Galatians 1:8

“But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But though we, or an Angel from heauen, preach any other Gospel vnto you, then that which wee haue preached vnto you, let him be accursed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach unto you any gospel other than that which we preached unto you, let him be anathema.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But even if we, or an angel from heaven, were to be a preacher to you of good news other than that which we have given you, let there be a curse on him.
- Basic English Bible

But if even *we* or an angel out of heaven announce as glad tidings to you [anything] besides what we have announced as glad tidings to you, let him be accursed.
- Darby Bible

But though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach any other gospel to you than that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
- Webster's Bible

But if even we or an angel from Heaven should bring you a Good News different from that which we have already brought you, let him be accursed.
- Weymouth Bible

But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you any "good news" other than that which we preached to you, let him be cursed.
- World English Bible

But thouy we, or an aungel of heuene, prechide to you, bisidis that that we han prechid to you, be he acursid.
- Wycliffe Bible

but even if we or a messenger out of heaven may proclaim good news to you different from what we did proclaim to you -- anathema let him be!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 1:8


1:8 But if we - I and all the apostles. Or an angel from heaven - If it were possible. Preach another gospel, let him be accursed - Cut off from Christ and God.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 1:8


Ga 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, etc. He supposes an impossibility in order to make his statement emphatic. These false teachers said, "Our gospel is of Peter, or of James". Paul replies, "Even though they, or we, or even an angel, preach another gospel, let him be accursed". Accursed. Anathema; given over to the judgments of God. He who corrupts divine truth is an enemy of God, and is under the curse. See 1Co 16:22.

Discussion for Galatians 1

  • Bruce
    Irene?:12:Neither received it of man,neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. Never saw the apostles,went to Arabia, then Damascus.V:17. ( Let's just stay in The B-I-B-L-E ) 2nd time) "Called" John6:44--,1John 1:9--, "Will" be Baptized with the Holy Ghost and, Fire. "You will know"! 2Corinthians 5:17. Impossible not to know.
  • Irene123
    To Hector D. on Paul/Arabia. - here's a tho't; I got it from a book and it sounds reasonable. Paul had just experienced a traumatic thing with the God he had always believed in. So, during his stay in Damascus he found he couldn't stay (and God knew all of this all along), but he needed the time he had with the other apostles for the revelation of God's word. cont.
  • Bruce
    John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be giving him from heaven.
    You saying,there was no church or no Gentiles, received it in a different way, different kind of gospel. Where does it come from??? All 12 Paul received the same Spirit.We can to:John6:44,1John1:9,Baptized with the Holy Ghost and Fire:Matthew3:11, changed:2Corinthians5:17( you will know impossible not to know
  • Hector D.
    To D. Taylor, first of all Paul which was Saul did not receive his revelation in Arabia. Saul received it on his way to Damascas. Read his conversion in Acts Chap 9. Paul did not go to Jerusalem because of fear of persecution to the church, and he could not stay in Damascas because in 2Cor. 11:32 he had to flee from Aretas the king and that's why he went into Arabia; perhaps to preach the gospel.
  • Diane Taylor
    Bruce: Gal.1:17 Why did'nt Paul go to Jewusalem to be taught by the twelve apostles? That is what he means when he says that the gospel that he preached is "not after man" He did not learn "his" gospel from the 12 before him. Instead he went to Arabia (most likely to mount Sinai) where he saw our risen Lord Jesus and received new revelations that had never been revealed before, until Paul.
  • Diane Taylor
    Bruce: Read Gal.1:11,12 Simply believe what each word is saying. Take Gods word as truth. Forget what religion has taught you or man and take God at his word for what he says. Stick with KJV only for it is truly the authorized version. Note what Paul says "the gospel which was preached of me is not after man" He received it in new revelations from the risen Lord. The 12 never had those revelations

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