But 1 we did not surrender to them 2 even for a moment, 3 in order that the truth of the gospel would remain with you. 4
Ac 15:2; Ga 2:14; Ga 3:1,2; Ga 4:16; Eph 1:13; Col 1:5; Col 2:4-8; 1Th 2:13; Jude 1:3
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1 tn Grk “slaves, nor did we…” Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, οὐδέ (oude) was translated as “But…even” and a new sentence started in the translation at the beginning of v. 5.
2 tn Or “we did not cave in to their demands.”
3 tn Grk “even for an hour” (an idiom for a very short period of time).
4 sn In order that the truth of the gospel would remain with you. Paul evidently viewed the demands of the so-called “false brothers” as a departure from the truth contained in the gospel he preached. This was a very serious charge (see Gal 1:8).