Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentGalatians 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.