Galatians 4:2

But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
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Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
Governors. Stewards who administer his property. Until the time appointed. The prescribed day when the power of the tutor came to an end, i.e, the date when the heir was twenty five years of age, which in many places is the age of majority.


AD 420
“Guardians and trustees” could be taken as the prophets, by whose words we were made ready, day by day, for the coming of the Savior, just as the law of Moses is described above as a custodian…. Or the phrase could be taken to refer to priests and princes, who then held power over the people and are now a reflection of God’s purpose. People are correctly said to live under tutors and overseers when, having the spirit of fear, they have not yet deserved to receive the spirit of freedom and adoption. For the age of infancy feels dread in relation to sin, fears its custodian and does not believe in its own freedom, even if it is sovereign by nature.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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