New American Standard Bible
I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain.
King James Bible
I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
Darby Bible Translation
I am afraid of you, lest indeed I have laboured in vain as to you.
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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I am afraid of you ... - I have fears respecting you. His fears were that they had no genuine Christian principle. They had been so easily perverted and turned back to the servitude of ceremonies and rites, that he was apprehensive that there could be no real Christian principle in the case. What pastor has not often had such fears of his people, when he sees them turn to the weak and beggarly elements of the world, or when, after having "run well," he sees them become the slaves of fashion, or of some habit inconsistent with the simplicity of the gospel?
LibraryThe Allegories of Sarah and Hagar
We shall attempt this morning to teach you something of the allegories of Sarah and Hagar, that you may thereby better understand the essential difference between the covenants of law and of grace. We shall not go fully into the subject, but shall only give such illustrations of it as the text may furnish us. First, I shall want you to notice the two women, whom Paul uses as types--Hagar and Sarah; then I shall notice the two sons--Ishmael and Isaac; in the third place, I shall notice Ishmael's conduct …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856
Luther -- the Method and Fruits of Justification
"For as Many as are Led by the Spirit of God, they are the Sons of God. For Ye have not Received the Spirit of Bondage
The Moral Reactions of Prayer
You observe days and months and seasons and years.
I beg of you, brethren, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You have done me no wrong;
holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.
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