Parallel Bible results for Galatians 4:12-20

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Galatians 4:12-20

NRS 12 Friends, I beg you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You have done me no wrong. NIV 12 I plead with you, brothers, become like me, for I became like you. You have done me no wrong. NRS 13 You know that it was because of a physical infirmity that I first announced the gospel to you; NIV 13 As you know, it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you. NRS 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. NIV 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. NRS 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. NIV 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. NRS 16 Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? NIV 16 Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? NRS 17 They make much of you, but for no good purpose; they want to exclude you, so that you may make much of them. NIV 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. NRS 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. NIV 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. NRS 19 My little children, for whom I am again in the pain of childbirth until Christ is formed in you, NIV 19 My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you, NRS 20 I wish I were present with you now and could change my tone, for I am perplexed about you. NIV 20 how I wish I could be with you now and change my tone, because I am perplexed about you!