Galatians 4:18

“But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But it is good to bee zealously affected alwayes in a good thing, and not onely when I am present with you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But it is good always to be eagerly sought in a commendable manner, and not only when I am present with you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But it is good to be zealously sought in a good matter at all times, and not only when I am present with you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But it is good to have an interest in a good cause at all times, and not only when I am present with you.
- Basic English Bible

But [it is] right to be zealous at all times in what is right, and not only when I am present with you --
- Darby Bible

But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.
- Webster's Bible

It is always an honourable thing to be courted in an honourable cause; always, and not only when I am with you, my children--
- Weymouth Bible

But it is always good to be zealous in a good cause, and not only when I am present with you.
- World English Bible

But sue ye the good euermore in good, and not oneli whanne Y am present with you.
- Wycliffe Bible

and [it is] good to be zealously regarded, in what is good, at all times, and not only in my being present with you;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 4:18


4:18 In a good thing - In what is really worthy our zeal. True zeal is only fervent love.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 4:18


Ga 4:18 [It is] good to be zealously sought affected always in [a] good [thing]. To exhibit zeal and feeling is a good thing. It was good to show this feeling when he was present with them. But now it was changed in respect of himself. It was "only when he was present".

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