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.1
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It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good, and to be so always and not just when I am with you.2
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My dear children,3 for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you,4
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how I wish I could be with you now and change my tone, because I am perplexed about you!
Tell me, you who want to be under the law,5 are you not aware of what the law says?
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