Galatians 4:14
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
But even though my condition tempted you to reject me, you did not despise me or turn me away. No, you took me in and cared for me as though I were an angel from God or even Christ Jesus himself.

English Standard Version
and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus.

Berean Study Bible
And although my illness was a trial to you, you did not despise me or reject me. Instead, you welcomed me as if I were an angel of God, as if I were Christ Jesus himself.

Berean Literal Bible
And of your test in my flesh, you did not despise me nor reject me with contempt, but you received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

New American Standard Bible
and that which was a trial to you in my bodily condition you did not despise or loathe, but you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus Himself.

King James Bible
And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You did not despise or reject me though my physical condition was a trial for you. On the contrary, you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus Himself.

International Standard Version
Even though my condition put you to the test, you did not despise or reject me. On the contrary, you welcomed me as if I were an angel of God, or as if I were the Messiah Jesus.

NET Bible
and though my physical condition put you to the test, you did not despise or reject me. Instead, you welcomed me as though I were an angel of God, as though I were Christ Jesus himself!

New Heart English Bible
and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not despise nor reject; but you received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you did not ridicule, neither did you loathe the trial of my flesh, but you received me as an Angel of God and as Yeshua The Messiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even though my illness was difficult for you, you didn't despise or reject me. Instead, you welcomed me as if I were God's messenger or Christ Jesus himself.

New American Standard 1977
and that which was a trial to you in my bodily condition you did not despise or loathe, but you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus Himself.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And my affliction which was in my flesh ye did not despise, nor reject but ye received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

King James 2000 Bible
And my trial which was in my flesh you despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

American King James Version
And my temptation which was in my flesh you despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

American Standard Version
and that which was a temptation to you in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but ye received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You despised not, nor rejected: but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

Darby Bible Translation
and my temptation, which [was] in my flesh, ye did not slight nor reject with contempt; but ye received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus.

English Revised Version
and that which was a temptation to you in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but ye received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

Webster's Bible Translation
And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

Weymouth New Testament
and yet the bodily infirmity which was such a trial to you, you did not regard with contempt or loathing, but you received me as if I had been an angel of God or Christ Jesus Himself!

World English Bible
That which was a temptation to you in my flesh, you didn't despise nor reject; but you received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

Young's Literal Translation
and my trial that is in my flesh ye did not despise nor reject, but as a messenger of God ye did receive me -- as Christ Jesus;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:12-18 The apostle desires that they would be of one mind with him respecting the law of Moses, as well as united with him in love. In reproving others, we should take care to convince them that our reproofs are from sincere regard to the honour of God and religion and their welfare. The apostle reminds the Galatians of the difficulty under which he laboured when he first came among them. But he notices, that he was a welcome messenger to them. Yet how very uncertain are the favour and respect of men! Let us labour to be accepted of God. You once thought yourselves happy in receiving the gospel; have you now reason to think otherwise? Christians must not forbear speaking the truth, for fear of offending others. The false teachers who drew the Galatians from the truth of the gospel were designing men. They pretended affection, but they were not sincere and upright. An excellent rule is given. It is good to be zealous always in a good thing; not for a time only, or now and then, but always. Happy would it be for the church of Christ, if this zeal was better maintained.
Study Bible
Paul's Fears for the Galatians
13You know that it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you. 14And although my illness was a trial to you, you did not despise me or reject me. Instead, you welcomed me as if I were an angel of God, as if I were Christ Jesus himself. 15What then has become of your blessing? For I can testify that, if it were possible, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me.…
Cross References
Matthew 10:40
He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives the One who sent Me.

Luke 10:16
Whoever listens to you listens to Me; whoever rejects you rejects Me; and whoever rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me."

John 13:20
Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever receives the one I send receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives the One who sent Me."

Galatians 3:26
You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:28
There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 4:13
You know that it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you.

Galatians 4:15
What then has become of your blessing? For I can testify that, if it were possible, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me.

1 Thessalonians 2:13
And we continually thank God that in receiving the word of God from us, you did not accept it as the word of men, but as the true word of God. And this is the word which is now at work in you who believe.
Treasury of Scripture

And my temptation which was in my flesh you despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

ye.

Galatians 4:13 You know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel …

Job 12:5 He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the …

Psalm 119:141 I am small and despised: yet do not I forget your precepts.

Ecclesiastes 9:16 Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor …

Isaiah 53:2,3 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root …

1 Corinthians 1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has …

1 Corinthians 4:10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are …

1 Thessalonians 4:8 He therefore that despises, despises not man, but God, who has also …

an angel.

2 Samuel 14:17 Then your handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be …

2 Samuel 19:27 And he has slandered your servant to my lord the king; but my lord …

Zechariah 12:8 In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and …

Malachi 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek …

Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained …

as Christ.

Matthew 10:40 He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives …

Matthew 18:5 And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me.

Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch …

Luke 10:16 He that hears you hears me; and he that despises you despises me; …

John 13:20 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that receives whomsoever I send receives …

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech …

1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you …

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