Galatians 4:12
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English Standard Version
Brothers, I entreat you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You did me no wrong.

King James Bible
Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye have not injured me at all.

American Standard Version
I beseech you, brethren, become as I am , for I also am become as ye are . Ye did me no wrong:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be ye as I, because I also am as you: brethren, I beseech you: you have not injured me at all.

English Revised Version
I beseech you, brethren, be as I am, for I am as ye are. Ye did me no wrong:

Webster's Bible Translation
Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye have not injured me at all.

Weymouth New Testament
Brethren, become as I am, I beseech you; for I have also become like you. In no respect did you behave badly to me.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Be as I am (γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ)

Better, become as I am; free from the bondage of Jewish ordinances.

I am as ye are (κἀγὼ ὡς ἐγώ)

Rather, I became. Supply ἐγενόμην or γέγονα. Become as I am, for I became a Gentile like you. Comp. Philippians 3:7, Philippians 3:8. For the phrase γινέσθαι ὡς to become as, see Matthew 6:16; Romans 9:29; 1 Corinthians 4:13; 1 Corinthians 9:20-22.

Ye have not injured me at all (οὐδέν με ἠδικήσατε)

This translation misses the force of the aorist, and conveys a wrong impression, that Paul, up to this time, had received no wrong at the hands of the Galatians. This was not true. The reference is to his earlier relations with the Galatians, and is explained by Galatians 4:13, Galatians 4:14. Rend. ye did not injure me at all. Ye did not injure me then, do not do so now.

Galatians 4:12 Parallel Commentaries

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Galatians 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter before them all, If you, being a Jew...

Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified to me...

Genesis 34:15 But in this will we consent to you: If you will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised;

1 Kings 22:4 And he said to Jehoshaphat, Will you go with me to battle to Ramothgilead? And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, I am as you are...

Acts 21:21 And they are informed of you, that you teach all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses...

1 Corinthians 9:20-23 And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law...

Philippians 3:7,8 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ...


2 Corinthians 2:5 But if any have caused grief, he has not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.

Cross References
2 Corinthians 6:11
We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open.

2 Corinthians 6:13
In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also.

Galatians 4:11
I am afraid I may have labored over you in vain.

Galatians 4:13
You know it was because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you at first,

Galatians 6:18
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.

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