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Galatians 4:17–18

17 They make much of you, but for no good purpose. They want to shut you out, that you may make much of them. 18 It is always good to be made much of for a good purpose, and anot only when I am present with you,

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Galatians 4:17–18 — The New International Version (NIV)

17 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 have zeal for them. 18 It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good, and to be so always, not just when I am with you.

Galatians 4:17–18 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

17 They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them. 18 But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.

Galatians 4:17–18 — New Living Translation (NLT)

17 Those false teachers are so eager to win your favor, but their intentions are not good. They are trying to shut you off from me so that you will pay attention only to them. 18 If someone is eager to do good things for you, that’s all right; but let them do it all the time, not just when I’m with you.

Galatians 4:17–18 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

17 They zealously court you, but for no good; yes, they want to exclude you, that you may be zealous for them. 18 But it is good to be zealous in a good thing always, and not only when I am present with you.

Galatians 4:17–18 — New Century Version (NCV)

17 Those people are working hard to persuade you, but this is not good for you. They want to persuade you to turn against us and follow only them. 18 It is good for people to show interest in you, but only if their purpose is good. This is always true, not just when I am with you.

Galatians 4:17–18 — American Standard Version (ASV)

17 They zealously seek you in no good way; nay, they desire to shut you out, that ye may seek them. 18 But it is good to be zealously sought in a good matter at all times, and not only when I am present with you.

Galatians 4:17–18 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

17 They are not rightly zealous after you, but desire to shut you out from us, that ye may be zealous after them. 18 But it is right to be zealous at all times in what is right, and not only when I am present with you—

Galatians 4:17–18 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

17 These people ⸤who distort the Good News⸥ are devoted to you, but not in a good way. They don’t want you to associate with me so that you will be devoted only to them. 18 (Devotion to a good cause is always good, even when I’m not with you.) 

Galatians 4:17–18 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

17 They are enthusiastic about you, but not for any good. Instead, they want to isolate you so you will be enthusiastic about them. 18 Now it is always good to be enthusiastic about good—and not just when I am with you.

Galatians 4:17–18 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 They make much of you, but for no good purpose; they want to exclude you, so that you may make much of them. 18 It is good to be made much of for a good purpose at all times, and not only when I am present with you.

Galatians 4:17–18 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

17 They zealously seek you, not commendably, but they want to exclude you, in order that you may seek them zealously. 18 But it is good to be sought zealously in good at all times, and not only when I am present with you.

Galatians 4:17–18 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

17 Those people are trying hard to win you over. But it is not for your good. They want to take you away from us. They want you to commit yourselves to them. 18 It is fine to be committed to something, if the purpose is good. And you shouldn’t be committed only when I am with you. You should always be committed.

Galatians 4:17–18 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

17 They eagerly seek you, not commendably, but they wish to shut you out so that you will seek them.

18 But it is good always to be eagerly sought in a commendable manner, and not only when I am present with you.