The two covenants
the Holy Bible


For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. (4:22)

But he [who was] of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman [was] by promise. (4:23)

Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. (4:24)

For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. (4:25)

But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. (4:26)

For it is written, Rejoice, [thou] barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband. (4:27)

Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. (4:28)

But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him [that was born] after the Spirit, even so [it is] now. (4:29)

Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. (4:30)

So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free. (4:31)

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