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15 Where then is your sense of happiness[a] now? For I testify about you that if it were possible, you would have pulled out your eyes and given them to me! 16 So then, have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?[b]

17 They court you eagerly,[c] but for no good purpose;[d] they want to exclude you, so that you would seek them eagerly.[e]

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Footnotes

  1. Galatians 4:15 tn Or “blessedness.”
  2. Galatians 4:16 tn Or “have I become your enemy because I am telling you the truth?” The participle ἀληθεύων (alētheuōn) can be translated as a causal adverbial participle or as a participle of means (as in the translation).
  3. Galatians 4:17 tn Or “They are zealous for you.”
  4. Galatians 4:17 tn Or “but not commendably” (BDAG 505 s.v. καλῶς 2).
  5. Galatians 4:17 tn Or “so that you would be zealous.”

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