Galatians 4:12
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New International Version
I plead with you, brothers and sisters, become like me, for I became like you. You did me no wrong.

King James Bible
Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye have not injured me at all.

Darby Bible Translation
Be as *I* [am], for *I* also [am] as *ye*, brethren, I beseech you: ye have not at all wronged me.

World English Bible
I beg you, brothers, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You did me no wrong,

Young's Literal Translation
Become as I am -- because I also am as ye brethren, I beseech you; to me ye did no hurt,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Be as I am - Thoroughly addicted to the Christian faith and worship, from the deepest conviction of its truth.

For I am as ye are - I was formerly a Jew, and as zealously addicted to the rites and ceremonies of Judaism as ye are, but I am saved from that mean and unprofitable dependence: "Be therefore as I am now; who was once as you now are." Others think the sense to be this: "Be as affectionate to me as I am to you; for ye were once as loving to me as I am now to you."

Ye have not injured me at all - I do not thus earnestly entreat you to return to your Christian profession because your perversion has been any loss to me, nor because your conversion can be to me any gain: ye have not injured me at all, ye only injure yourselves; and I entreat you, through the intense love I bear to you, as my once beloved brethren in Christ Jesus, to return to him from whom ye have revolted.

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Galatians 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter before them all, If you, being a Jew...

Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified to me...

Genesis 34:15 But in this will we consent to you: If you will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised;

1 Kings 22:4 And he said to Jehoshaphat, Will you go with me to battle to Ramothgilead? And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, I am as you are...

Acts 21:21 And they are informed of you, that you teach all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses...

1 Corinthians 9:20-23 And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law...

Philippians 3:7,8 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ...

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2 Corinthians 2:5 But if any have caused grief, he has not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.

Library
May 7. "I Travail in Birth Again Until Christ be Formed in You" (Gal. Iv. 19).
"I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you" (Gal. iv. 19). It is a blessed moment when we are born again and a new heart is created in us after the image of God. It is a more blessed moment when in this new heart Christ Himself is born and the Christmas time is reproduced in us as we, in some real sense, become incarnations of the living Christ. This is the deepest and holiest meaning of Christianity. It is expressed in Paul's prayer for the Galatians. "My little children, for whom I
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Adoption --The Spirit and the Cry
The divinity of each of these sacred persons is also to be gathered from the text and its connection. We do not doubt tee the loving union of all in the work of deliverance. We reverence the Father, without whom we had not been chosen or adopted: the Father who hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. We love and reverence the Son by whose most precious blood we have been redeemed, and with whom we are one in a mystic and everlasting union: and
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 24: 1878

The Gospel Message, Good Tidings
[As it is written] How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! T he account which the Apostle Paul gives of his first reception among the Galatians (Galatians 4:15) , exemplifies the truth of this passage. He found them in a state of ignorance and misery; alienated from God, and enslaved to the blind and comfortless superstitions of idolatry. His preaching, accompanied with the power of the Holy Spirit, had a great and marvellous effect.
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

How Can I Obtain Faith?
May the Spirit of God assist us while we meditate upon the way by which faith cometh. This shall be followed by a brief indication of certain obstructions which often lie in that way; and then we will conclude by dwelling upon the importance that faith should come to us by that appointed road. I. First, then, THE WAY BY WHICH FAITH COMES TO MEN. "Faith cometh by hearing." It may help to set the truth out more clearly, if we say, negatively, that it does not come by any other process than by hearing;--not
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 18: 1872

Cross References
2 Corinthians 6:11
We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you.

2 Corinthians 6:13
As a fair exchange--I speak as to my children--open wide your hearts also.

Galatians 4:11
I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.

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

Galatians 6:18
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.

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