Galatians 1:23
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New International Version
They only heard the report: "The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy."

New Living Translation
All they knew was that people were saying, "The one who used to persecute us is now preaching the very faith he tried to destroy!"

English Standard Version
They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.”

Berean Study Bible
They only heard the account: "The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy."

Berean Literal Bible
But they were only hearing that "the one formerly persecuting us now is preaching the faith which once he was destroying."

New American Standard Bible
but only, they kept hearing, "He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith which he once tried to destroy."

King James Bible
But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
they simply kept hearing: "He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith he once tried to destroy."

International Standard Version
The only thing they kept hearing was this: "The man who used to persecute us is now proclaiming the faith he once tried to destroy!"

NET Bible
They were only hearing, "The one who once persecuted us is now proclaiming the good news of the faith he once tried to destroy."

New Heart English Bible
but they only heard: "He who once persecuted us now preaches the faith that he once tried to destroy."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But they had heard only this: “He who from the first persecuted us, now, behold, he preaches that faith which from earlier times he had overthrown.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The only thing they had heard was this: "The man who persecuted us is now spreading the faith that he once tried to destroy."

New American Standard 1977
but only, they kept hearing, “He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith which he once tried to destroy.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
but they had only heard, That he who persecuted us in time past now preaches the faith which he once destroyed.

King James 2000 Bible
But they had heard only, That he who persecuted us in times past now preaches the faith which once he destroyed.

American King James Version
But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preaches the faith which once he destroyed.

American Standard Version
but they only heard say, He that once persecuted us now preacheth the faith of which he once made havoc;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they had heard only: He, who persecuted us in times past, doth now preach the faith which once he impugned:

Darby Bible Translation
only they were hearing that he who persecuted us formerly now announces the glad tidings of the faith which formerly he ravaged:

English Revised Version
but they only heard say, He that once persecuted us now preacheth the faith of which he once made havock;

Webster's Bible Translation
But they had heard only, That he who persecuted us in times past, now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.

Weymouth New Testament
They only heard it said, "He who was once our persecutor is now telling the Good News of the faith of which he formerly made havoc."

World English Bible
but they only heard: "He who once persecuted us now preaches the faith that he once tried to destroy."

Young's Literal Translation
and only they were hearing, that 'he who is persecuting us then, doth now proclaim good news -- the faith that then he was wasting;'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:15-24 St. Paul was wonderfully brought to the knowledge and faith of Christ. All who are savingly converted, are called by the grace of God; their conversion is wrought by his power and grace working in them. It will but little avail us to have Christ revealed to us, if he is not also revealed in us. He instantly prepared to obey, without hesitating as to his worldly interest, credit, ease, or life itself. And what matter of thanksgiving and joy is it to the churches of Christ, when they hear of such instances to the praise of the glory of his grace, whether they have ever seen them or not! They glorify God for his power and mercy in saving such persons, and for all the service to his people and cause that is done, and may be further expected from them.
Study Bible
Paul Preaches the Gospel
22I was personally unknown, however, to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 23They only heard the account: “The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24And they glorified God because of me.…
Cross References
Acts 6:7
So the word of God continued to spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem grew rapidly, and a great number of priests became obedient to the faith.

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 19:13
Now there were some itinerant Jewish exorcists who tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those with evil spirits. They would say, "I bind you by Jesus, whom Paul proclaims."

Galatians 6:10
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to the family of faith.
Treasury of Scripture

But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preaches the faith which once he destroyed.

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Acts 9:13,20,26 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how …

1 Corinthians 15:8-10 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time…

1 Timothy 1:13-16 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but …

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