What then? (ti gar?). Sharp problem put up to Paul by the conduct of the Judaizers. Only that (plhn oti). Same idiom in Acts 20:23 . Plhn is adverb pleon (more besides). As a preposition plhn means "except." This essential thing Paul sees in spite of all their envy and selfishness that Christ is preached. Whether in pretence (eite propasei). Either from propainw, to shew forth, or prophmi, to speak forth, the ostensible presentation often untrue. See Acts 27:30 . Paul sees clearly through the pious pretence of these Judaizers and rejoices that people get some knowledge of Christ. Some Christ is better than no Christ. Yea, and will rejoice (alla kai carhsomai). Note affirmative, not adversative, use of alla. Volitive use of the future (second future passive) indicative (carhsomai) of cairw. Paul is determined to rejoice in spite of the efforts of the Judaizers to prod him to anger.