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Galatians 1

 

 

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Introduction
1He wonders that they have so soon left him and the gospel;
8and accurses those that preach any other gospel than he did.
11He learned the gospel not of men, but of God;
14and shows what he was before his calling;
17and what he did immediately after it.

Verse 1
Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)
an
Romans 1:1; 1 Corinthians 1:1
not
11,12,17
neither
Acts 1:16-26; 13:2-4
but
Acts 9:6,15,16; 22:10,14-21; 26:16-18; Romans 1:4,5; 2 Corinthians 3:1-3; Ephesians 3:8; 1 Timothy 1:11-14; 2 Timothy 1:1; Titus 1:3
and
Matthew 28:18-20; John 5:19; 10:30; 20:21
raised
Acts 2:24-32; 3:15; Romans 4:24,25; 10:9; 14:9; Ephesians 1:19,20; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 1:21; Revelation 1:5,18; 2:8

Verse 2
And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:
all
Philippians 2:22; 4:21
churches
Acts 9:31; 15:41; 16:5,6; 18:23; 1 Corinthians 16:1

Verse 3
Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 1:7-15; 1 Corinthians 1:3; 2 Corinthians 1:2; 13:14; Ephesians 1:2; Philippians 1:2; Colossians 1:2; 1 Thessalonians 1:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:2; 2 John 1:3

Verse 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:
gave
2:20; Matthew 20:28; 26:28; Mark 10:45; Luke 22:19; John 10:11,17,18; Romans 4:25; Ephesians 5:2; 1 Timothy 2:6; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 9:14; 10:9,10; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 John 2:2; 3:16; Revelation 1:5
from
6:14; Isaiah 65:17; John 12:31; 14:30; 15:18,19; 17:14,15; Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 2:2; 6:12; Hebrews 2:5; 6:5; James 4:4; 1 John 2:15-17; 5:4,5,19; 1 John 5:20; Revelation 5:9; 7:9
according
Psalms 40:8; Matthew 26:42; Luke 22:42; John 5:30; 6:38; 14:30,31; Romans 8:3,27,32; Ephesians 1:3,11; Hebrews 10:4-10
our
Matthew 6:9; Romans 1:7; Ephesians 1:2; Philippians 4:20; 1 Thessalonians 3:11,13; 2 Thessalonians 2:16

Verse 5
To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
whom
1 Chronicles 29:13; Psalms 41:13; 72:19; Isaiah 24:15; 42:12; Matthew 6:13; Luke 2:14; Romans 11:36; 16:27; Ephesians 1:12; Philippians 4:20; 1 Timothy 1:17; 2 Timothy 4:18; Hebrews 13:21; 1 Peter 5:11; 2 Peter 3:18; Jude 1:25; Revelation 4:9-11; 5:12; 7:12; 14:7
Amen
Matthew 28:20

Verse 6
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
marvel
Mark 6:6; John 9:30
so
3:1-5; 4:9-15; 5:4,7; Psalms 106:13; Isaiah 29:13; Jeremiah 2:12,13
that called
5:8; 1 Corinthians 4:15; 2 Thessalonians 2:14; 2 Timothy 1:9; 1 Peter 1:15; 2 Peter 1:3
the grace
Acts 15:11; Romans 5:2; 1 Timothy 1:14; 2 Timothy 2:1; Revelation 22:21
unto
Romans 10:3; 2 Corinthians 11:4

Verse 7
Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
but
2:4; 4:17; 5:10,12; 6:12,13,17; Acts 15:1-5,24; 20:30; Romans 16:17,18; 2 Corinthians 11:13
pervert
5:10,12; Jeremiah 23:26; Matthew 24:24; Acts 13:10; 15:1,24; 2 Corinthians 2:17; 4:2; 1 Timothy 4:1-3; 2 Timothy 2:18; 3:8,9; 4:3,4; Titus 1:10,11; 2 Peter 2:1-3; 1 John 2:18,19,26; 4:1; 2 John 1:7,10; Jude 1:4; Revelation 2:2,6,14,15,20; 12:9; Revelation 13:14; 19:20; 20:3

Verse 8
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
though
9; 1 Corinthians 16:22; 2 Corinthians 11:13,14; 1 Timothy 1:19,20; Titus 3:10; Revelation 22:18,19
let
3:10,13; Genesis 9:25; Deuteronomy 27:15-26; Joshua 9:23; 1 Samuel 26:19; Nehemiah 13:25; Matthew 25:41; 2 Peter 2:14
accursed
Mark 14:71; Acts 23:14; Romans 9:3; 1 Corinthians 12:3; 16:22; *Gr:

