But at that time [when you]a did not know God, you were enslaved to the things which by nature are not gods.
But now, [because you] have come to know God, or rather have come to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and miserable elemental spirits? Do you want to be enslaved to themb all over again?
You carefully observe days and months and seasons and years.
I am afraid [for] you, lest perhaps I have labored for you in vain!
I ask you, brothers, become like me, because I also [have become] like you. You have done me no [wrong]!