English Standard Version
Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth?
King James Bible
Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
American Standard Version
So then am I become your enemy, by telling you the truth?
Am I then become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
English Revised Version
So then am I become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
Webster's Bible Translation
Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?
Weymouth New Testament
Can it be that I have become your enemy through speaking the truth to you?
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Better, so then: seeing that your love for me has waned.
Your enemy (ἐχθρὸς ὑμῶν)
Ἐχθρὸς enemy, in an active sense, as is shown by the next clause. Not passive, an object of hatred, which would have the pronoun in the dative.
Because I tell you the truth (ἀληθεύων ὑμῖν)
Ἀληθεύειν, only here and Ephesians 4:15, means to speak the truth or to deal truly. The present participle refers to the same time as γέγονα I am become, the time of his second visit. The clause is usually construed as interrogative (A.V.). It is rather a direct statement with a slight interrogative suggestion. "So then, I am become your enemy, am I."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
They hate him who reproves in the gate, and they abhor him who speaks the truth.
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.
They make much of you, but for no good purpose. They want to shut you out, that you may make much of them.
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