4:11 I fear for you that my work for you may have been in vain.
4:19 My children – I am again undergoing birth pains until Christ is formed in you! 1 4:20 I wish I could be with you now and change my tone of voice, 2 because I am perplexed about you.
1 tn Grk “My children, for whom I am again undergoing birth pains until Christ is formed in you.” The relative clauses in English do not pick up the emotional force of Paul’s language here (note “tone of voice” in v. 20, indicating that he is passionately concerned for them); hence, the translation has been altered slightly to capture the connotative power of Paul’s plea.
sn That is, until Christ’s nature or character is formed in them (see L&N 58.4).
2 tn Grk “voice” or “tone.” The contemporary English expression “tone of voice” is a good approximation to the meaning here.