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

  • 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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