Galatians 2:10

“Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Onely they would that wee should remember the poore, the same which I also was forward to doe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{They} only {asked} us to remember the poor--the very thing I also was eager to do.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

only `they would' that we should remember the poor; which very thing I was also zealous to do.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Only it was their desire that we would give thought to the poor; which very thing I had much in mind to do.
- Basic English Bible

only that we should remember the poor, which same thing also I was diligent to do.
- Darby Bible

Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.
- Webster's Bible

Only they urged that we should remember their poor--a thing which was uppermost in my own mind.
- Weymouth Bible

They only asked us to remember the poor--which very thing I was also zealous to do.
- World English Bible

oneli that we hadde mynde of pore men `of Crist, the which thing Y was ful bisi to doon.
- Wycliffe Bible

only, of the poor that we should be mindful, which also I was diligent -- this very thing -- to do.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 2:10


2:10 Of the poor - The poor Christians in Judea, who had lost all they had for Christ's sake.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 2:10


Ga 2:10 Only [they would] that we should remember the poor. Continue the collections in the Gentile churches for the poor at Jerusalem. We have seen Paul constantly active in this work (1Co 16:1). NOTE--In order to understand this epistle and parts of others, the reader must keep in mind the two great divisions of apostolic Christianity, the Jew and the Gentile. Of the Jewish, Peter, James and John were leaders; of the Gentile, Paul and Barnabas. These leaders were in full harmony, but the two sections of the church were not equally harmonious. The Jewish Christians, as a rule, still kept the Jewish law, and hoped for the conversion of the whole Jewish nation, until the destruction of Jerusalem; one extreme wing of them insisted that the Gentiles should keep the Jewish law, also. It is with this wing that Paul comes in conflict. Here in this chapter, and also in Acts 15, we have accounts of the conflict. After Jerusalem was destroyed, the temple in ruins, and the church removed elsewhere, the Jewish Christians gradually gave up the Jewish law, and the two divisions welded into one body in which there was neither Jew nor Gentile, but all one in Christ.

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