Galatians 4:17

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers

King James Version

They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.
New King James Version

They zealously court you, but for no good; yes, they want to exclude you, that you may be zealous for them.
New American Standard Bible

They eagerly seek you, not commendably, but they wish to shut you out, in order that you may seek them.
New International Version

Those people are zealous to win you over, but for no good. What they want is to alienate you from us, so that you may be zealous for them.
The Amplified Bible

These men [the Judaizing teachers] are zealously trying to dazzle you [paying court to you, making much of you], but their purpose is not honorable or worthy or for any good. What they want to do is to isolate you [from us who oppose them], so that they may win you over to their side and get you to court their favor.
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

They are zealously paying you court, but not honestly, desiring to isolate you in order that you might be paying court to them.
Phillips’ Modern English

Oh, I know how keen these men are to win you over, but their motives are all wrong. They would like to see you and me separated altogether, and have you all to themselves.
Williams’ Language of the People

These men are paying you special attention, but not sincerely. They want to shut you off from me, so that you may keep on paying them special attention.
Gal. 4:16 π Gal. 4:18
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