New International Version
You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth?
King James Bible
Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
Darby Bible Translation
Ye ran well; who has stopped you that ye should not obey the truth?
World English Bible
You were running well! Who interfered with you that you should not obey the truth?
Young's Literal Translation
Ye were running well; who did hinder you -- not to obey the truth?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye did run well - Ye once had the faith that worked by love - ye were genuine, active, useful Christians.
Who doth hinder - Who prevented you from continuing to obey the truth? Ye could only be turned aside by your own consent. St. Paul here, as in 1 Corinthians 9:24 (note), compares Christianity to a race. See the notes on the above text.
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