Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

This is being said as an allegory, for these women represent two covenants. The one woman, Hagar, is from Mount Sinai, and her children are born into slavery.

New American Standard Bible

This is allegorically speaking, for these women are two covenants: one proceeding from Mount Sinai bearing children who are to be slaves; she is Hagar.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

These things are illustrations, for the women represent the two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai and bears children into slavery—this is Hagar.

A Conservative Version

Which things are allegorized, for these are two covenants, indeed one from mount Sinai giving birth for bondage, which is Hagar.

American Standard Version

Which things contain an allegory: for these women are two covenants; one from mount Sinai, bearing children unto bondage, which is Hagar.

Amplified

Now all this is an allegory; these [two women] represent two covenants. One covenant originated from Mount Sinai [where the Law was given] and bears [children destined] for slavery; this is Hagar.

An Understandable Version

This set of circumstances contains an illustration; for these two women [Hagar and Sarah] represent the two Agreements [between God and mankind]. The one [Agreement], given at Mount Sinai, represents Hagar, whose children became [the Israelites], enslaved under bondage [to the requirements of the law of Moses].

Anderson New Testament

These things are allegorized: for these women are the two covenants; the one from the Mount Sinai that brings forth for bondage, which is Hagar.

Bible in Basic English

Which things have a secret sense; because these women are the two agreements; one from the mountain of Sinai, giving birth to servants, which is Hagar.

Common New Testament

This is allegorically speaking, for these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai bearing children who are to be slaves; she is Hagar.

Daniel Mace New Testament

these things have an allegorical meaning: the two women signify the two covenants, the one from mount Sinai, which is represented by Agar, whose children were born in a state of servitude.

Darby Translation

Which things have an allegorical sense; for these are two covenants: one from mount Sinai, gendering to bondage, which is Hagar.

Goodspeed New Testament

This is an allegorical utterance. For the women are two agreements, one coming from Mount Sinai, bearing children that are to be slaves; that is, Hagar

John Wesley New Testament

Which things are an allegory; for these are the two covenants; one from mount Sinai, bearing children to bondage, which is Agar.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Which things are an allegory; for these women are the two covenants: the one from the Mount Sinai, which begat unto slavery, which is Hagar.

Julia Smith Translation

Which things are spoken figuratively: for these are the two covenants; one truly from mount Sinai, begetting to bondage, which is Agar.

King James 2000

Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from mount Sinai, which brings forth to bondage, which is Hagar.

Lexham Expanded Bible

which [things] are spoken allegorically, for these [women] are two covenants, one from Mount Sinai, bearing [children] for slavery, who is Hagar.

Modern King James verseion

which things are being allegorized; for these are the two covenants, one indeed from Mount Sinai bringing forth to slavery, which is Hagar.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Which things betoken mystery. For these women are two testaments, the one from the mount Sinai, which gendreth unto bondage, which is Hagar.

Moffatt New Testament

Now this is an allegory. The women are two covenants. One comes from mount Sinai, bearing children for servitude; that is Hagar,

Montgomery New Testament

Now all this is an allegory, for these women are the two covenants; one from Mount Sinai, which is Hagar bearing children into bondage

NET Bible

These things may be treated as an allegory, for these women represent two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai bearing children for slavery; this is Hagar.

New Heart English Bible

These things contain an allegory, for these are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children to slavery, which is Hagar.

Noyes New Testament

Which things are written allegorically; for these women are two covenants; the one from Mount Sinai, who beareth children into bondage, which is Hagar;

Sawyer New Testament

These things are allegorical, for those [women] are two covenants, one from Mount Sinai, bearing children for servitude, which is Hagar;

The Emphasized Bible

Which things, indeed, may bear another meaning; for, the same, are two covenants, - one, indeed, from Mount Sinai, into bondage, bringing forth, the which is Hagar, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Which things are allegorical; for these are the two covenants, the one from mount Sinai, gendering unto bondage, which is represented by Agar.

Twentieth Century New Testament

This story may be taken as an allegory. The women stand for two Covenants. One Covenant, given from Mount Sinai, produces a race of slaves and is represented by Hagar

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

All this is allegorical; for the women represent two Covenants. One has its origin on Mount Sinai, and bears children destined for slavery.

Williams New Testament

This is spoken as an allegory. For these women are two covenants, one coming from Mount Sinai, bearing children that are to be slaves;

World English Bible

These things contain an allegory, for these are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children to bondage, which is Hagar.

