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

  • 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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