Gal. 4:27 KJV (With Strong’s)

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For
gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
it is written
grapho (Greek #1125)
to "grave", especially to write; figuratively, to describe
KJV usage: describe, write(-ing, -ten).
Pronounce: graf'-o
Origin: a primary verb
e, Rejoice
euphraino (Greek #2165)
to put (middle voice or passively, be) in a good frame of mind, i.e. rejoice
KJV usage: fare, make glad, be (make) merry, rejoice.
Pronounce: yoo-frah'-ee-no
Origin: from 2095 and 5424
, thou barren
steiros (Greek #4723)
"sterile"
KJV usage: barren.
Pronounce: sti'-ros
Origin: a contraction from 4731 (as stiff and unnatural)
that
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
bearest
tikto (Greek #5088)
to produce (from seed, as a mother, a plant, the earth, etc.), literally or figuratively
KJV usage: bear, be born, bring forth, be delivered, be in travail.
Pronounce: tik'-to
Origin: a strengthened form of a primary τέκω (tek'-o) (which is used only as alternate in certain tenses)
not
ou (Greek #3756)
the absolute negative (compare 3361) adverb; no or not
KJV usage: + long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but. See also 3364, 3372.
Pronounce: oo
Origin: οὐκ (ook), and (before an aspirate) οὐχ (ookh) a primary word
; break forth
rhegnumi (Greek #4486)
by implication, to convulse (with spasms); figuratively, to give vent to joyful emotions
KJV usage: break (forth), burst, rend, tear.
Pronounce: hrayg'-noo-mee
Origin: ῥήσσω (hrace'-so) both prolonged forms of ῥήκω (which appears only in certain forms, and is itself probably a strengthened form of ἄγνυμι (see in 2608)) to "break," "wreck" or "crack", i.e. (especially) to sunder (by separation of the parts; 2608 being its intensive (with the preposition in composition), and 2352 a shattering to minute fragments; but not a reduction to the constituent particles, like 3089) or disrupt, lacerate
and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
cry
boao (Greek #994)
to halloo, i.e. shout (for help or in a tumultuous way)
KJV usage: cry.
Pronounce: bo-ah'-o
Origin: apparently a prolonged form of a primary verb
, thou that
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
travailest
odino (Greek #5605)
to experience the pains of parturition (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: travail in (birth).
Pronounce: o-dee'-no
Origin: from 5604
not
ou (Greek #3756)
the absolute negative (compare 3361) adverb; no or not
KJV usage: + long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but. See also 3364, 3372.
Pronounce: oo
Origin: οὐκ (ook), and (before an aspirate) οὐχ (ookh) a primary word
: for
hoti (Greek #3754)
demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because
KJV usage: as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.
Pronounce: hot'-ee
Origin: neuter of 3748 as conjunction
the desolate hath
eremos (Greek #2048)
lonesome, i.e. (by implication) waste (usually as a noun, 5561 being implied)
KJV usage: desert, desolate, solitary, wilderness.
Pronounce: er'-ay-mos
Origin: of uncertain affinity
many
polus (Greek #4183)
(singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverbial, largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely
KJV usage: abundant, + altogether, common, + far (passed, spent), (+ be of a) great (age, deal, -ly, while), long, many, much, oft(-en (-times)), plenteous, sore, straitly. Compare 4118, 4119.
Pronounce: pol-oos'
Origin: including the forms from the alternate πολλός
more
mallon (Greek #3123)
(adverbially) more (in a greater degree)) or rather
KJV usage: + better, X far, (the) more (and more), (so) much (the more), rather.
Pronounce: mal'-lon
Origin: neuter of the comparative of the same as 3122
children
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
teknon (Greek #5043)
a child (as produced)
KJV usage: child, daughter, son.
Pronounce: tek'-non
Origin: from the base of 5098
than
e (Greek #2228)
disjunctive, or; comparative, than
KJV usage: and, but (either), (n-)either, except it be, (n-)or (else), rather, save, than, that, what, yea. Often used in connection with other particles. Compare especially 2235, 2260, 2273.
Pronounce: ay
Origin: a primary particle of distinction between two connected terms
she which
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
hath
echo (Greek #2192)
(used in certain tenses only) a primary verb; to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition)
KJV usage: be (able, X hold, possessed with), accompany, + begin to amend, can(+ -not), X conceive, count, diseased, do + eat, + enjoy, + fear, following, have, hold, keep, + lack, + go to law, lie, + must needs, + of necessity, + need, next, + recover, + reign, + rest, + return, X sick, take for, + tremble, + uncircumcised, use.
Pronounce: ekh'-o
Origin: σχέω (skheh'-o)
an husband
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
aner (Greek #435)
a man (properly as an individual male)
KJV usage: fellow, husband, man, sir.
Pronounce: an'-ayr
Origin: a primary word (compare 444)
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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections

