Galatians 1:14

“And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And profited in the Iewes Religion, aboue many my equals in mine owne nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and I advanced in the Jews' religion beyond many of mine own age among my countrymen, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I went farther in the Jews' religion than a number of my generation among my countrymen, having a more burning interest in the beliefs handed down from my fathers.
- Basic English Bible

and advanced in Judaism beyond many [my] contemporaries in my nation, being exceedingly zealous of the doctrines of my fathers.
- Darby Bible

And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
- Webster's Bible

and how in devotion to Judaism I outstripped many men of my own age among my people, being far more zealous than they on behalf of the traditions of my forefathers.
- Weymouth Bible

I advanced in the Jews' religion beyond many of my own age among my countrymen, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
- World English Bible

And Y profitide in the Jurie aboue many of myn eueneldis in my kynrede, and was more aboundauntli a folewere of my fadris tradiciouns.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I was advancing in Judaism above many equals in age in mine own race, being more abundantly zealous of my fathers' deliverances,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 1:14


1:14 Being zealous of the unwritten traditions - Over and above those written in the law.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 1:14


Ga 1:14 Profited in the Jews' religion. Made progress in it. He was a Pharisee, was well educated, exceedingly zealous, and reached a high degree. Traditions of my fathers. Not only the law of Moses, but the traditions handed down which were taught so assiduously. See Mt 15:2 Mr 7:3,13. Our Lord condemned these Jewish traditions.

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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