Galatians 1:4

“Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who gaue himselfe for our sinnes, that he might deliuer vs from this present euill world, according to the will of God, and our Father,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us out of this present evil world, according to the will of our God and Father:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who gave himself for our sins, so that he might make us free from this present evil world, after the purpose of our God and Father:
- Basic English Bible

who gave himself for our sins, so that he should deliver us out of the present evil world, according to the will of our God and Father;
- Darby Bible

Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
- Webster's Bible

who gave Himself to suffer for our sins in order to rescue us from the present wicked age in accordance with the will of our God and Father.
- Weymouth Bible

who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us out of this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father--
- World English Bible

that yaf hym silf for oure synnes, to delyuere vs fro the present wickid world, bi the wille of God and of oure fadir,
- Wycliffe Bible

who did give himself for our sins, that he might deliver us out of the present evil age, according to the will of God even our Father,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 1:4


1:4 That he might deliver us from the present evil world - From the guilt, wickedness, and misery wherein it is involved, and from its vain and foolish customs and pleasures. According to the will of God - Without any merit of ours. St. Paul begins most of his epistles with thanksgiving; but, writing to the Galatians, he alters his style, and first sets down his main proposition, That by the merits of Christ alone, giving himself for our sins, we are justified: neither does he term them, as he does others, either saints, elect, or churches of God.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 1:4


Ga 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins. The name of Christ causes the utterance of a grand truth, of which the heart of Paul was always full, and which needed at this time to be impressed on the Galatian brethren. It was not Moses, but Christ who gave himself for them. This present evil world. The existing state of things, where sin and death reign.

Discussion for Galatians 1:4

  • According to Catholic teaching: The distinction between an evil age and evil world is an important one. Paul doesn't say the world is evil because it isn't. God made the world, and it is good. As the church tells us in the Catechism, "Because creation comes forth from God's goodness, it shares in that goodness". There is evil in the world, and the world suffers from the punishment for sins, just as people do; (see Romans 1:18-32) but we should maintain that the world itself is good. The fact that Jesus became a man to deliver us from evil actually confirms that human life in this world is a good thing, worthy of his sacrifice.
  • Ernie Binay for verse 4
    The world is the kingdom of Satan, the evil world. Thatís the reason God sent Jesus Christ to deliver the sinners through His blood from this evil place to the Holy Kingdom of God which is heaven the. In Matthew 4:8, 9, Satan offers his Kingdom to Jesus Christ if Jesus will worship him. But, no way.

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