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

  • 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
  • Elijah
    If you examine the answer for your first question, the answer which you call correct is actually wrong. The answer, in order for it to be totally correct, must include the Father. If you look at the textural answer it states that, "by Jesus Christ, and God the Father. This answer is the one and only true answer. It was by the will of the Father also, not just Christ.
  • Tonja
    I love this chapter, Paul was serious. I find the Bible fascinating and love God so much for loving us. We have been indoctrinated into this evil world, glad to see you all staying close to the word. When I see comments I made on YouTube mths ago, I use to cringe, now I laugh and correct my behavior. Good job reeling in the vanity beast...God bless us all
  • BSP
    In verses 11 through 13 we see that humility helped Paul to accept counsel. If we cultivate humility, this will help us to accept counsel as well.
  • Steve morrow
    TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN 2:12 --- TEACHING US --- THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS PRESENT WORLD 2:13 LOOKING FOR THAT BLESSED HOPE AND THE GLORIOUS APPEARING OF THE GREAT GOD AND OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST

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