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

  • 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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