Galatians 1:13
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New International Version
For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it.

New Living Translation
You know what I was like when I followed the Jewish religion--how I violently persecuted God's church. I did my best to destroy it.

English Standard Version
For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it.

Berean Study Bible
For you have heard of my former way of life in Judaism, how severely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it.

Berean Literal Bible
For you have heard of my former way of life in Judaism, that beyond exceeding measure I was persecuting the church of God and was destroying it.

New American Standard Bible
For you have heard of my former manner of life in Judaism, how I used to persecute the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it;

King James Bible
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:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you have heard about my former way of life in Judaism: I persecuted God's church to an extreme degree and tried to destroy it.

International Standard Version
For you have heard about my earlier life in Judaism—how I kept violently persecuting God's church and was trying to destroy it.

NET Bible
For you have heard of my former way of life in Judaism, how I was savagely persecuting the church of God and trying to destroy it.

New Heart English Bible
For you have heard of my former way of life in Judaism, how I severely persecuted the church of God, and tried to destroy it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you have heard of my way of life, which from the first was in Judaism, that I was greatly persecuting the Church of God and destroying it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You heard about the way I once lived when I followed the Jewish religion. You heard how I violently persecuted God's church and tried to destroy it.

New American Standard 1977
For you have heard of my former manner of life in Judaism, how I used to persecute the church of God beyond measure, and tried to destroy it;

Jubilee Bible 2000
For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in Judaism, how that beyond measure I was persecuting and destroying the congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones} of God

King James 2000 Bible
For you have heard of my manner of life in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:

American King James Version
For you 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:

American Standard Version
For ye have heard of my manner of life in time past in the Jews religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and made havoc of it:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For you 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.

Darby Bible Translation
For ye have heard [what was] my conversation formerly in Judaism, that I excessively persecuted the assembly of God, and ravaged it;

English Revised Version
For ye have heard of my manner of life in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and made havock of it:

Webster's Bible Translation
For ye have heard of my manner of life in time past in the Jews' religion, that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it;

Weymouth New Testament
For you have heard of my early career in Judaism--how I furiously persecuted the Church of God, and made havoc of it;

World English Bible
For you have heard of my way of living in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the assembly of God, and ravaged it.

Young's Literal Translation
for ye did hear of my behaviour once in Judaism, that exceedingly I was persecuting the assembly of God, and wasting it,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:10-14 In preaching the gospel, the apostle sought to bring persons to the obedience, not of men, but of God. But Paul would not attempt to alter the doctrine of Christ, either to gain their favour, or to avoid their fury. In so important a matter we must not fear the frowns of men, nor seek their favour, by using words of men's wisdom. Concerning the manner wherein he received the gospel, he had it by revelation from Heaven. He was not led to Christianity, as many are, merely by education.
Study Bible
Paul Preaches the Gospel
12I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ. 13For you have heard of my former way of life in Judaism, how severely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it. 14I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers.…
Cross References
Acts 8:3
But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison.

Acts 9:21
All who heard him were amazed and asked, "Isn't this the man who wreaked havoc in Jerusalem on those who call on this name? And hasn't he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?"

Acts 22:4
I persecuted this Way even to the death, detaining both men and women and throwing them into prison,

Acts 22:5
as the high priest and the whole Council can testify about me. I even obtained letters from them to their brothers in Damascus, and I was on my way to apprehend these people and bring them to Jerusalem to be punished.

Acts 26:4
Surely all the Jews know how I have lived from the earliest days of my youth, among my own people and in Jerusalem.

1 Corinthians 10:32
Do not become a stumbling block, whether to Jews or Greeks or the church of God,

1 Timothy 1:14
And the grace of our Lord overflowed to me, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
Treasury of Scripture

For you 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 I am truly a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, …

Acts 26:4,5 My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among my …

how.

Acts 8:1,3 And Saul was consenting to his death. And at that time there was …

Acts 9:1,2,13,14,21,26 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the …

Acts 22:4,5 And I persecuted this way to the death, binding and delivering into …

Acts 26:9-11 I truly thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary …

1 Corinthians 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called …

Philippians 3:6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness …

1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but …

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