), because the Spirit is so completely the active author of the Abba-invocation, that the man who invokes appears only as the organ of the Spirit. The sending of the Son of God (Galatians 4:4-5) b. Christ was born a man, and born under the law, to redeem such as were under the law, that we from being servants might be adopted as sons; and that this is your position is proved by your possession of His Spirit. The Holy Spirit so deeply sinks into the spirit of believers and so closely identifies himself with them that He prays in them and through them as their advocate. ], Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament. As a word of address Abba is not so much associated with infancy as it is with intimacy. The Syriac renders simply “Father, our Father.”. The aorist does not represent the fulness of the Spirit's outflow upon them, but the fact that the Spirit was sent into their hearts when they believed and were adopted. FATHER! τὸ πνεῦμα τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ] So Paul designates the Holy Spirit, because he represents the reception of the Spirit as the proof of sonship; for the Spirit of the Son cannot be given to any, who are of a different nature and are not also υἱοὶ θεοῦ. Korah and his company were consumed for affecting the priesthood, and presuming to offer incense to the Lord. f. 140. How earnestly should we hold fast the blessings thus accorded to us! on 2 Corinthians 3:17) dwells and rules livingly, really, and efficaciously (Galatians 2:20) in the children of God. In Hofmann’s view, Paul reminds his (Gentile) readers that they are for this reason sons, because God has done that act ἐξαπέστειλεν κ. τ. λ. But, as regards the thought also, the interpretation is unsuitable; for they are sons, etc., not because God has sent Christ, but because they have become believers in Him that was sent (Galatians 3:26; John 1:12); it is not that fact itself, but their faith in it, which is the cause of their sonship and of their reception of the Spirit; comp. “He knows in whom he has believed; and that he is both able and willing to keep that which he has committed to him.” He knows not, indeed, how God shall interpose for him, or when: but he is persuaded that “God will never leave him nor forsake him;” but “will make all things work together for his ultimate good,” and “cause his light and momentary afflictions to work out for him a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” Hence, without doubting of a happy issue to his afflictions, “he casts his care on God, who careth for him.”], 4. The appeal for them to drop their legalism (Galatians 4:8-31) a. For similar instances of a Greek word being repeated in Aramaic, or an Aramaic word in Greek, we may compare Revelation 9:11 : “The angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon;” Revelation 12:9 : “That old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan.” The Aramaic “Abba” appears in our word “abbot.”. The only sure evidence of being born of God, adopted into his family, and made heirs of the blessings of his kingdom, is the possession of a filial spirit towards our Father in heaven-a spirit of confidence, affection, submission, and obedience; connected with faith in Christ and a hearty reliance on him for salvation. For why should such a translation be made by Jesus in the garden, where no human ear heard Him, and by Paul when writing to the Romans of the Spirit of adoption? ὁ θεὸς τὸ πνεῦμα τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ. Thus are we brought to God in the relation of sons, and have all the benefits of children conferred upon us.]. This is not only affirmed in our text, but taken, as it were, for granted, and assumed as the ground of those further blessings which are bestowed upon us. The reading ὑμῶν might have been a conformation to the previous ἐστε. Legal hopes, legal fears, legal endeavours, are quite in consonance with our depraved hearts. 2. This opinion, so naturally suggested, cannot certainly apply to the individual address of the Saviour in Mark 14:36. Crying, Abba. Soph. Aug. gives a fanciful reason for the repetition: “Eleganter autem intelligitur non frustra duarum linguarum verba posuisse idem significantia propter universum populum, qui de Judæis et de Gentilibus in unitatem fidei vocatus est: ut Hebræum verbum ad Judæos, Græcum ad gentes, utriusque tamen verbi eadem significatio ad ejusdem fidei spiritusque unitatem pertineat.” And so Luther, Calvin, and Bengel. Proverbs 4:23). [Note: Robertson, 4:302. Be assured, that, in rejecting the salvation offered you in the Gospel, you are your own enemies: you rob yourselves of happiness, of which not all the universe could deprive you; and plunge yourselves into misery, which all the universe would be unable to entail upon you. Schoettgen is quoted by Lightfoot as giving a specimen of the title my lord, addressed in both Hebrew and Greek by a Jewish woman to a judge. In confirmation of the same view the ἐστε speaks, for it has the emphasis and not υἱοί, and the verb is that of actual present state. This