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
    2Corinthans chapter 5 v17 therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature old things are passed away behold all things are become new.v18 and all things are of God who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ. We become knew from the inside out as the Lord Jesus clean us up we lose the need to do the things we use to.thats the process we are new creature but Jesus gave us free will
  • Irene123
    To Robt. (B0b) on Matt. 28:19, Acts 2:38, etc. - I'm just curious - what scriptures do you use to back up your opinion? No judging here, just sincere curiosity.
  • Irene123
    To Bruce - May I ask you an 'honest' question - with no hidden agenda? I just take it from your comments and lack of mentioning it - that you don't believe speaking in tongues as the evidence of receiving the Holy Spirit is for these days? You have the right to your beliefs with no one 'commenting' on them. Jesus is our judge.
  • Robert
    Bob
    To Irene123
    Matt. 28:19 - using the words of Jesus (thru Peter) of Acts2:38; Matt. 16:19. Irene did you know that none of these verses that you used were written for you to follow. Look at Acts 9:15, Romans 16:25-26, Romans 11:13, and Gal 1:8-9. After Acts 7 even the Jews could no longer claim them. Their exalted nation status was set aside until the tribulation.
  • Bruce
    Everett:V:18: then after three years I went up to Jerusalem----.Acts9:26 and when Paul was come to Jerusalem---. Yes, he did see the apostles three years later.
  • Everett
    Definition of disciple; one who is taught or trained by another.
    Definition of apostle; one who was sent forth by Christ himself, or in the case of Barnabas by theHoly Spirit (Acts: 13,2)
    Paul did see the Apostles Acts 9:26-29

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