Galatians 4:12-14 The Passion Translation (TPT)
Paul’s Personal Appeal
12 Beloved ones, I plead with you, follow my example and become free from the bondage of religion. I once became as one of you,[a] a gentile, when I lived among you—now become free like me. When I first came to minister to you, you did me no wrong. I can’t believe you would do wrong to me now!
13 You are well aware that the reason I stayed among you to preach the good news was because of the poor state of my health.[b] 14 And yet you were so kind to me and did not despise me in my weakness,[c] even though my physical condition put you through an ordeal while I was with you.
Actually, you received me and cared for me as though I were an angel from God, as you would have cared for Jesus, the Messiah himself!