Galatians 4:12-20New American Standard Bible (NASB)
12 I beg of you, brethren, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You have done me no wrong;13 but you know that it was because of a [a]bodily illness that I preached the gospel to you the [b]first time;14 and that which was a [c]trial to you in my [d]bodily condition you did not despise or [e]loathe, but you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus Himself.15 Where then is [f]that sense of blessing you had? For I bear you witness that, if possible, you would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me.16 So have I become your enemy by [g]telling you the truth?17 They eagerly seek you, not commendably, but they wish to shut you out so that you will seek them.18 But it is good always to be eagerly sought in a commendable [h]manner, and not only when I am present with you.19 My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you—20 but I could wish to be present with you now and to change my tone, for I am perplexed about you.
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