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Galatians 4:12-20 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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12 Friends, I beg you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You have done me no wrong. 12 I plead with you, brothers, become like me, for I became like you. You have done me no wrong.
13 You know that it was because of a physical infirmity that I first announced the gospel to you; 13 As you know, it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you.
14 though my condition put you to the test, you did not scorn or despise me, but welcomed me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus. 14 Even though my illness was a trial to you, you did not treat me with contempt or scorn. Instead, you welcomed me as if I were an angel of God, as if I were Christ Jesus himself.
15 What has become of the goodwill you felt? For I testify that, had it been possible, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me. 15 What has happened to all your joy? I can testify that, if you could have done so, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me.
16 Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? 16 Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?
17 They make much of you, but for no good purpose; they want to exclude you, so that you may make much of them. 17 Those people are zealous to win you over, but for no good. What they want is to alienate you [from us], so that you may be zealous for them.
18 It is good to be made much of for a good purpose at all times, and not only when I am present with you. 18 It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good, and to be so always and not just when I am with you.
19 My little children, for whom I am again in the pain of childbirth until Christ is formed in you, 19 My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you,
20 I wish I were present with you now and could change my tone, for I am perplexed about you. 20 how I wish I could be with you now and change my tone, because I am perplexed about you!