Galatians 1:17

“Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neither went I vp to Ierusalem, to them which were Apostles before me, but I went into Arabia, and returned againe vnto Damascus.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went away to Arabia, and returned once more to Damascus.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

neither went I up to Jerusalem to them that were apostles before me: but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned unto Damascus.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I went not up to Jerusalem to those who were Apostles before me; but I went away into Arabia, and again I came back to Damascus.
- Basic English Bible

nor went I up to Jerusalem to those [who were] apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and again returned to Damascus.
- Darby Bible

Neither did I go to Jerusalem to them who were apostles before me: but I went into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.
- Webster's Bible

nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were my seniors in the Apostleship, but I went away into Arabia, and afterwards came back to Damascus.
- Weymouth Bible

nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia. Then I returned to Damascus.
- World English Bible

that weren tofor me, but Y wente in to Arabie, and eftsoones Y turnede ayen in to Damask.
- Wycliffe Bible

nor did I go up to Jerusalem unto those who were apostles before me, but I went away to Arabia, and again returned to Damascus,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 1:17


1:17 Neither did I go up to Jerusalem - The residence of the apostles. But I immediately went again into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus - He presupposes the journey to Damascus, in which he was converted, as being known to them all.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 1:17


Ga 1:17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them who were apostles before me. He did not seek those who were apostles before him at Jerusalem to be taught. I went into Arabia. This is the only place where this fact is mentioned. Like Moses and Elijah, he spent a season, perhaps for reflection, communion with God, and preparation, amid the Arabian solitudes. He then returned again to Damascus. Here he probably did his first preaching (Ac 9:20-23). Arabia lay south and east of Palestine, extending to the vicinity of Damascus.

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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