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
    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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