Galatians 4:19
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English Standard Version
my little children, for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you!

King James Bible
My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,

American Standard Version
My little children, of whom I am again in travail until Christ be formed in you--

Douay-Rheims Bible
My little children, of whom I am in labour again, until Christ be formed in you.

English Revised Version
My little children, of whom I am again in travail until Christ be formed in you,

Webster's Bible Translation
My little children, of whom I travail in birth again, until Christ be formed in you,

Weymouth New Testament
you for whom I am again, as it were, undergoing the pains of childbirth, until Christ is fully formed within you.

Galatians 4:19 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

My little children (τεκνία μου)

Only here in Paul, but often in John. See John 13:33; 1 John 2:1, 1 John 2:12, 1 John 2:28; 1 John 3:7, 1 John 3:18, etc. See on Galatians 3:26.

I travail in birth again (πάλιν ὠδίνω)

Better as Rev. of whom I am again in travail. Ὡδίνω only here and Revelation 12:2. Galatians 4:27 is a quotation. The metaphorical use of the word is frequent in O.T. See Psalm 7:14; Sir. 19:11; 31:5; 43:17; Micah 4:10; Isaiah 26:18; Isaiah 66:8. Paul means that he is for the second time laboring and distressed for the Galatian converts, with the same anguish which attended his first efforts for their conversion. The metaphor of begetting children in the gospel is found in 1 Corinthians 4:15; Plm 1:10. It was a Jewish saying: "If one teaches the son of his neighbor the law, the Scripture reckons this the same as though he had begotten him."

Until Christ be formed in you (μέχρις οὗ μορφωθῇ Χριστὸς ἐν ὑμῖν)

The forming of Christ in them, their attainment of the complete inner life of Christians, is the object of the new birth. By their relapse they have retarded this result and renewed Paul's spiritual travail. The verb μορφοῦν N.T.o. The idea under different aspects is common. See Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:16; 1 Corinthians 6:15; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 3:17; Colossians 1:27.

Galatians 4:19 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

little.

1 Corinthians 4:14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

1 Timothy 1:2 To Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

Titus 1:4 To Titus, my own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

Philemon 1:10 I beseech you for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:

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James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

1 John 2:1,12 My little children, these things write I to you, that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father...

1 John 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

of.

Numbers 11:11,12 And Moses said to the LORD, Why have you afflicted your servant? and why have I not found favor in your sight...

Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many...

Luke 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

Philippians 1:8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 2:17 Yes, and if I be offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.

Colossians 2:1 For I would that you knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea...

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers...

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh...

Revelation 12:1,2 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet...

Christ.

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son...

Romans 13:14 But put you on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.

Ephesians 4:24 And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you...

Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:15
For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

2 Corinthians 12:14
Here for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be a burden, for I seek not what is yours but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

Ephesians 4:13
until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,

1 Thessalonians 2:7
But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.

1 John 2:1
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

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