quite possibly could have been Paul’s first letter. Here the Spirit being the main subject, is regarded as the agent, and the believer merely as His organ) Abba Father. Galatians 4:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Galatians 4:6, NIV: "Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, 'Abba, Father.'" Compare Mark 14:36, and Romans 8:15. For this we set forth all the wonders of redeeming love. But, though it partakes of all these things, it is in reality a system of privileges: it “takes men from the dunghill, to set them among princes;” and “translates them from the kingdom of darkness, into the kingdom of God’s dear Son.” Contemplate Christianity in this view; as taking “strangers and foreigners; and not only bringing them into the household of God,” but making them “sons and daughters of the Lord Almighty.” Well might St. John express his wonder, saying, “Behold, what manner of love is tills wherewith the Father hath loved us, that we should be called the sons of God!” Truly, this is the light in which we should view the Gospel; and this is the end for which we should receive its gracious declarations.]. Into your hearts—See note on Romans 8:26. Theol. And because ye are sons - By faith in Christ Jesus, being redeemed both from the bondage and curse of the law; God - the Father, called generally the first person of the glorious Trinity, hath sent forth the Spirit - the Holy Ghost, the second person of that Trinity, of his Son - Jesus Christ, the third person of the Trinity - crying, Abba, Father! The double appellation could only arise among a bilingual people, where certain native words were hallowed, and in moments of strong emotion were used along with their foreign equivalent. In Romans 8:16, the order of these is inverted, and the witness of the Spirit proves our sonship: but that does not affect the present passage, which must stand on its own ground. 2. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/galatians-4.html. And then, as believing Jews used another tongue in foreign countries, they appear to have felt the ὁ πατήρ to be cold and distant, so that, as to the Lord in His agony, the vernacular term impressed on the ear and heart of childhood instinctively recurred. DD. It is said in the Babylonian Gemara, a Jewish work, that it was not permitted slaves to use the title of Abba in addressing the master of the family to which they belonged. Galatians 4:1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, … And soon the phrase became a species of proper name, so that in heathen countries ᾿αββᾶ ὁ πατήρ passed into an authorized formula. Romans 8:9, πνεῦμα χριστοῦ, where participation in Him is said to be the necessary condition of belonging to Christ at all) into our hearts (as he changed from the third person to the first in the foregoing verse, so now from the second: both times from the fervour of his heart, wavering between logical accuracy and generous largeness of sympathy), crying (in Romans 8:15, it is ἐν ᾧ κράζομεν. Compare James 1:18. . 5 to redeem the subjects of the Law, so that we could receive adoption as sons.. 6 As you are sons, God has sent into our hearts the Spirit of his Son crying, 'Abba, Father';. Lest the Jews should claim the adoption as peculiar to them, the apostle tells them that these Gentiles were also sons; and in confirmation of that, he saith, that God had sent. See Erub. Used by Permission. ᾿εξαπέστειλεν ὁ θεὸς τὸ πνεῦμα τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ εἰς τὰς καρδίας ἡμῶν—“God sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts.” The authorities for the ὑμῶν of the Received Text are D3, E, K, L, Chrysostom, Theodoret, Augustine, the Vulgate, Coptic, and Syriac; while ἡμῶν has in its favour A, B, C, D1, F, א, with many of the fathers, such as Basil, Tertullian, Jerome, and Hilary. 6. If this is so, Paul wasn"t very spiritual because he had to work for a living; he had to walk long miles in the dust of the east. This whole idea of "dada" is part of the bringing down to man, the God of the universe. But stronger far is the Christian’s assurance of his title to heaven, and of his ultimate possession of it. From an enemy to God, he is made a friend and a son; and from serving God by constraint, as a slave, he comes to him with a spirit of adoption, as a beloved child. Hence we conclude that the Holy Ghost, although he be truly and properly God, is neither God the Father nor God the Son.” So also Mr. Locke: “He could not be called the Spirit of the Son any otherwise than as proceeding from the Son; so that it is evident he proceeds from the Father and the Son.”