Galatians 1:15

“But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mothers wombe, and called me by his grace,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But when God, who had set me apart {even} from my mother's womb and called me through His grace, was pleased
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But when it was the good pleasure of God, who separated me, `even' from my mother's womb, and called me through his grace,
- American Standard Version (1901)

But when it was the good pleasure of God, by whom I was marked out even from my mother's body, through his grace,
- Basic English Bible

But when God, who set me apart [even] from my mother's womb, and called [me] by his grace,
- Darby Bible

But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
- Webster's Bible

But when He who set me apart even from my birth, and called me by His grace,
- Weymouth Bible

But when it was the good pleasure of God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me through his grace,
- World English Bible

But whanne it pleside hym, that departide me fro my modir wombe,
- Wycliffe Bible

and when God was well pleased -- having separated me from the womb of my mother, and having called [me] through His grace --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 1:15


1:15 But when it pleased God - He ascribes nothing to his own merits, endeavours, or sincerity. Who separated me from my mother's womb - Set me apart for an apostle, as he did Jeremiah for a prophet. #Jer 1:5|. Such an unconditional predestination as this may consist, both with God's justice and mercy. And called me by his grace - By his free and almighty love, to be both a Christian and an apostle.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 1:15


Ga 1:15 But when it pleased God, etc. The language that follows implies that, like Moses, John the Baptist (Lu 1:15-17), Isaiah (Isa 49:1), and Jeremiah (Jer 1:5), Paul was destined to his work from birth.

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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