Galatians 1:15
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English Standard Version
But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace,

King James Bible
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,

American Standard Version
But when it was the good pleasure of God, who separated me, even from my mother's womb, and called me through his grace,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But when it pleased him, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,

English Revised Version
But when it was the good pleasure of God, who separated me, even from my mother's womb, and called me through his grace,

Webster's Bible Translation
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,

Weymouth New Testament
But when He who set me apart even from my birth, and called me by His grace,

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Vincent's Word Studies

It pleased (εὐδόκησεν)

See on εὐδοκία good pleasure, 2 Thessalonians 1:11.

Separated (ἀφορίσας)

Set apart: designated. See on Romans 1:1, and see on declared, Romans 1:4. The A.V. wrongly lends itself to the sense of the physical separation of the child from the mother.

From my mother's womb (ἐκ κοιλίας μητρός μου)

Before I was born. Others, from the time of my birth. A few passages in lxx. go to sustain the former view: Judges 16:17; Isaiah 64:2, 24; 66:1, 5. That view is also favored by those instances in which a child's destiny is clearly fixed by God before birth, as Samson, Judges 16:17; comp. Judges 13:5, Judges 13:7; John the Baptist, Luke 1:15. See also Matthew 19:12. The usage of ἐκ as marking a temporal starting point is familiar. See John 6:66; John 9:1; Acts 9:33; Acts 24:10.

Called (καλέσας)

See on Romans 4:17. Referring to Paul's call into the kingdom and service of Christ. It need not be limited to his experience at Damascus, but may include the entire chain of divine influences which led to his conversion and apostleship. He calls himself κλητὸς ἀπόστολος an apostle by call, Romans 1:1; 1 Corinthians 1:1.

Galatians 1:15 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Deuteronomy 7:7,8 The LORD did not set his love on you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people...

1 Samuel 12:22 For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because it has pleased the LORD to make you his people.

1 Chronicles 28:4,5 However, the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever...

Matthew 11:26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in your sight.

Luke 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

1 Corinthians 1:1 Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

Ephesians 1:5,9 Having predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will...

Ephesians 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

who.

Isaiah 49:1,5 Listen, O isles, to me; and listen, you people, from far; The LORD has called me from the womb...

Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you...

Luke 1:15,16 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink...

Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel to me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings...

Acts 13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said...

Acts 22:14,15 And he said, The God of our fathers has chosen you, that you should know his will, and see that Just One...

Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God,

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Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

Romans 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified...

Romans 9:24 Even us, whom he has called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

1 Corinthians 1:9,24 God is faithful, by whom you were called to the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord...

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed on me was not in vain...

2 Thessalonians 2:13,14 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved of the Lord...

1 Timothy 1:12-14 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry...

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace...

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect...

Cross References
Isaiah 49:1
Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar. The LORD called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name.

Isaiah 49:5
And now the LORD says, he who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him; and that Israel might be gathered to him-- for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD, and my God has become my strength--

Jeremiah 1:5
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations."

Acts 9:15
But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.

Romans 1:1
Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,

Romans 8:28
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:30
And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

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