But I would you should understand, brothers…
I. PAUL'S SORROWS. Persecuted — imprisoned — insulted.
II. PAUL'S JOYS. The progress of the gospel — the love, courage, and confidence of the brethren — the proclamation of Christ.
(J. Lyth, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;