Galatians 1:21-24

Galatians 1:21-24, “ Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia; And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ: But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed. And they glorified God in me.” Here […]

Galatians 1:20

Galatians 1:20, “ Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.” Lie=Greek=To Utter an untruth Behold =Greek=see, to behold Before=Greek=In the presence of God Paul here is again disputing the accusation of those who accuse him of lying.  He says that God is present when Paul makes statements, so […]

GALATIANS 1:17-19

Galatians 1:17, “Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.” Went I Up=Greek=to ascend or go up Apostles=Greek=ambassadors, one sent out, speaks specifically of the 12 chosen by Jesus and the authority given to them. Before=Greek=Above, ago, before Returned=Greek=come again […]

Galatians 1:16

Galatians 1:16, “To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood” Reveal=Greek=to remove a veil or covering.  To manifest a thing previously hidden. Preach = Greek=to evangelize or proclaim the good news. Heathen=Greek=gentiles Conferred=Greek=to consult   Literally Paul is saying that Christ […]

Galatians 1:15

Galatians 1:15, ” But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace,” Pleased=Greek=To think something good Separated=Greek=To define, separate locally, to cast out of society. Called=Greek=To be called by name and invited. Paul is not invited by God because of his religion previously mentioned.  He is […]

Galatians 1:13-14

Galatians 1:13, “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.” Conversation=Greek=manner of life, conduct Beyond Measure=Greek= exceeding, supremacy, primary, preeminent Persecuted=Greek=to pursue, to make someone run away, to pursue in a hostile manner, to harass or […]

Galatians 1:11-12

But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ…. Certify in Greek means to make known, to understand. Preached in Greek means to evangelize and proclaim. Received in […]

Galatians 1:8-9

Galatians 1:8-9, ” 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. 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 […]

1 Samuel 17:1-11

Verses 1-3, “Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle, and were gathered together at Shochoh, which belongeth to Judah, and pitched between Shochoh and Azekah, in Ephesdammim. And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines. […]

Galatians 1:7

Galatians 1:7, “Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.” Another=Greek=another of the same kind, as opposed to the word used in verse 6 which is another of a different kind. Some=Greek=a certain person or thing Trouble=Greek=agitate or stir Would=Greek=pressing into action Pervert=Greek=to corrupt It […]