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,
Galatians 4:12 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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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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.
I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.
As you know, it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you,
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.
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