Galatians 4:9
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New International Version
But now that you know God--or rather are known by God--how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable forces? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again?


New American Standard Bible
But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again?


King James Bible
But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?


Holman Christian Standard Bible
But now, since you know God, or rather have become known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and bankrupt elemental forces? Do you want to be enslaved to them all over again?


International Standard Version
But now that you know God, or rather have been known by God, how can you turn back again to those powerless and bankrupt basic principles? Why do you want to become their slaves all over again?


American Standard Version
but now that ye have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how turn ye back again to the weak and beggarly rudiments, whereunto ye desire to be in bondage over again?


Douay-Rheims Bible
But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known by God: how turn you again to the weak and needy elements, which you desire to serve again?


Darby Bible Translation
but now, knowing God, but rather being known by God, how do ye turn again to the weak and beggarly principles to which ye desire to be again anew in bondage?


Young's Literal Translation
and now, having known God -- and rather being known by God -- how turn ye again unto the weak and poor elements to which anew ye desire to be in servitude?
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Context
Paul's Concern for the Galatians

8However, then, when you knew not God, you did service to them which by nature are no gods. 9But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto you desire again to be in bondage? 10You observe days, and months, and times, and years. 11I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed on you labor in vain. 12Brothers, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as you are: you have not injured me at all. 13You know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel to you at the first. 14And my temptation which was in my flesh you despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus. 15Where is then the blessedness you spoke of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, you would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me. 16Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? 17They zealously affect you, but not well; yes, they would exclude you, that you might affect them. 18But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you. 19My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you, 20I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you.
Cross References
1 Corinthians 8:3
But if any man love God, the same is known of him.


2 Corinthians 11:20
For you suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.


Galatians 4:3
Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:


Colossians 2:20
Why if you be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are you subject to ordinances,


Treasury of Scripture

But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto you desire again to be in bondage?

ye have.

1 Kings 8:43 Hear you in heaven your dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calls to you for...

1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind...

Psalm 9:10 And they that know your name will put their trust in you: for you, LORD, have not forsaken them that seek you.

Proverbs 2:5 Then shall you understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

Jeremiah 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me...

Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

Matthew 11:27 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save the Son...

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts...

Ephesians 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory...

2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ...

1 John 2:3,4 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments...

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true...

are known.

Exodus 33:17 And the LORD said to Moses, I will do this thing also that you have spoken: for you have found grace in my sight...

Psalm 1:6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

John 10:14,27 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine...

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son...

1 Corinthians 8:3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And...

how.

Galatians 3:3 Are you so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh?

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh...

Colossians 2:20-23 Why if you be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are you subject to ordinances...

Hebrews 7:18 For there is truly a cancellation of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

again. or, back.

Hebrews 10:38,39 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him...

elements. or, rudiments.

Galatians 4:3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:

Strong's Concordance
But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
Topical Bible
Anew Beggarly Bondage Desire Desiring Elemental Elements Enslaved Feeble However Miserable Notions Poor Principles Rather Rudimentary Rudiments Servants Servitude Slaves Spirits Truly Turn Turning Weak Whereunto Willing Wish Worthless
Resources
Galatians Chapter 4 Verse 9

Alphabetical: again all and are back be But by come desire Do elemental enslaved God have how is it know known miserable now or over principles rather that the them things those to turn turning weak which wish worthless you

NT Letters: Galatians 4:9 But now that you have come (Gal. Ga)
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