A page showing Galatians 1:2-10 on Papyrus 51, c. 400.
|Book||Epistle to the Galatians|
|Bible part||New Testament|
|Order in the Bible part||9|
- The original text is written in Koine Greek.
- Some most ancient manuscripts containing this chapter are:
- Papyrus 46 (c. 200)
- Codex Vaticanus (325-350)
- Codex Sinaiticus (330-360)
- Papyrus 51 (c. 400; extant: verses 2-10, 13, 16-20)
- Papyrus 99 (c. 400; extant: verses 4-11, 18-24)
- Codex Alexandrinus (c. 400-440)
- Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (c. 450; extant: verses 21-24)
- Codex Freerianus (c. 450; extant: verses 1-3, 11-13, 22-24)
- Codex Claromontanus (c. 550)
- This chapter is divided into 24 verses.
This chapter can be grouped (with cross references to other parts of the Bible):
- Galatians 1:1-5 = Greeting
- Galatians 1:6-10 = Only One Gospel
- Galatians 1:11-17 = Call to Apostleship
- Galatians 1:18-24 = Contacts at Jerusalem
- Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead),
- and all the brethren who are with me,
- To the churches of Galatia:
- Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days.
- Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem
Not three years after his return to Damascus, but after his conversion; and now it was that he moved to become a member of the church at Jerusalem; but they did not care to admit him, fearing that he was not a disciple, till such time that Barnabas took him, and brought him to the Apostles Peter and James, and related his conversion and his boldness in preaching the Gospel at Damascus: his view in going up to Jerusalem at this time was partly his own safety, being obliged to fly from Damascus, but chiefly
- to see Peter.
The Alexandrian copy, and another, read "Cephas", and so does the Ethiopic version, the same with Peter: not to see what sort of a man he was, but to pay him a Christian visit; to converse with him about spiritual things; to know how the work of God went on under him, as the minister of the circumcision; and to relate to him, what success he had met with as the minister of the uncircumcision; but not to receive the Gospel from him, or to be ordained a preacher of it by him; for he had been three years already in the work of the ministry, before he made him this visit; and besides, his stay with him was very short, nor could he have received much from him, in so short a time, in an ordinary way:
- and abode with him fifteen days;
and even all this time was not wholly spent in conversation with him; for he was, during this time, coming in and going out at Jerusalem, where he preached boldly in the name of Christ, and disputed against the Grecians.
- But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.l
- "James the Lord's brother" refers to "James the brother of Jesus Christ".
- James the Just
- Jesus Christ
- Paul of Tarsus
- Simon Peter
- Other related Bible parts: Acts 9
- Halley, Henry H. Halley's Bible Handbook: an abbreviated Bible commentary. 23rd edition. Zondervan Publishing House. 1962.
- Holman Illustrated Bible Handbook. Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. 2012.
- Galatians 1:1
- Galatians 1:2
- Galatians 1:18
- John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible, - Galatians 1:18
- Galatians 1:19