Galatians 4:16

“Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Am I therefore become your enemie, because I tell you the trueth?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So then am I become your enemy, by telling you the truth?
- American Standard Version (1901)

So then am I no longer your friend, because I give you true words?
- Basic English Bible

So I have become your enemy in speaking the truth to you?
- Darby Bible

Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?
- Webster's Bible

Can it be that I have become your enemy through speaking the truth to you?
- Weymouth Bible

So then, have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?
- World English Bible

Am Y thanne maad an enemye to you, seiynge to you the sothe?
- Wycliffe Bible

so that your enemy have I become, being true to you?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Galatians 4:16

Ga 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy. Then, you were so devoted to me. Because I tell you the truth? Has the fact that I tell you the truth alienated you? It is probable that he refers to truth told on his second visit.

Discussion for Galatians 4

  • Larrion King
    Jesus say, Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy but to fulfil. Matthew 5:17. The Most High say For this is love of God that we keep his commandments and his commandments are not grievous. 1John 5:3
  • Vireen
    Just to add to what Scott said, being free from the Law also means not under its condemnation, and that can only happen when Christ is living in us, only Christ can bring freedom from the condemnation of the law.

  • Lilian
    Jesus came down to fullfill the Scriptures and for the Sinners and not for the Righteousness. By his Blood that shed for us our Sins are forgiven and we are pardoned. Jesus himself is the Word of God. John 1.1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Thanks to Jesus for making everything new. Our job now is to believe him that he is the Son of the Living God.
  • Scott
    Just have to add 1 more comment: However freedom from the Law does not make us lawless. Rather we are led by the Holy Spirit we are called to a loving relationship which bears the fruit of righteousness which is manifest in the fruit of the spirit
  • Scott
    Pauls writings are very clear and easy to understand. He is very repetitive with his message throughout Romans and Galatians. We are not saved by the laws of the old covenant, but by faith and only faith in Jesus Christ under the new covenant. Galatians 3:24-25 explains that the old covenant, the law, was for those in the era before Christ made the ultimate sacrifice for us. This does not do away with all the laws, for the many of the laws are now written on our spiritual hearts. However we cannot obtain salvation by keeping the laws. The laws we keep, we keep because we truly love and serve the Lord God Almighty. and the laws I'm speaking of are the laws that are written on our hearts. Many of them do line up with the hebrew laws, but not all the hebrew laws line up with those on our hearts. If the law was still in effect we would still be sacrificing animals to cover our sins. Now we have Christ that does not cover our sins but washes them away. Much of the weakening, confusion, and strife in the denominational churches today is caused from the legalism that Satan wants to shove on us as freed christians. If he can shackle us with fussing and feuding over stuff that really doesn't matter, then it distracts us from spreading the real message of the Gospel. The fact that Christ gave His life to provide us a way for the redemption of our sins.
  • Bro.Davis
    Paul's writings are hard to understand if you do not understand the "law" and what the "curse" of the law is. Being under the curse was when you broke the law or did not keep it. keeping the law was not a curse to you and the law in itself was not a curse to anyone. Paul is saying that the law must be kept to not be under the curse of the law. That the Messiah Yushua Jesus came to redeem those that were under the curse of the law which was "Sin". He did not come to take away the law, but came to take away the curse sin's of those that had not kept the law. He died for our sins to be taken away, not the law to be taken away as some may believe.

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