1 Samuel 17:12-20

1 Samuel 17:12-20, “Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehemjudah, whose name was Jesse; and he had eight sons: and the man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul. And the three eldest sons of Jesse went and followed Saul to the battle: and the names of […]

Galatians 2:1-3

  Galatians 2:1-3, ” Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also. And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, […]

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 […]