“I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you.”
King James Version (KJV)
4:20 I could wish to be present with you now - Particularly in this exigence. And to change - Variously to attemper. My voice - He writes with much softness; but he would speak with more. The voice may more easily be varied according to the occasion than a letter can. For I stand in doubt of you - So that I am at a loss how to speak at this distance.
Ga 4:20 I desire to be present with you now. When present they had shown warm feeling for him (Ga 4:18). He would now that they were face to face. To change my voice. To speak, not severely, as a letter would sound, but tenderly. I stand in doubt of you. Is perplexed by what he hears, and filled with fears.