(A)Then I said, ‘I have labored in vain,
I have spent my strength for nothing and in vain;
Yet surely my [a]just reward is with the Lord,
And my [b]work with my God.’ ”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 49:4 justice
  2. Isaiah 49:4 recompense

11 I am afraid for you, (A)lest I have labored for you in vain.

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For this reason, when I could no longer endure it, I sent to know your faith, (A)lest by some means the tempter had tempted you, and (B)our labor might be in vain.

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