Galatians 1:13
Good News Translation
You have been told how I used to live when I was devoted to the Jewish religion, how I persecuted without mercy the church of God and did my best to destroy it.

Contemporary English Version
You know how I used to live as a Jew. I was cruel to God's church and even tried to destroy 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.

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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.

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Acts 22:3-5 And he saith: I am a Jew, born at Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city, at the feet of Gamaliel, taught according to the truth of the law of the fathers, zealous for the law, as also all you are this day: . . .

Acts 26:4,5 And my life indeed from my youth, which was from the beginning among my own nation in Jerusalem, all the Jews do know: . . .

how.

Acts 8:1,3 And at that time, there was raised a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem. And they were all dispersed through the countries of Judea, and Samaria, except the apostles. . . .

Acts 9:1,2,13,14,21,26 And Saul, as yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest . . .

Acts 22:4,5 Who persecuted this way unto death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women, . . .

Acts 26:9-11 And I indeed did formerly think 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, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Philippians 3:6 According to zeal, persecuting the church of God: According to the justice that is in the law, conversing without blame.

1 Timothy 1:13 Who before was a blasphemer and a persecutor and contumelious. But I obtained the mercy of God, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

Context
Paul Preaches the Gospel
12For neither did I receive it of man: nor did I learn it but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. 13For 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. 14And I made progress in the Jew's religion above many of my equals in my own nation, being more abundantly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.…
Cross References
Acts 8:3
But Saul made havock of the church, entering in from house to house: and dragging away men and women, committed them to prison.

Acts 9:21
And all that heard him were astonished and said: Is not this he who persecuted in Jerusalem those that called upon this name and came hither for that intent, that he might carry them bound to the chief priests?

Acts 22:4
Who persecuted this way unto death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women,

Acts 22:5
As the high priest doth bear me witness and all the ancients. From whom also receiving letters to the brethren, I went to Damascus, that I might bring them bound from thence to Jerusalem to be punished.

Acts 26:4
And my life indeed from my youth, which was from the beginning among my own nation in Jerusalem, all the Jews do know:

1 Corinthians 10:32
Be without offence to the Jew, and to the Gentiles and to the church of God:

1 Timothy 1:14
Now the grace of our Lord hath abounded exceedingly with faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus.

Additional Translations
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.

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.

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:

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:

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

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:

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;

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

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.

for ye did hear of my behaviour once in Judaism, that exceedingly I was persecuting the assembly of God, and wasting it,
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