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13 And you know that I first[a] announced-the-good-news to you because of a weakness[b] of the flesh. 14 And you did not treat-with-contempt nor loathe your trial in-connection-with my flesh, but you welcomed me as an angel[c] of God, as Christ Jesus. 15 Where then is your blessedness[d]? For I testify concerning you that, if possible, you would have given your eyes to me, having torn them out!

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  1. Galatians 4:13 Or, formerly.
  2. Galatians 4:13 Or, sickness.
  3. Galatians 4:14 Or, messenger.
  4. Galatians 4:15 That is, your feeling of blessing in my work among you. You had it then!

13 As you know, it was because of an illness(A) that I first preached the gospel to you, 14 and 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.(B) 15 Where, then, is your blessing of me now? I can testify that, if you could have done so, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me.

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