Verse 9
As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
so
2 Corinthians 1:17; 13:1,2; Philippians 3:1; 4:4
than
Deuteronomy 4:2; 12:32; 13:1-11; Proverbs 30:6; Revelation 22:18,19

Verse 10
For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
do I now
Acts 4:19,20; 5:29; 2 Corinthians 5:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 2:4
persuade
1 Samuel 21:7; Matthew 28:14; Acts 12:20; Romans 2:8; *Gr:; 1 John 3:9
do I seek
2 Corinthians 12:19; 1 Thessalonians 2:4
for if
Matthew 22:16; Romans 15:1,2; 1 Corinthians 10:33; Ephesians 6:6; Colossians 3:22; James 4:4
the servant
Romans 1:1

Verse 11
But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
that
1; 1 Corinthians 2:9,10; 11:23; 15:1-3; Ephesians 3:3-8

Verse 13
For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
ye
Acts 22:3-5; 26:4,5
how
Acts 8:1,3; 9:1,2,13,14,21,26; 22:4,5; 26:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:9; Philippians 3:6; 1 Timothy 1:13

Verse 14
And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
profited
Isaiah 29:13; 57:12
equals
Gr. equals in years. being.
Acts 22:3; 26:5,9; Philippians 3:4-6
traditions
Jeremiah 15:2; Matthew 15:2,3,6; Mark 7:3-13; Colossians 2:8; 1 Peter 1:8

Verse 15
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
it
Deuteronomy 7:7,8; 1 Samuel 12:22; 1 Chronicles 28:4,5; Matthew 11:26; Luke 10:21; 1 Corinthians 1:1; Ephesians 1:5,9; 3:11
who
Isaiah 49:1,5; Jeremiah 1:5; Luke 1:15,16; Acts 9:15; 13:2; 22:14,15; Romans 1:1
and
Romans 1:5; 8:30; 9:24; 1 Corinthians 1:9,24; 15:10; 2 Thessalonians 2:13,14; 1 Timothy 1:12-14; 2 Timothy 1:9; 1 Peter 5:10

Verse 16
To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
reveal
Matthew 16:17; 1 Corinthians 2:9-13; 2 Corinthians 4:6; Ephesians 1:17,18; 3:5-10
that
2:7-9; Acts 9:15; 22:21; 26:17,18; Romans 1:13,14; 11:13; 15:16-19; Ephesians 3:1,8; Colossians 1:25-27; 1 Thessalonians 2:16; 1 Timothy 2:7; 2 Timothy 1:11
immediately
11,12; 2:1,6; Deuteronomy 33:9; Luke 9:23-25,59-62; Acts 26:19,20; 2 Corinthians 5:16
flesh
Matthew 16:17; 26:41; 1 Corinthians 15:50; Ephesians 6:12; Hebrews 2:14

Verse 17
Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
went
18; Acts 9:20-25
returned
2 Corinthians 11:32,33

Verse 18
Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
I went up
or, I returned.
Acts 9:26-29; 22:17,18

Verse 19
But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.
James
Matthew 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13
James the son of Alphaeus
James 1:1; Jude 1:1
the Lord's
Matthew 13:55; Mark 6:3; 1 Corinthians 9:5

Verse 20
Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.
behold
Romans 9:1; 2 Corinthians 11:10,11,31

Verse 21
Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;
I came
Acts 9:30; 11:25,26; 13:1; 15:23,41; 18:18; 21:3
Cilicia
Acts 6:9; 21:39; 22:3; 23:34

Verse 22
And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:
the churches
Acts 9:31; 1 Thessalonians 2:14
in
Romans 16:7; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Philippians 1:1; 1 Thessalonians 1:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:1

Verse 23
But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.
he which
Acts 9:13,20,26; 1 Corinthians 15:8-10; 1 Timothy 1:13-16

Verse 24
And they glorified God in me.
Numbers 23:23; Luke 2:14; 7:16; 15:10,32; Acts 11:18; 21:19,20; 2 Corinthians 9:13; Colossians 1:3,4; 2 Thessalonians 1:10,12

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Galatians 1:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/galatians-1.html.

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