Galatians 1:1

“Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Paul an Apostle, not of men, neither by man, but by Iesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him frō the dead,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Paul, an apostle (not {sent} from men nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead),
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Paul, an apostle (not from men, neither through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead),
- American Standard Version (1901)

Paul, an Apostle (not from men, and not through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who made him come back from the dead),
- Basic English Bible

Paul, apostle, not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God [the] Father who raised him from among [the] dead,
- Darby Bible

Paul, an apostle, (not from men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)
- Webster's Bible

Paul, an Apostle sent not from men nor by any man, but by Jesus Christ and by God the Father, who raised Jesus from among the dead--
- Weymouth Bible

Paul, an apostle (not from men, neither through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead),
- World English Bible

Poul the apostle, not of men, ne bi man, but bi Jhesu Crist, and God the fadir,
- Wycliffe Bible

Paul, an apostle -- not from men, nor through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who did raise him out of the dead --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 1:1


1:1 Paul, an apostle - Here it was necessary for St. Paul to assert his authority; otherwise he is very modest in the use of this title. He seldom mentions it when he mentions others in the salutations with himself, as in the Epistles to the Philippians and Thessalonians; or when he writes about secular affairs, as in that to Philemon; nor yet in writing to the Hebrews because he was not properly their apostle. Not of men - Not commissioned from them, but from God the Father. Neither by man - Neither by any man as an instrument, but by Jesus Christ. Who raised him from the dead - Of which it was the peculiar business of an apostle to bear witness.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 1:1


Ga 1:1 Paul's Apostleship of God, Not of Men SUMMARY OF GALATIANS 1: Greetings. Paul's Wonder That the Galatians Had Swerved from the Gospel. They Had Received. Anathemas on Those Who Preach Another Gospel. The Gospel Communicated to Paul by Christ Himself. Paul's Early Life. A Persecutor. Christ Revealed. Goes Not Then to Jerusalem. After Three Years, Abode with Peter Fifteen Days. Then Preached in Cilicia. Paul, an apostle, not of men, neither by man. This verse is the text of the first two chapters. In the Introduction I have pointed out that this Epistle was written on account of the disturbance made among the churches of Galatia by false teachers. These teachers sought to prepare a way for their doctrines by discrediting Paul. If they admitted that he was an apostle at all, they claimed that he was inferior to Peter and the Twelve; that he had received his gospel from them, and hence all must look to Jerusalem for the true gospel. Hence Paul here begins by declaring that his apostleship is not from man, but by Jesus Christ, directly from Christ. The other apostles did not convert, choose, or appoint him, but Christ came from heaven to commission him.

Discussion for Galatians 1

  • Annnie
    I love the way the apostle Paul correct the people. For it is for there good.u can not be move by what u have hear.by those that do not

    Know the trueful.for the trueful will make you free.

  • Steve morrow
    GALATIANS 1:10 for do I now persuade men or GOD or do I seek to please men for if I yet pleased men I should not be the servant of GOD --1:11-- but I certify you brethren that the gospel which was preached unto me is not after men 1 THESSALONIANS 2:4 but as we were allowed of GOD to be put in trust with the gospel even so we speak not as pleasing men but GOD which trieth our hearts
  • BSP
    Verse 12: Paul acknowledged that the good news that he was preaching was not from men but was of divine origin.
  • Donald Young
    Galatians 1:15 “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,”

    Our mothers womb we must get separated from are the false concepts, fables, all religious traditions that emphasizes man instead of Jesus the Christ.

    Cleanliness is next to godliness this is a lie. God will save a person covered in filthy!!!
  • A disciple
    Lu2677; Hi! I haven't seen you posting for a while; I hope you are well! I was just reading over our discussion from back in June: the way this format is set up sometimes leaves you in a bit of a time warp, and the discussion can get thrown off the rails. I am very grateful however that we have this; and hope that it is a blessing to many. The Lord bless you and keep you, and let His face shine!
  • Brother Daniel FC
    If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book. And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life... Rev. 22:18,19

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