New International Version
As you know, it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you,
King James Bible
Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.
Darby Bible Translation
But ye know that in weakness of the flesh I announced the glad tidings to you at the first;
World English Bible
but you know that because of weakness of the flesh I preached the Good News to you the first time.
Young's Literal Translation
and ye have known that through infirmity of the flesh I did proclaim good news to you at the first,
Galatians 4:13 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye know how through infirmity - The apostle seems to say that he was much afflicted in body when he first preached the Gospel to them. And is this any strange thing, that a minister, so laborious as St. Paul was, should be sometimes overdone and overcome by the severity of his labors? Surely not. This might have been only an occasional affliction, while laboring in that part of Asia Minor; and not a continual and incurable infirmity, as some have too hastily conjectured.
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Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.
2 Corinthians 10:10
For some say, "His letters are weighty and forceful, but in person he is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing."
I plead with you, brothers and sisters, become like me, for I became like you. You did me no wrong.
and even though my illness was a trial to you, you did not treat me with contempt or scorn. Instead, you welcomed me as if I were an angel of God, as if I were Christ Jesus himself.
It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good, and to be so always, not just when I am with you.
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