Galatians 2:18

“For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For if I build againe the things which I destroyed, I make my selfe a transgressour.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For if I rebuild what I have {once} destroyed, I prove myself to be a transgressor.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For if I build up again those things which I destroyed, I prove myself a transgressor.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For if I put up again those things which I gave to destruction, I am seen to be a wrongdoer.
- Basic English Bible

For if the things I have thrown down, these I build again, I constitute myself a transgressor.
- Darby Bible

For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
- Webster's Bible

Why, if I am now rebuilding that structure of sin which I had demolished, I am thereby constituting myself a transgressor;
- Weymouth Bible

For if I build up again those things which I destroyed, I prove myself a law-breaker.
- World English Bible

God forbede. And if Y bylde ayen thingis that Y haue distruyed, Y make my silf a trespassour.
- Wycliffe Bible

for if the things I threw down, these again I build up, a transgressor I set myself forth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 2:18


2:18 By no means. For if I build again - By my sinful practice. The things which I destroyed - By my preaching, I only make myself - Or show myself, not Christ, to be a transgressor; the whole blame lies on me, not him or his gospel. As if he had said, The objection were just, if the gospel promised justification to men continuing in sin. But it does not. Therefore if any who profess the gospel do not live according to it, they are sinners, it is certain, but not justified, and so the gospel is clear.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 2:18


Ga 2:18 If I build again the things which I destroyed. Go back from Christ to Moses, and teach others to do the same. I make myself a transgressor. For thus I teach men to trust in the works of the law which cannot justify.

Discussion for Galatians 2

  • Jim Kirkpatrick
    "For faith comes by hearing the word of God"
  • David
    What l think is not important, so when you ask my thoughts you ask of Christ's gospel witch is written on your heart. Knowing all flesh is sinful, my human ideals are unrighteous as no one is completely holy in the flesh. Ask the lord thy God ruler of heaven these things that you seek, thus total truth be shown in light, a honest revelation added unto your spirit.
  • Tim
    I am starting to study figures of speech that are used in the Bible. It is helping me tremendously to under stand what I am reading. No one ever taught me a thing about figures when involved with churches. But I find that without a basic understanding of figures of speech, the Word of God becomes much more difficult. For example: anaphora in Ephesians 6:12.
  • Steve morrow
    matthew 26:39 and HE went alittle further and fell on HIS face and prayed saying O MY FATHER if it be possible let this cup pass from ME nevertheless not as I will but as thou wilt matthew 26:42 HE went away again the second time and prayed saying O MY FATHER if this cup may not pass away from ME except I drink it thy will be done mark 10:38 But JESUS said unto them you know not what you ask can you drink of the cup I drink of and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with 39 and they said unto HIM we can and JESUS said unto them you shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall you be baptized 1 CORINTHIANS 10:21 YOU CANNOT DRINK THE CUP OF THE LORD AND THE CUP OF devils YOU CANNOT BE PARTAKERS OF THE LORDS TABLE AND OF THE TABLE OF devils 1 CORINTHIANS 11:27 WHEREFORE WHOSOEVER SHALL EAT THIS BREAD AND DRINK THIS CUP OF THE LORD UNWORTHILY SHALL BE GUILTY OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF THE LORD
  • Irene123
    To Bro. Daniel FC on Gal. ch. 2 - I answered your question about the flood-time 'laws' 3 wks. ago. I'm not one to debate God's word. There's nothing wrong with that; I just don't do it.
  • Bro. Daniel FC
    To: Irene 123 Part 1 Are you saying that God destroyed the antediluvians in spite of the fact that they had no laws to guide them in righteousness? Is God unfair? Sin is the transgression of the law 1Jn. 3:4, and the wages of sin is death Rom. 6:23.

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