Galatians 2:6
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New International Version
As for those who were held in high esteem--whatever they were makes no difference to me; God does not show favoritism--they added nothing to my message.

New Living Translation
And the leaders of the church had nothing to add to what I was preaching. (By the way, their reputation as great leaders made no difference to me, for God has no favorites.)

English Standard Version
And from those who seemed to be influential (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)—those, I say, who seemed influential added nothing to me.

Berean Study Bible
But as for the highly esteemed, whatever they were makes no difference to me; God does not show favoritism. For those leaders added nothing to my message.

Berean Literal Bible
Now of those esteemed to be something, whatsoever they were formerly makes no difference to me. God does not accept the person of a man--for the esteemed added nothing to me.

New American Standard Bible
But from those who were of high reputation (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)-- well, those who were of reputation contributed nothing to me.

King James Bible
But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man's person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now from those recognized as important (what they really were makes no difference to me; God does not show favoritism)--they added nothing to me.

International Standard Version
Now those who were reputed to be important added nothing to my message. (What sort of people they were makes no difference to me, since God pays no attention to outward appearances.)

NET Bible
But from those who were influential (whatever they were makes no difference to me; God shows no favoritism between people)--those influential leaders added nothing to my message.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But those who were esteemed to be something (but who they were does not concern me) for God does not accept the persons of men, but those who are such have not added anything to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who were recognized as important people didn't add a single thing to my message. (What sort of people they were makes no difference to me, since God doesn't play favorites.)

New American Standard 1977
But from those who were of high reputation (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)—well, those who were of reputation contributed nothing to me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But of these who seemed to be of repute, (whatever they were, it makes no matter to me: God does not accept the appearance of men), for those who seemed to be of repute in conference added nothing to me;

King James 2000 Bible
But of these who seemed to be somebody, (whatsoever they were, it makes no matter to me: God accepts no man's person:) for they who seemed to be somebody in conference added nothing to me:

American King James Version
But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatever they were, it makes no matter to me: God accepts no man's person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:

American Standard Version
But from those who were reputed to be somewhat (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth not man's person)-- they, I say, who were of repute imparted nothing to me:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But of them who seemed to be some thing, (what they were some time, it is nothing to me, God accepteth not the person of man,) for to me they that seemed to be some thing added nothing.

Darby Bible Translation
But from those who were conspicuous as being somewhat -- whatsoever they were, it makes no difference to me: God does not accept man's person; for to me those who were conspicuous communicated nothing;

English Revised Version
But from those who were reputed to be somewhat (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth not man's person)--they, I say, who were of repute imparted nothing to me:

Webster's Bible Translation
But of these, who seemed to be somewhat, (whatever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man's person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat, in conference added nothing to me:

Weymouth New Testament
From those leaders I gained nothing new. Whether they were men of importance or not, matters nothing to me--God recognizes no external distinctions. To me, at any rate, the leaders imparted nothing new.

World English Bible
But from those who were reputed to be important (whatever they were, it makes no difference to me; God doesn't show partiality to man)--they, I say, who were respected imparted nothing to me,

Young's Literal Translation
And from those who were esteemed to be something -- whatever they were then, it maketh no difference to me -- the face of man God accepteth not, for -- to me those esteemed did add nothing,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-10 Observe the apostle's faithfulness in giving a full account of the doctrine he had preached among the Gentiles, and was still resolved to preach, that of Christianity, free from all mixture of Judaism. This doctrine would be ungrateful to many, yet he was not afraid to own it. His care was, lest the success of his past labours should be lessened, or his future usefulness be hindered. While we simply depend upon God for success to our labours, we should use every proper caution to remove mistakes, and against opposers. There are things which may lawfully be complied with, yet, when they cannot be done without betraying the truth, they ought to be refused. We must not give place to any conduct, whereby the truth of the gospel would be reflected upon. Though Paul conversed with the other apostles, yet he did not receive any addition to his knowledge, or authority, from them. Perceiving the grace given to him, they gave unto him and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, whereby they acknowledged that he was designed to the honour and office of an apostle as well as themselves. They agreed that these two should go to the heathen, while they continued to preach to the Jews; judging it agreeable to the mind of Christ, so to divide their work. Here we learn that the gospel is not ours, but God's; and that men are but the keepers of it; for this we are to praise God. The apostle showed his charitable disposition, and how ready he was to own the Jewish converts as brethren, though many would scarcely allow the like favour to the converted Gentiles; but mere difference of opinion was no reason to him why he should not help them. Herein is a pattern of Christian charity, which we should extend to all the disciples of Christ.
Study Bible
The Council at Jerusalem
5We did not give in to them for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel would remain with you. 6But as for the highly esteemed, whatever they were makes no difference to me; God does not show favoritism. For those leaders added nothing to my message. 7On the contrary, they saw that I had been entrusted to preach the gospel to the Gentiles, just as Peter had been to the Jews.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 10:17
"For the LORD your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe.

Job 34:19
Who shows no partiality to princes Nor regards the rich above the poor, For they all are the work of His hands?

Acts 5:36
Some time ago Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and about four hundred men joined him. He was killed, all his followers were dispersed, and it all came to nothing.

Acts 10:34
Then Peter began to speak: "I now truly understand that God does not show favoritism,

2 Corinthians 11:5
I consider myself in no way inferior to those "super-apostles."

2 Corinthians 12:11
I have become a fool, but you drove me to it. In fact, you should have commended me, since I am in no way inferior to those "super-apostles," even though I am nothing.

Galatians 2:9
And recognizing the grace I had been given, James, Cephas, and John--those reputed to be pillars--gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, so that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the Jews.

Galatians 6:3
If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
Treasury of Scripture

But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatever they were, it makes no matter to me: God accepts no man's person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:

those who.

Galatians 2:2,9 And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel …

Galatians 6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he …

2 Corinthians 11:5,21-23 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very most chief apostles…

2 Corinthians 12:11 I am become a fool in glorying; you have compelled me: for I ought …

Hebrews 13:7,17 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken to you …

it maketh.

Galatians 2:11-14 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, …

Job 32:6,7,17-22 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am …

Matthew 22:16 And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, …

Mark 6:17-20 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold on John, and bound …

Mark 12:14 And when they were come, they say to him, Master, we know that you …

Luke 20:21 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that you say and teach …

2 Corinthians 5:16 Why from now on know we no man after the flesh: yes, though we have …

God. See on

Job 34:19 How much less to him that accepts not the persons of princes, nor …

Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that …

Romans 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

1 Peter 1:17 And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges …

in.

Galatians 2:10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which …

Acts 15:6-29 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter…

2 Corinthians 12:11 I am become a fool in glorying; you have compelled me: for I ought …

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