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
    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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