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Galatians 4:11

    Galatians 4:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I am in fear of you, that I may have been working for you to no purpose.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Galatians 4:11

    Vain - Empty; foolish; useless.

    Clarke's Commentary on Galatians 4:11

    I am afraid of you - I begin now to be seriously alarmed for you, and think you are so thoroughly perverted from the Gospel of Christ, that all my pains and labor in your conversion have been thrown away.

    Barnes' Notes on Galatians 4:11

    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?

    Wesley's Notes on Galatians 4:11

    4:11 The apostle here, dropping the argument, applies to the affections, Gal 4:11 - 20, and humbles himself to the Galatians, with an inexpressible tenderness.