I told you often (pollaki elegon). Imperfect active, repetition in Paul s warnings to them. Even weeping (kai klaiwn). Deep emotion as he dictated the letter and recalled these recreant followers of Christ (cf. 2 Corinthians 2:4 ). The enemies of the cross of Christ (tou ecqrou tou staurou tou Cristou). Either the Judaizers who denied the value of the cross of Christ ( Galatians 5:11 ; Galatians 6:12Galatians 6:14 ) or Epicurean antinomians whose loose living gave the lie to the cross of Christ ( 1 John 2:4 ).