Galatians 1:13
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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.

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:

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.

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;

Galatians 1:13 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Conversation (ἀναστροφήν)

Better, manner of life. See on 1 Peter 1:15.

In the Jews' religion (ἐν τῷ Ἱουδαΐσμῷ)

Only here and Galatians 1:14. Lit. in Judaism. It signifies his national religious condition. In lxx, 2 Macc. 2:21; 8:2; 14:38; 4 Macc. 4:26.

Beyond measure (καθ' ὑπερβολὴν)

P. Lit. according to excess. The noun primarily means a casting beyond, thence superiority, excellency. See 2 Corinthians 4:7, 2 Corinthians 4:17. It is transliterated in hyperbole. For similar phrases comp. 1 Corinthians 2:1; Acts 19:20; Acts 3:17; Acts 25:23.

Wasted (ἐπόρθουν)

Better, laid waste. In Class. applied not only to things - cities, walls, fields, etc. - but also to persons. So Acts 9:21.

Galatians 1:13 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

ye.

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...

how.

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.

Cross References
Acts 8:3
But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.

Acts 9:21
And all who heard him were amazed and said, "Is not this the man who made havoc in Jerusalem of those who called upon this name? And has he not come here for this purpose, to bring them bound before the chief priests?"

Acts 22:4
I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering to prison both men and women,

Acts 22:5
as the high priest and the whole council of elders can bear me witness. From them I received letters to the brothers, and I journeyed toward Damascus to take those also who were there and bring them in bonds to Jerusalem to be punished.

Acts 26:4
"My manner of life from my youth, spent from the beginning among my own nation and in Jerusalem, is known by all the Jews.

1 Corinthians 10:32
Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God,

1 Timothy 1:14
and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

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