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--
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.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
My little children (τεκνία μου)
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.
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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.
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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