. p. 205). ῞οτι δέ ἐστε υἱοί. The "spirit" here referred to does not mean, as I:suppose: the Holy Spirit as such; nor the miraculous endowments of the Holy Spirit, but the spirit which made them like the Lord Jesus; the spirit by which they were enabled to approach God as his children, and use the reverent, and tender, and affectionate language of a child addressing a father. and afterwards instead of θεός; and people would not have said constantly ἀββᾶ ὁ πατήρ, but also ἀββᾶ ὁ θεός. 6And because you are children, God sent out the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, “Abba, Father!” “And because you are children, God sent out the Spirit of his Son into your hearts“ (v. 6a). Dr Swete thinks that if the double phrase is a reminiscence of the words used by our Lord it suggests that “the adopted children of God reveal their sonship in the same spirit of filial submission which marked the Only Son” (The Holy Spirit in the N.T. Paul never thought the gospel of free grace meant laziness in serving God. To refer the sending of the Spirit to the event of Pentecost (as Hofmann does), by which God caused His Spirit to initiate “a presence of a new kind” in the world, is entirely foreign to the connection; comp., on the contrary, Galatians 3:2, Galatians 5:14. ἐξαπέστειλεν ὁ θεὸς κ. τ. Ye are sons—As the minor does not cease to be a son upon attaining his majority. It is now used of the time of the gift of the Spirit. ὅτι δέ ἐστε υἱοί. Fritzsche’s view is, that the ἀββᾶ of prayer, which had through Christ’s use of it become sacred and habitual, was so frequently explained on the part of the teachers of the Gentile Christians, as of Paul, by the addition of ὁ πατήρ, that it had become a habit with these teachers to say, ἀββᾶ ὁ πατήρ. He prompts your prayers. Thus in all three passages it is expressive of the deepest feeling. Compare Romans 8:15-16, and notes. "Commentary on Galatians 4:6". The gift of the Spirit seems here to succeed the act of adoption, while in Romans 8:14-16 it is made to precede it. George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. ἐξαπέστειλεν., Galatians 4:4 note. Now, taking this view of Christianity, we must say, that it has been, and yet is, productive of incalculable good: for still, as well as in the apostolic age, God begets sons to himself by means of it; and “when they are made sons, he pours forth the Spirit of his Son into their hearts, crying, Abba, Father.”. Our relationship with God can be intimate rather than formal. The Expositor's Greek Testament. It is a cry of the heart, not a word spoken calmly with personal detachment and reserve, but a word we "call" or "cry out" (krazo).... ". See on Romans 8:9; Romans 8:14. 7 and so you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir, by God's own act. κύριος Κύριος ἀπἐστειλέν με καὶ τὸ πνεῦμα αὐτοῦ. “And that ye are sons.” The δέ introduces the statement, not, however, as opposed to what precedes, but as something yet different-a step in advance. ‘Father.’ The emphasizing combination of the familiar Hebrew with the corresponding Greek name was probably a liturgical formula among Hellenistic Jews and Christians. 7. (Witham). In opposition to this view, which is adopted by Hilgenfeld and Matthias, it has been objected by Fritzsche, ad Rom. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/galatians-4.html. GALATIANS 4:6. 1905. Romans 7:4. κράζον] The strong word expresses the matter as it was: with crying the deep fervour excited by the Spirit broke forth into appeal to the Father. Boldness to spread our wants before him—, [To the Jews there were many things which, however they might desire them, they dared not ask. 1685. Chase, Lord’s Prayer, p. 23). [Great as these blessings were, the Galatian Christians were soon prevailed on to abandon the possession of them, and to go back again to the bondage in which they had formerly been held. Salem Media Group. "The Bible Study New Testament". Crying; praying with strong desire and glowing fervor. ABBA! Author: Galatians 1:1 clearly identifies the apostle Paul as the writer of the epistle to the Galatians. In Romans 8:15, we read: ‘in whom we cry.’ Here the Spirit himself appears as praying, and the believer as the organ. He wants us rich in the heavenlies, yet some pastors are telling us to lay up stores here on earth. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. In the second place, the use of the Aramaic term must have arisen in the Jewish portion of the church, with whom it seems to have been a common form of tender address. An heir is not granted the rights of his inheritance while still a child. the Johannean discourses as to the self-revelation and the coming of Christ in the Paraclete. The Galatians reproved for departing from the great doctrine of justification alone, through faith in Christ. He would not have done this, if ye had not (through the υἱοθεσία) been υἱοί; thus the reception of the Spirit is the experimental and practical divine testimony to the sonship. I may be wrong, but I think "pater" is one of the terms that the Roman church uses of the Pope, certainly not a term they use like daddy! https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/galatians-4.html. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Now, I may step on toes here, but that is life in the theological scene. Comp. Abba, Father. Jn 7:37-39; Ac 2:38; 5:32; Ro 5:5; 8:11-17; 15:13; 2Co 1:22; 5:5; Ep 1:13-14; 3:16; 4:30) 2) To understand Paul's concern over the Galatians' observance of holy days (cf. Galatians 3:14. The same thing may be true here in Paul"s case. "Commentary on Galatians 4:6". And because ye are sons, God sent forth the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Privacy Policy   Terms of Use. