Galatians 4:13
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English Standard Version
You know it was because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you at first,

King James Bible
Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.

American Standard Version
but ye know that because of an infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you the first time:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you know, how through infirmity of the flesh, I preached the gospel to you heretofore: and your temptation in my flesh,

English Revised Version
but ye know that because of an infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you the first time:

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye know that in infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel to you at the first.

Weymouth New Testament
And you know that in those early days it was on account of bodily infirmity that I proclaimed the Good News to you,

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Vincent's Word Studies

Ye know (οἴδατε δὲ)

The A.V. omits δὲ which is wanting in some Mss. Δὲ not oppositional as commonly explained: "Ye did not injure me, but on the contrary ye know, etc."; but introducing an explanation of ye did not injure me by reference to the fact that they might easily have been moved to do him wrong by the unfavorable circumstances under which he first preached the gospel to them (through infirmity of the flesh). The formulas οἶδα δὲ, οἴδαμεν δὲ, οἴδατε δὲ, are habitually used by Paul to introduce an explanation of what precedes, from a new point of view. See Romans 2:2; Romans 3:19; Romans 15:29; Philippians 4:15. The general sense therefore is: "Ye did not wrong me at all as you might easily have been moved to do; for (δὲ) you know in what an unfavorable light my infirmities placed me when I first came among you."

Through infirmity (δἰ ἀσθένειαν)

On account of infirmity. Referring to the fact that Paul, in his first journey, was compelled by sickness to remain in Galatia, and preached to the Galatians during this enforced sojourn. This fact made their kindly reception the more commendable.

At the first (τὸ πρότερον)

Either generally, at an earlier time than the present (as John 6:62; John 9:8; 1 Timothy 1:13), or the first time (as Hebrews 7:27). Here in the latter sense. Paul had visited the Galatians twice before he wrote this letter.

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through.

1 Corinthians 2:3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

2 Corinthians 10:10 For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

2 Corinthians 11:6,30 But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been thoroughly made manifest among you in all things...

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh...

2 Corinthians 13:4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him...

at.

Galatians 1:6 I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ to another gospel:

Acts 16:6 Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,

Cross References
Matthew 4:23
And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.

2 Corinthians 10:10
For they say, "His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account."

Galatians 4:12
Brothers, I entreat you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You did me no wrong.

Galatians 4:14
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.

Galatians 4:18
It is always good to be made much of for a good purpose, and not only when I am present with you,

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