Galatians 4:13

“Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ye know how through infirmitie of the flesh, I preached the Gospel vnto you at the first.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but you know that it was because of a bodily illness that I preached the gospel to you the first time;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but ye know that because of an infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you the first time:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But you have knowledge that with a feeble body I was preaching the good news to you the first time;
- Basic English Bible

But ye know that in weakness of the flesh I announced the glad tidings to you at the first;
- Darby Bible

Ye know that in infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel to you at the first.
- Webster's Bible

And you know that in those early days it was on account of bodily infirmity that I proclaimed the Good News to you,
- Weymouth Bible

but you know that because of weakness of the flesh I preached the Good News to you the first time.
- World English Bible

But ye knowen, that bi infirmyte of fleisch Y haue prechid to you now bifore;
- Wycliffe Bible

and ye have known that through infirmity of the flesh I did proclaim good news to you at the first,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 4:13


4:13 I preached to you, notwithstanding infirmity of the flesh - That is, notwithstanding bodily weakness, and under great disadvantage from the despicableness of my outward appearance.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 4:13


Ga 4:13 Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel. The Revised Version is clearer: "Ye know that because of an infirmity of the flesh. . . ". Some fact, not explained to us, but well known to the Galatians, is referred to. It is implied that some physical weakness caused him to preach in Galatia the first time. Perhaps he was passing through and was stopped by an infirmity that prevented him from traveling. At the first. This implies he had preached there more than once. The Acts speak of two visits to Galatia (Ac 16:6 18:23).

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