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. ]; and that the nearer we came to God’s mercy-seat, the more certainly we should find acceptance with him. Footnotes. we--the Jews primarily, and inclusively the Gentiles also. (comp. God also sent the Holy Spirit to indwell believers and to motivate us to approach God. The relation which every true Christian bears to God—, Every Christian, from a rebel and an enemy, becomes “a son.”, In this we have the advantage of those under the law—, [The Jews, though God’s peculiar people, were not his sons, but his servants: or, if we call them his sons, (for doubtless he was a Father unto them,) still they were only as “minors, who differed very little from servants.” They were under severe and burthensome restraints: they had but a small portion of their inheritance in actual enjoyment; and they performed their duties altogether in a servile spirit [Note: ver. 3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: 4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. To show. Father! God sent forth the Spirit of his Son into our hearts. "Commentary on Galatians 4:6". But do not dishonour our blessed Lord by indulging such propensities as these: strive rather to get rid of them, and stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has made you free. Winer, § 66, 1; Demosthenes, contra Pantaen. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/galatians-4.html. . It follows as a part of his purpose of adoption that his children shall have the spirit of the Lord Jesus. For the thought compare Colossians 1:12 note on τῷ πατρί. All rights reserved. The parallel is exact; as His Son into the world, so the Spirit of His Son into our hearts. the analogy of the opposite case—the crying of the unclean spirits (Mark 1:26; Mark 9:26). The Spirit of His Son is a token of its adoption to every child, for it is the bond of union with Him who is “the first-born among many brethren.” That Spirit is sent into the “heart,” the central seat or organ of the inner life and power, which the Spirit of God's Son inhabits, and out of which He cries through us, Abba, Father. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Galatians 4:6 Parallel. ; Galatians 4:6 Aramaic for Father Copyright © 2019, GodTube.com. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. With these obvious and necessary distinctions, we may “ask what we will, and it shall be done unto us:” however wide we open our mouths, God will fill them. The same thing may be true here in Paul"s case." Paul’s purpose for writing the book of Galatians, scholars believe around A.D. 49, was to reveal that Paul’s apostleship was from Jesus Christ and not from men. Render then: Because moreover ye are sons (the stress on ἐστε is hardly to be urged: υἱοί ἐστε would certainly give a very strong emphasis on the noun: all we can say of ἐστε υἱοί, where so insignificant a word as a verb substantive is concerned, is that there is now no such strong stress on υἱοί, but that the whole fact, of the state of sonship having been brought in, and actually existing, is alleged) God sent forth (not, ‘hath sent forth’—see above) the Spirit of His Son (you being now fellows with that Son in the communion of the Spirit, won for you as a consequence of His atonement: called, Romans 8:15, πνεῦμα υἱοθεσίας, and ib. 1897. Though legally he owns the entire inheritance, he is subject to tutors and administrators until whatever date the father has set for emancipation. And the same disposition remains in us. [It is to bring you to this very blessedness that we preach unto you the Gospel of Christ. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/galatians-4.html. f. In vain: At the end of this section, Paul set a choice before the Galatians and before us. But there remains the question why Jesus used both in his prayer. See Schoettgen, Hor. ", ". Moreover, that the address in prayer ἀββᾶ ὁ πατήρ took its rise among the Greek Jewish-Christians, and first became habitual among them, is clear of itself on account of the Hebrew Abba. In Romans 8:15 it is, "wherewith we cry. In the lexicon it is mentioned that both words were used of God in prayer and in worship and used in great reverence, not great familiarity and endearment. The mission is first of the Son and then of the Spirit on the part of the Father, implying by the parallel language the personality of the Spirit. Akin to this explanation is another that the readiness of the bilingual Palestinian Church to use both Aramaic and Greek in prayer had spread to other countries. The position as free sons through God's Son (Galatians 4:4-6) a. (3) The aorist ἐξαπέστειλεν is against Meyer’s view—it would be in that case ἐξαπέσταλκεν. “Who shall separate him from his Father’s love?” He can look on the innumerable hosts of men and devils, and boldly defy them all [Note: Romans 8:34-39.]