Galatians 4:17
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English Standard Version
They make much of you, but for no good purpose. They want to shut you out, that you may make much of them.

King James Bible
They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.

American Standard Version
They zealously seek you in no good way; nay, they desire to shut you out, that ye may seek them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They are zealous in your regard not well: but they would exclude you, that you might be zealous for them.

English Revised Version
They zealously seek you in no good way; nay, they desire to shut you out, that ye may seek them.

Webster's Bible Translation
They zealously affect you, but not well; for, they would exclude you, that ye may affect them.

Weymouth New Testament
These men pay court to you, but not with honourable motives. They want to exclude you, so that you may pay court to them.

Galatians 4:17 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

They zealously affect you (ζηλοῦσιν ὑμᾶς)

They are zealously paying you court in order to win you over to their side. Affect, in this sense, is obsolete. It is from affectare, to strive after, earnestly desire. So Shaks. Tam. of Shr. I. i. 40:

"In brief, sir, study what you most affect."

Ben Johnson, Alchem. iii.:2:

"Pray him aloud to name what dish he affects."

As a noun, desire. So Chaucer, Troil. and Cress. iii.:1391:

"As Crassus dide for his affectis wronge" (his wrong desires).

Comp. 1 Corinthians 12:31; 1 Corinthians 14:1.

Not well (οὐ καλῶς)

Not in an honorable way.

Nay (ἀλλὰ)

So far from dealing honorably.

They would exclude you (ἐκκλεῖσαι ὑμᾶς θέλουσιν)

From other teachers who do not belong to their party - those of anti-Judaising views who formed the sounder part of the church.

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Galatians 4:17 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

zealously.

Galatians 6:12,13 As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised...

Matthew 23:15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made...

Romans 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly...

1 Corinthians 11:2 Now I praise you, brothers, that you remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.

2 Corinthians 11:3,13-15 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety...

Philippians 2:21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.

2 Peter 2:3,18 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not...

exclude you. or, exclude us.

1 Corinthians 4:8,18 Now you are full, now you are rich, you have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God you did reign...

Cross References
Galatians 4:16
Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth?

Galatians 4:18
It is always good to be made much of for a good purpose, and not only when I am present with you,

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