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
    Praise the Lord Jesus .yes when he call u .u will be going home and that could be Hell or Heaven it where we live to go while we on the earth if we live for Jesus Christ we will go to Heaven if we live for the flesh and sadan we go to Hell but remember no man can come to Jesus unless he draw them and he will draw them when he get ready know when we want him to .
  • Lu2677
    Edna,Eph.2:8-10"Saved by grace through faith" a gift from God. But once the gift is given one must do His commandments,good works.James2:17"Even so faith if it hath not works, is dead, being alone." Please read the whole book of James. Dead faith will not get anyone into His Kingdom. Nothing negates the scripture in James.
  • Edna
    Laws are great but they do not give us life. That's why my Lord Jesus came to fulfill the law and bring in Grace.No one can earn buy work his blood for our sins. their way to Heaven. Its Jesus death When he rose he give his life to abid in his children (call out one) because they open the door when he knock. Now life is assured because we have his spirit living in us. He lives as long so do we.
  • Jim
    The 12 preached the gospel of the kingdom always to the Jew, Paul preached the gospel of Grace mainly the Gentile but Jew's welcome. Peter did go to the house of a gentile.
  • Jim
    The 12 preached the gospel of the kingdom always to the Jew, Paul preached the gospel of Grace mainly the Gentile but Jew's welcome. Peter did go to the house of a gentile.
  • Felicia
    Spivey: Everything ends in death because that's what God has decided Heb 9:27 ...it's appointed unto man once to die.... And we cannot choose how long we should live b'cos life is not ours Life belongs to God He decides how long one should live. James 4:13-15 If you are a true child of God, the process of death: long sickness might be scary but not death itself. After all you are going home.

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