|New International Version (© 2011)|
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.
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:
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:
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,
Galatians 1:13 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye have heard of my conversation - Την εμην αναστροφην· My manner of life; the mode in which I conducted myself.
Beyond measure I persecuted the Church - For proofs of this the reader is referred to Acts 9:1-2 (note); Acts 22:4 (note), and the notes there. The apostle tells them that they had heard this, because, being Jews, they were acquainted with what had taken place in Judea, relative to these important transactions.
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Acts 22:3-5 I am truly a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel...
Acts 26:4,5 My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among my own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews...
Acts 8:1,3 And Saul was consenting to his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem...
Acts 9:1,2,13,14,21,26 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest...
Acts 22:4,5 And I persecuted this way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women...
Acts 26:9-11 I truly thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth...
1 Corinthians 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
Philippians 3:6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
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Acts 8:3 But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.
Acts 9:21 All those who heard him were astonished and asked, "Isn't he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among 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 the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison,
Acts 22:5 as the high priest and all the Council can themselves testify. I even obtained letters from them to their associates in Damascus, and went there to bring these people as prisoners to Jerusalem to be punished.
Acts 26:4 "The Jewish people all know the way I have lived ever since I was a child, from the beginning of my life in my own country, and also in Jerusalem.
1 Corinthians 10:32 Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God--
1 Timothy 1:14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.