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.

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