Parallel Bible results for Galatians 4:12-20

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Galatians 4:12-20

RSV 12 Brethren, I beseech you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You did me no wrong; NIV 12 I plead with you, brothers, become like me, for I became like you. You have done me no wrong. RSV 13 you know it was because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you at first; NIV 13 As you know, it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you. RSV 14 and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received 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. RSV 15 What has become of the satisfaction you felt? For I bear you witness that, if possible, you would have plucked 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. RSV 16 Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth? NIV 16 Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? RSV 17 They make much of you, but for no good purpose; they want to shut you out, 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. RSV 18 For a good purpose it is always good to be made much of, 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. RSV 19 My little children, with whom I am again in travail until Christ be formed in you! NIV 19 My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you, RSV 20 I could wish to be present with you now and to 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!