Galatians 1:21
New International Version
Then I went to Syria and Cilicia.

New Living Translation
After that visit I went north into the provinces of Syria and Cilicia.

English Standard Version
Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

Berean Study Bible
Later I went to the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

Berean Literal Bible
Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

New American Standard Bible
Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

King James Bible
Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;

Christian Standard Bible
Afterward, I went to the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

Contemporary English Version
Later, I went to the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

Good News Translation
Afterward I went to places in Syria and Cilicia.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Afterward, I went to the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

International Standard Version
Then I went to the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

NET Bible
Afterward I went to the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

New Heart English Bible
Then I came to the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
After these things I came to the regions of Syria and Qiliqia.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I went to the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

New American Standard 1977
Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia

King James 2000 Bible
Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;

American King James Version
Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;

American Standard Version
Then I came unto the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

Darby Bible Translation
Then I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

English Revised Version
Then I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

Webster's Bible Translation
Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;

Weymouth New Testament
Afterwards I visited Syria and Cilicia.

World English Bible
Then I came to the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

Young's Literal Translation
then I came to the regions of Syria and of Cilicia,
Study Bible
Paul Preaches the Gospel
20I assure you before God that what I am writing to you is no lie. 21Later I went to the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22I was personally unknown, however, to the churches of Judea that are in Christ.…
Cross References
Matthew 4:24
News about Him spread all over Syria, and people brought to Him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering acute pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed--and He healed them.

Acts 6:9
But resistance arose from what was known as the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and men from the provinces of Cilicia and Asia. They began to argue with Stephen,

Acts 9:30
When the brothers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.

Acts 15:23
and sent them with this letter: "The apostles and the elders, your brothers, To the brothers among the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia: Greetings.

Acts 15:41
And he traveled through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

Treasury of Scripture

Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;

I came.

Acts 9:30
Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.

Acts 11:25,26
Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul: …

Acts 13:1
Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Cilicia.

Acts 6:9
Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.

Acts 21:39
But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.

Acts 22:3
I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.







Lexicon
Later
Ἔπειτα (Epeita)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1899: Then, thereafter, afterwards. From epi and eita; thereafter.

I went
ἦλθον (ēlthon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

the
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

regions
κλίματα (klimata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2824: A small geographical division, district, or territory. From klino; a slope, i.e. a 'clime' or tract of country.

of Syria
Συρίας (Syrias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4947: Syria, a great Roman imperial province, united with Cilicia. Probably of Hebrew origin; Syria, a region of Asia.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

Cilicia.
Κιλικίας (Kilikias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2791: Probably of foreign origin; Cilicia, a region of Asia Minor.
(21) Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.--We gather from the parallel narrative in Acts 9:30; Acts 11:25-26, that the course which the Apostle followed was this:--He was first conveyed secretly by the disciples to the sea-port Caesarea Stratonis; there he took ship and sailed for Tarsus. Here he was found, somewhat later, by Barnabas, and taken to Antioch, where he remained a year. It would thus appear that the order in which the two names, Syria and Cilicia, occur does not represent the order in which the two provinces were visited. The Apostle, reviewing his past career at a distance of time, and with a certain special object in view, which is not affected by the geographical direction of his movements, speaks in this general way. It hardly seems necessary to suppose an unrecorded visit to Syria on the way to Tarsus, though that, of course, is possible. Still more gratuitous is the supposition that there is any contradiction between the historical narrative and our Epistle, for such generalities of expression are what most persons may constantly detect themselves in using. The accuracy of the pedant neither belongs to St. Paul's Epistles nor to real life.

Regions.--The Greek word here is the same as that which is translated "parts" in Romans 15:23, where see the Note.

Verse 21. - Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia (ἔπειτα η΅λθον εἰς τὰ κλίματα τῆς Συρίας καὶ τῆς Κιλικίας); then I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. St. Luke tells us (Acts 9:30) that "the brethren brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus." The verb "brought down" of itself indicates that the Caesarea here mentioned was Caesarea Stratonis, the seaport of Jerusalem, and not Caesarea Philippi towards Damascus (see Bishop Lightfoot on Galatians 1:21). When, later, Barnabas required Saul's help at Antioch, it was to Tarsus that he went to seek him. It is, therefore, probable that, in mentioning "Syria" with "Cilicia" as containing "regions" (cf. Romans 15:23; 2 Corinthians 11:10) in which, after this departure from Jerusalem, he was actively engaged in ministerial work, he is thinking of the northern part of Syria, as in "Cilicia" he is thinking of the eastern portion of Cilicia about Tarsus; northern Syria and eastern Cilicia having a great geographical affinity (see Conybeare and Howson, vol. 1. pp. 26, 130). It thus appears that the Epistle is in perfect harmony with the Acts. To the apostle's labours during this period that he was making Tarsus his head-quarters, was most probably due in no small measure the founding of the Churches in Syria, and especially in Cilicia, which are referred to in Acts 15:23, 41. 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.
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