Worrell New Testament

Which things are an allegory; for these women are two covenants; one, indeed, from mount Sinai, bringing forth into servitude, which is Hagar

Worsley New Testament

Which things are figurative; for these persons are emblems of the two covenants, the one from mount Sinai, bringing forth children unto bondage, which is Hagar: for this name Hagar,

Youngs Literal Translation

which things are allegorized, for these are the two covenants: one, indeed, from mount Sinai, to servitude bringing forth, which is Hagar;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ὅστις ἥτις ὅ6τι 
hostis 
Usage: 112

are
ἐστί 
Esti 
εἰσί 
Eisi 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
are, be, were, have, not tr,
Usage: 585
Usage: 97

ἀλληγορέω 
Allegoreo 
be an allegory
Usage: 1

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

the
διαθήκη 
Diatheke 
Usage: 29

two
δύο 
Duo 
two, twain, both, two and two
Usage: 92

διαθήκη 
Diatheke 
Usage: 29

the one
εἷς 
heis 
one, a, other, some, not tr,
Usage: 188

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

the mount
ὄρος 
Oros 
Usage: 55

Σινᾶ 
sina 
Usage: 4

γεννάω 
Gennao 
Usage: 84

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

δουλεία 
Douleia 
Usage: 5

ὅστις ἥτις ὅ6τι 
hostis 
Usage: 112

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

Context Readings

Hagar And Sarah Represent Two Covenants

23 Now the slave woman's son was conceived through human means, while the free woman's son was conceived through divine promise. 24 This is being said as an allegory, for these women represent two covenants. The one woman, Hagar, is from Mount Sinai, and her children are born into slavery. 25 Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to present-day Jerusalem, because she is in slavery along with her children.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 10:11

These things happened to them to serve as an example, and they were written down as a warning for us in whom the culmination of the ages has been attained.

Genesis 16:3-4

Abram listened to Sarai's suggestion, so Abram's wife Sarai took her Egyptian servant, Hagar, and gave her as a wife to her husband Abram. This took place ten years after Abram had settled in the land of Canaan.

Genesis 16:8

"Hagar, servant of Sarai," he asked, "Where are you coming from and where are you going?" She answered, "I am running away from my mistress Sarai."

Genesis 16:15-16

Hagar eventually gave birth to Abram's son. Abram named his son whom Hagar bore Ishmael.

Genesis 21:9-13

Nevertheless, when Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian whom Hagar had borne to Abraham making fun of Isaac,

Genesis 25:12

Now this is what happened to Ishmael, whom Sarah's Egyptian servant Hagar bore for Abraham.

Deuteronomy 33:2

He said: "The LORD came from Sinai. Rising from Seir upon us, he shone forth from Mount Paran, accompanied by a myriad of his holy ones, with flaming fire from his right hand for them.

Ezekiel 20:49

Then I said, "O Lord GOD! They're saying about me, "Isn't he one to propound parables?'"

Hosea 11:10

They will go after the LORD, who will roar like a lion; and when he roars, the children will come trembling from the west.

Matthew 13:35

This was to fulfill what was declared by the prophet when he said, "I will open my mouth to speak in parables. I will declare what has been hidden since the creation of the world."

Luke 22:19-20

Then he took a loaf of bread, gave thanks, broke it in pieces, and handed it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. Keep on doing this in memory of me."

Romans 8:15

For you have not received a spirit of slavery that leads you into fear again. Instead, you have received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba! Father!"

1 Corinthians 10:4

and drank the same spiritual drink, for they drank from the spiritual rock that went with them. That rock was the Messiah.

Galatians 3:15-21

Brothers, let me use an example from everyday life. Once an agreement has been ratified, no one can cancel it or add conditions to it.

Galatians 4:25

Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to present-day Jerusalem, because she is in slavery along with her children.

Galatians 5:1

The Messiah has set us free so that we may enjoy the benefits of freedom. So keep on standing firm in it, and stop putting yourselves under the yoke of slavery again.

Hebrews 7:22

In this way, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant.

Hebrews 8:6-13

However, Jesus has now obtained a more superior ministry, since the covenant he mediates is founded on better promises.

Hebrews 9:15-24

This is why the Messiah is the mediator of a new covenant; so that those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance promised them, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the offenses committed under the first covenant.

Hebrews 10:15-18

The Holy Spirit also assures us of this, for he said:

Hebrews 11:19

Abraham was certain that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did get Isaac back in this way.

Hebrews 12:24

to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better message than Abel's.

Hebrews 13:20

Now may the God of peace, who by the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, the Great Shepherd of the sheep,

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