Galatians 1:13

“For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For yee haue heard of my couuersation in time past, in the Iewes Religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the Church of God, and wasted it:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For you have heard of my former manner of life in Judaism, how I used to persecute the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For ye have heard of my manner of life in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and made havoc of it:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For news has come to you of my way of life in the past in the Jews' religion, how I was cruel without measure to the church of God, and did great damage to it:
- Basic English Bible

For ye have heard [what was] my conversation formerly in Judaism, that I excessively persecuted the assembly of God, and ravaged it;
- Darby Bible

For ye have heard of my manner of life in time past in the Jews' religion, that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it;
- Webster's Bible

For you have heard of my early career in Judaism--how I furiously persecuted the Church of God, and made havoc of it;
- Weymouth Bible

For you have heard of my way of living in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the assembly of God, and ravaged it.
- World English Bible

For ye han herd my conuersacioun sumtyme in the Jurie, and that Y pursuede passyngli the chirche of God, and fauyt ayen it.
- Wycliffe Bible

for ye did hear of my behaviour once in Judaism, that exceedingly I was persecuting the assembly of God, and wasting it,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 1:13


1:13 I Persecuted the church of God - That is, the believers in Christ.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 1:13


Ga 1:13 Ye have heard of my conversation in time past. "Of my manner of life" (Revised Version). While he was still a Jew. In order to show that his gospel did not come from man, he cites his history, of which they knew something. I persecuted the church of God. See Ac 9:21. He made a determined effort to destroy Christianity. Compare Ac 22:4 26:10,11.

Discussion for Galatians 1

  • Geraldine Cole
    2Corinthans chapter 5 v17 therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature old things are passed away behold all things are become new.v18 and all things are of God who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ. We become knew from the inside out as the Lord Jesus clean us up we lose the need to do the things we use to.thats the process we are new creature but Jesus gave us free will
  • Irene123
    To Robt. (B0b) on Matt. 28:19, Acts 2:38, etc. - I'm just curious - what scriptures do you use to back up your opinion? No judging here, just sincere curiosity.
  • Irene123
    To Bruce - May I ask you an 'honest' question - with no hidden agenda? I just take it from your comments and lack of mentioning it - that you don't believe speaking in tongues as the evidence of receiving the Holy Spirit is for these days? You have the right to your beliefs with no one 'commenting' on them. Jesus is our judge.
  • Robert
    Bob
    To Irene123
    Matt. 28:19 - using the words of Jesus (thru Peter) of Acts2:38; Matt. 16:19. Irene did you know that none of these verses that you used were written for you to follow. Look at Acts 9:15, Romans 16:25-26, Romans 11:13, and Gal 1:8-9. After Acts 7 even the Jews could no longer claim them. Their exalted nation status was set aside until the tribulation.
  • Bruce
    Everett:V:18: then after three years I went up to Jerusalem----.Acts9:26 and when Paul was come to Jerusalem---. Yes, he did see the apostles three years later.
  • Everett
    Definition of disciple; one who is taught or trained by another.
    Definition of apostle; one who was sent forth by Christ himself, or in the case of Barnabas by theHoly Spirit (Acts: 13,2)
    Paul did see the Apostles Acts 9:26-29

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