Galatians 4:11
New International Version
I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.

New Living Translation
I fear for you. Perhaps all my hard work with you was for nothing.

English Standard Version
I am afraid I may have labored over you in vain.

Berean Study Bible
I fear for you, that my efforts for you may have been in vain.

Berean Literal Bible
I fear for you, lest perhaps I have toiled for you in vain.

New American Standard Bible
I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain.

New King James Version
I am afraid for you, lest I have labored for you in vain.

King James Bible
I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.

Christian Standard Bible
I am fearful for you, that perhaps my labor for you has been wasted.

Contemporary English Version
I am afraid I have wasted my time working with you.

Good News Translation
I am worried about you! Can it be that all my work for you has been for nothing?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am fearful for you, that perhaps my labor for you has been wasted.

International Standard Version
I am afraid for you! I don't want my work for you to have been wasted!

NET Bible
I fear for you that my work for you may have been in vain.

New Heart English Bible
I am afraid for you, that I might have wasted my labor for you.

A Faithful Version
I am afraid for you, lest somehow I have labored among you in vain.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I fear lest I have labored among you for nothing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'm afraid for you. Maybe the hard work I spent on you has been wasted.

New American Standard 1977
I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain.

King James 2000 Bible
I am afraid for you, lest I have bestowed upon you labor in vain.

American King James Version
I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed on you labor in vain.

American Standard Version
I am afraid of you, lest by any means I have bestowed labor upon you in vain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am afraid of you, lest perhaps I have laboured in vain among you.

Darby Bible Translation
I am afraid of you, lest indeed I have laboured in vain as to you.

English Revised Version
I am afraid of you, lest by any means I have bestowed labour upon you in vain.

Webster's Bible Translation
I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labor in vain.

Weymouth New Testament
I am alarmed about you, and am afraid that I have perhaps bestowed labour upon you to no purpose.

World English Bible
I am afraid for you, that I might have wasted my labor for you.

Young's Literal Translation
I am afraid of you, lest in vain I did labour toward you.
Study Bible
Paul's Fears for the Galatians
10You are observing special days and months and seasons and years! 11I fear for you, that my efforts for you may have been in vain. 12I beg you, brothers, become like me, for I became like you. You have done me no wrong.…
Cross References
Galatians 4:10
You are observing special days and months and seasons and years!

Galatians 4:12
I beg you, brothers, become like me, for I became like you. You have done me no wrong.

Philippians 2:16
as you hold forth the word of life, in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.

Treasury of Scripture

I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed on you labor in vain.

am.

Galatians 4:20
I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you.

2 Corinthians 11:2,3
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ…

2 Corinthians 12:20,21
For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults: …

lest.

Galatians 2:2
And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.

Galatians 5:2-4
Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing…

Isaiah 49:4
Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.









Lexicon
I fear
φοβοῦμαι (phoboumai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5399: From phobos; to frighten, i.e. to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e. Revere.

for you,
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

[that]
μή (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

my efforts
κεκοπίακα (kekopiaka)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2872: From a derivative of kopos; to feel fatigue; by implication, to work hard.

for
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

may have been
πως (pōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4459: Adverb from the base of pou; an interrogative particle of manner; in what way?; also as exclamation, how much!

in vain.
εἰκῇ (eikē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1500: Without a cause, purpose; purposelessly, in vain, for nothing. Probably from eiko; idly, i.e. Without reason.
Verse 11. - I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain (φοβοῦμαι ὑμᾶς μήπῶς εἰκῆ κεποπίακα εἰς ὑμᾶς I am afraid of you, lest by any means 1 have bestowed labour upon you in vain. That is, this behaviour of yours makes me fear whether I may not have bestowed labour upon you fruitlessly. A similar construction of μή πως with an indicative occurs in 1 Thessalonians 3:5, Μή πως ἐπείρασεν ὑμᾶς ὁ πειράζων, "Fearing, whether the tempter may not have tempted you;" followed by the subjunctive, Καὶ εἰς κένον γένηται ὁ κόπος ἡμῶν, "And lest our labour should [in the as yet future result] prove to be for no good." This passage in the Thessalonians serves to illustrate the nature of the mischief, which, in the present case, the apostle feared might result. For one thing, there was the hurt, the perhaps fatal hurt, which the Galatian believers might themselves receive from that virtual renouncement of their spiritual inheritance which they now seemed to be foolishly making. But there was also the disappointment which would accrue to himself through the failure of his work among them: "For what," as he wrote to the Thessalonians, 1 Thessalonians 2:19, "is our hope, or crown of glorying? Are not even ye, before our Lord Jesus at his coming?" The same anticipated joy he speaks of in writing to the Philippians, as about to accrue to himself from the steadfastness of his converts: "That I may have whereof to glory in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain, neither labour in vain." This anticipation was a joy which he would fain not have wrested from him.
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