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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

Galatians 4:11

I am afraid of you (poboumai umav).
He shudders to think of it.

Lest by any means I have bestowed labour upon you in vain (mh pwv eikhi kekopiaka eiv umav).
Usual construction after a verb of fearing about what has actually happened (mh pwv and the perfect active indicative of kopiaw, to toil wearily). A fear about the future would be expressed by the subjunctive. Paul fears that the worst has happened.


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The Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. Copyright © Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board)

Bibliography Information
Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Galatians 4:11". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=ga&chapter=004&verse=011>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.