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Galatians 4:17-18


4:17 They court you eagerly, 1  but for no good purpose; 2  they want to exclude you, so that you would seek them eagerly. 3  4:18 However, it is good 4  to be sought eagerly 5  for a good purpose 6  at all times, and not only when I am present with you.

1 tn Or “They are zealous for you.”

2 tn Or “but not commendably” (BDAG 505 s.v. καλῶς 2).

3 tn Or “so that you would be zealous.”

4 tn Or “commendable.”

5 tn Or “to be zealous.”

6 tn Grk “But it is always good to be zealous in good.”

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