12 Brothers,[a] (A)I entreat you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. (B)You did me no wrong. 13 You know it was (C)because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you (D)at first, 14 and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me (E)as an angel of God, (F)as Christ Jesus. 15 What then has become of your blessedness? For I testify to you that, if possible, you would have gouged out your eyes and given them to me. 16 Have I then become your enemy by (G)telling you the truth?[b] 17 They make much of you, but for no good purpose. They want to shut you out, that you may make much of them. 18 It is always good to be made much of for a good purpose, and (H)not only when I am present with you, 19 (I)my little children, (J)for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ (K)is formed in you! 20 I wish I could be present with you now and change my tone, for I am perplexed about you.

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Footnotes

  1. Galatians 4:12 Or Brothers and sisters; also verses 28, 31
  2. Galatians 4:16 Or by dealing truthfully with you

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