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.

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