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Galatians 4:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I am afraid of you, lest by any means I have bestowed labor upon you in vain.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labor in vain.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I am afraid of you, lest indeed I have laboured in vain as to you.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I am afraid of you—lest by any means, in vain, I should have toiled for you!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I am afraid of you, lest in vain I did labour toward you.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I am afraid of you, lest perhaps I have laboured in vain among you.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I am afraide of you, lest I haue bestowed vpon you labour in vaine.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— I am afraid, lest in vain I have laboured among you.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— I am afraid, lest I have labored among you in vain.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I am afraid 5399
{5399} Prime
φοβέω
phobeo
{fob-eh'-o}
From G5401; to frighten, that is, (passively) to be alarmed; by analogy to be in awe of, that is, revere.
z5736
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
of you, 5209
{5209} Prime
ὑμᾶς
humas
{hoo-mas'}
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
lest 3381
{3381} Prime
μήπως
mepos
{may'-pos}
From G3361 and G4458; lest somehow.
y4458
[4458] Standard
-πώς
-pos
{poce}
Adverb from the base of G4225; an enclitic particle of indefiniteness of manner; somehow or anyhow; used only in compounds.
I have bestowed y2872
[2872] Standard
κοπιάω
kopiao
{kop-ee-ah'-o}
From a derivative of G2873; to feel fatigue; by implication to work hard.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
upon y1519
[1519] Standard
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
you y5209
[5209] Standard
ὑμᾶς
humas
{hoo-mas'}
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
labour 2872
{2872} Prime
κοπιάω
kopiao
{kop-ee-ah'-o}
From a derivative of G2873; to feel fatigue; by implication to work hard.
z5758
<5758> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 516
x1519
(1519) Complement
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
x5209
(5209) Complement
ὑμᾶς
humas
{hoo-mas'}
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
in vain. 1500
{1500} Prime
εἰκῇ
eike
{i-kay'}
Probably from G1502 (through the idea of failure); idly, that is, without reason (or effect).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Galatians 4:8-11.


Galatians 4:11

_ _ lestGreek, “lest haply.” My fear is not for my own sake, but for yours.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Galatians 4:8-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Galatians 4:11

The apostle here, dropping the argument, applies to the affections, Galatians 4:11-20, and humbles himself to the Galatians, with an inexpressible tenderness.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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am:

Galatians 4:20 I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you.
2 Corinthians 11:2-3 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present [you as] a chaste virgin to Christ. ... But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
2 Corinthians 12:20-21 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and [that] I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest [there be] debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults: ... [And] lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and [that] I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.

lest:

Galatians 2:2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.
Galatians 5:2-4 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. ... Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
Isaiah 49:4 Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: [yet] surely my judgment [is] with the LORD, and my work with my God.
Acts 16:6 Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Philippians 2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
1 Thessalonians 3:5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.
2 John 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
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