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

Other Translations of Galatians 4:16

New International Version

16 Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?

English Standard Version

16 Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth?Or by dealing truthfully with you

The Message

16 And now have I suddenly become your enemy simply by telling you the truth? I can't believe it.

New King James Version

16 Have I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?

New Living Translation

16 Have I now become your enemy because I am telling you the truth?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Galatians 4:16

Commentary on Galatians 4:12-18

(Read Galatians 4:12-18)

The apostle desires that they would be of one mind with him respecting the law of Moses, as well as united with him in love. In reproving others, we should take care to convince them that our reproofs are from sincere regard to the honour of God and religion and their welfare. The apostle reminds the Galatians of the difficulty under which he laboured when he first came among them. But he notices, that he was a welcome messenger to them. Yet how very uncertain are the favour and respect of men! Let us labour to be accepted of God. You once thought yourselves happy in receiving the gospel; have you now reason to think otherwise? Christians must not forbear speaking the truth, for fear of offending others. The false teachers who drew the Galatians from the truth of the gospel were designing men. They pretended affection, but they were not sincere and upright. An excellent rule is given. It is good to be zealous always in a good thing; not for a time only, or now and then, but always. Happy would it be for the church of Christ, if this zeal was better maintained.