Galatians 1:19

“But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But other of the Apostles saw I none, saue Iames the Lords brother.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But I did not see any other of the apostles except James, the Lord's brother.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But of the other Apostles I saw only James, the Lord's brother.
- Basic English Bible

but I saw none other of the apostles, but James the brother of the Lord.
- Darby Bible

But I saw no other of the apostles, save James the Lord's brother.
- Webster's Bible

I saw none of the other Apostles, except James, the Lord's brother.
- Weymouth Bible

But of the other apostles I saw no one, except James, the Lord's brother.
- World English Bible

but Y sawy noon othere of the apostlis, but James, oure Lordis brother.
- Wycliffe Bible

and other of the apostles I did not see, except James, the brother of the Lord.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 1:19


1:19 But other of the apostles I saw none, save James the brother (that is, the kinsman) of the Lord - Therefore when Barnabas is said to have brought him into the apostles, #Acts 9:27|, only St. Peter and St James are meant.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 1:19


Ga 1:19 But other of the apostles saw I none. The other apostles were probably absent among churches of Judea (Ac 9:31). Save James, the Lord's brother. Not James the brother of John, an apostle, but James, "the brother of the Lord", named in Ac 12:17 15:13 21:18. This James was not one of the Twelve, but rose to great dignity and influence in the church at Jerusalem. He is called here "the brother of the Lord", to distinguish him from "James, the son of Zebedee" (Mt 4:21 10:2 Mr 1:19 3:17), and "James, the son of Alphaeus" (Mt 10:3 Mr 3:18 Lu 6:15 Ac 1:13), who were of the Twelve. For Introduction to Epistle of James, see PNT "Jas 1:1".

Discussion for Galatians 1:19

  • Rachel Sears for verse 19
    Only 12 were Apostles, of whom more than one was named James. Brother and brethren can mean kinsman or intimate friend. Look at Abraham and Lot. And David and Jonathan. Why did Jesus place His mother in the care of His dearest friend, the Apostle John, when tradition would have had Mary cared for by any other son when Jesus died. I don't believe Jesus had a brother.
  • Ofcos he has 4 brothers n probably 3 or more sisters. Mathew 13 53 58. N notice d people talkin were unbelievers n could not b talkin about d apostles.
  • Stanley Berry for verse 19
    There is no evidence that James the Lord s brother was ever made an Apostle In any case commentators vary as to which James is being spoken of ie James the Lord s half brother or James the son of Alpheus Jesus cousin
  • David Shanyibwa for verse 19
    Why use "the Lord's brother" to distinguish James? why not use any other identification?
  • Theresa Zemke for verse 19
    Did Jesus have a brother?

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