. The Spirit of his Son—Not merely in the rationalistic interpretation—”the temper of a true Christian”—but the divine Spirit indwelling. Galatians 4:1 "Now I say, [That] the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, … Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Was it not natural for both words to come to him in his hour of agony as in his childhood? It is the making of almighty God into Someone we can bond with, Someone we can relate to, and Someone that we can live with - not Someone that is high and lifted up, not Someone that is our Lord and Master, and not Someone that would be comfortable in the comforts of our wishy washy living style that is akin to the world, and not akin to the heavenlies. Bar-abbas. (See Note on Romans 8:15.) and grow in your knowledge of the Bible with videos highlighting On the surface, this sounds like a simple reference to God-fearing Israelites. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hmc/galatians-4.html. οὐ γὰρ ἂν ἐδυνήθημεν καλέσαι πατέρα, εἰ μὴ πρότερον υἱοὶ κατέστημεν. p. 14. If not sons of God, ye would not be the recipients of the Spirit of His Son. And so Thdrt., Thl., Ambr., Pel., Koppe, Flatt, Rückert, Schött., and Ellicott. Matthew 6:9, note. The conclusion for the believer (Galatians 4:7) 2. it would be presumptuous and daring beyond all propriety to address God as, "Most of the Jews knew both Greek and Aramaic. In Romans 8:15 the aspect of thought is, ἐν ᾧ κράζομεν ᾿αββᾶ, ὁ πατήρ; and in Galatians 4:26 of the same chapter it is said of the Spirit, ὑπερεντυγχάνει ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν. The nominative is used as the vocative. Galatians 2:18 note. Schaefer. The key personalities of this book are the Apostle Paul, Peter, Barnabas, Abraham, Titus, and false teachers. IF we were to judge by the exterior of men’s lives, we should be ready to think that Christianity had done but little hitherto for the world: for it must be confessed, that, of those who profess our holy religion, the greater part differ very little from heathens. God hath sent forth the Spirit, &c.— St. Paul uses the same argument of proving their sonship from having the Spirit, Romans 8:16 . κρᾶζον, i.e. κύριε ὁ κύριος ἡμῶν, Psalms 8:2), is not said, just as κύριε, κύριε, and the like. in Galatians 4:4 onward,—that ἐστὲ υἱοί is apodosis, and that the following ἐξαπέστ. This passage from Galatians 4 reflects on God’s sending of his Son in the context of a larger theological argument about what it means to be children of God and co-heirs with Christ. p. 340. Selden's explanation is, that the use of the name implies the change of a slave to a freeman; but the apostle is proving a different point-that of sonship or adoption. 21 Tell me, those of you who want to be under the law, don’t you hear the law? The Hebrew says, Abba, the Greek says, Father, both, Abba, Father; comp. The law was our guardian (Galatians 3:24-25), to watch over us when we were still “children.” The law’s effect on our corrupt nature was to … We can call Him "Daddy." Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, “Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit. Now, the acts of this person may be, in many respects, what they were before; so that one who looks only on the outward appearance, shall see no great difference between him and others: but God, who has made all this difference, discerns it; and appreciates the obedience that is paid to him, not according to the mere act, but according to the motive or principle from which it flows. xi. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/galatians-4.html. “Now he that hath wrought us for the self-same thing is God, “The Spirit of truth,” says he, “whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him.”. That is, Father; Christ taught us in prayer to call God our Father, he having made us his adoptive sons by his grace, and heirs of heaven. As long as the heir is a minor, he has no advantage over the slave. App-108. Kittel.] λ.] But these objections would only avail to confute our view, if it were maintained that ἀββᾶ had become in general a proper name of God (as was יהוה in the O.T. “For we have not received again the spirit of bondage to fear, “Every tongue shall make confession to my name.”, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, God hath sent the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, ὅτι τὸν χριστὸν ἐνεδυσάμεθα τὸν ὄντα υἱόν, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, κύριος Κύριος ἀπἐστειλέν με καὶ τὸ πνεῦμα αὐτοῦ, πνεῦμα υἱοθεσίας ἐν ᾦ κράζομεν Ἀββά ὁ πατήρ, John Eadie's Commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians and Philippians, ᾿εξαπέστειλεν ὁ θεὸς τὸ πνεῦμα τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ εἰς τὰς καρδίας ἡμῶν, ἐξαπέστειλεν ὁ θεὸς τὸ πνεῦμα τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ, "However, we oversentimentalize this word when we refer to it as mere baby talk and translate it into English as "daddy." 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