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Galatians 4:26

_ _ This verse stands instead of the sentence which we should expect, to correspond to Galatians 4:24, “One from Mount Sinai,” namely, the other covenant from the heavenly mount above, which is (answers in the allegory to) Sarah.

_ _ Jerusalem ... above — (Hebrews 12:22), “the heavenly Jerusalem.” “New Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God” (Revelation 3:12; Revelation 21:2). Here “the Messianic theocracy, which before Christ’s second appearing is the Church, and after it, Christ’s kingdom of glory” [Meyer].

_ _ free — as Sarah was; opposed to “she is in bondage” (Galatians 4:25).

_ _ all — omitted in many of the oldest manuscripts, though supported by some. “Mother of us,” namely, believers who are already members of the invisible Church, the heavenly Jerusalem, hereafter to be manifested (Hebrews 12:22).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Galatians 4:21-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Galatians 4:26

But the other covenant is derived from Jerusalem that is above, which is free — Like Sarah from all inward and outward bondage, and is the mother of us all — That is, all who believe in Christ, are free citizens of the New Jerusalem.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Galatians 4:26

But Jerusalem which is (e) above is free, which is the mother of us all.

(e) Which is excellent, and of great worth.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Jerusalem:

Psalms 87:3-6 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah. ... The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, [that] this [man] was born there. Selah.
Isaiah 2:2-3 And it shall come to pass in the last days, [that] the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. ... And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Isaiah 52:9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
Isaiah 62:1-2 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp [that] burneth. ... And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.
Isaiah 65:18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever [in that] which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
Isaiah 66:10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her:
Joel 3:17 So shall ye know that I [am] the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.
Micah 4:1-2 But in the last days it shall come to pass, [that] the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. ... And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
Revelation 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, [which is] new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and [I will write upon him] my new name.
Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Revelation 21:10-27 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, ... And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither [whatsoever] worketh abomination, or [maketh] a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

free:

Galatians 4:22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Romans 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
1 Peter 2:16 As free, and not using [your] liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

mother:

Song of Songs 8:1-2 O that thou [wert] as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother! [when] I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yea, I should not be despised. ... I would lead thee, [and] bring thee into my mother's house, [who] would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate.
Isaiah 50:1 Thus saith the LORD, Where [is] the bill of your mother's divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors [is it] to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.
Hosea 2:2 Plead with your mother, plead: for she [is] not my wife, neither [am] I her husband: let her therefore put away her whoredoms out of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts;
Hosea 2:5 For their mother hath played the harlot: she that conceived them hath done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give [me] my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink.
Hosea 4:5 Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night, and I will destroy thy mother.
Revelation 17:5 And upon her forehead [was] a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
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Ps 87:3. So 8:1. Is 2:2; 50:1; 52:9; 62:1; 65:18; 66:10. Ho 2:2, 5; 4:5. Jol 3:17. Mi 4:1. Jn 8:36. Ro 6:14, 18. Ga 4:22; 5:1. Php 3:20. He 12:22. 1P 2:16. Rv 3:12; 17:5; 21:2, 10.

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