Cross References

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Ministry on This Verse

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Rejoice.
barren.
desolate.
Ruth 1:11‑13• 11And Naomi said, Return, my daughters: why will ye go with me? Are there yet sons in my womb, that they could be your husbands?
12Return, my daughters, go; for I am too old to have a husband. If I should say, I have hope, should I even have a husband to-night, and should I also bear sons,
13would ye wait on that account till they were grown? Would ye stay on that account from having husbands? No, my daughters, for I am in much more bitterness than you; for the hand of Jehovah is gone out against me.
(Ruth 1:11‑13)
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Ruth 4:14‑16• 14And the women said to Naomi, Blessed be Jehovah who hath not left thee this day without one that has the right of redemption, and may his name be famous in Israel!
15And he shall be to thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age; for thy daughter-in-law who loves thee, who is better to thee than seven sons, has borne him.
16And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse to it.
(Ruth 4:14‑16)
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2 Sam. 13:20• 20And Absalom her brother said to her, Has Amnon thy brother been with thee? and now, my sister, be still: he is thy brother; take not this thing to heart. And Tamar remained, and that desolate, in her brother Absalom's house. (2 Sam. 13:20)
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Isa. 49:21• 21And thou shalt say in thy heart, Who hath borne me these, seeing I had lost my children and was desolate, an exile, and driven about? and who hath brought up these? behold, I was left alone; these, where were they? (Isa. 49:21)
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1 Tim. 5:5• 5Now she who is a widow indeed, and is left alone, has put her hope in God, and continues in supplications and prayers night and day. (1 Tim. 5:5)
 Verse 27 presents some difficulty to many minds, because it is generally confounded with Hagar and Sarah. But it is a separate consideration, suggested by the idea of Jerusalem above. The verse is a quotation from Isaiah 54, which celebrates the joy and glory of the earthly Jerusalem at the beginning of the millennium. The Apostle quotes it to show that Jerusalem had more children during the time of her desolation than when she had a husband. In the millennium Jehovah, the Lord, will be her husband. He had been so before. At present she is desolate, she bears not. Nevertheless there are more children than previously when she was married. Such were the marvelous ways of God. All Christians are reckoned, when earth takes its course again, as the children of Jerusalem, but of Jerusalem with no husband and desolate, so that the Galatians were not to own it as if God did still. (Galatians 4 by J.N. Darby)
 The prophet Isaiah is quoted to show that, during the time of her desolation, there will be more children than when the city was owned as God's earthly center. Does this not show that the very city which proved man's guilt became the place from which the gospel of the grace of God went out to all the world? (Galatians 4 by H. Smith)
 Does this not show that the very city which proved man's guilt became the place from which the gospel of the grace of God went out to all the world? The apostles were told by the Lord, "that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His Name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem" (Luke 24:47). (Galatians 4 by H. Smith)

J. N. Darby Translation

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For it is writtene, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break out and cry, thou that travailest not; because the children of the desolate are more numerous than those of her that has a husband.

JND Translation Notes

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See Isa. 54.1.

W. Kelly Translation

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for it is written, “Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break out and cry, thou that travailest not; for the children of the desolate are many more than of her that hath the husband.”