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But when God, who set me apart from my mother's womb and called me by his grace, was pleased
King James Bible
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
Darby Bible Translation
But when God, who set me apart [even] from my mother's womb, and called [me] by his grace,
World English Bible
But when it was the good pleasure of God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me through his grace,
Young's Literal Translation
and when God was well pleased -- having separated me from the womb of my mother, and having called me through His grace --
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Who separated me from my mother's womb - Him whom I acknowledge as the God of nature and the God of grace; who preserved me by his providence when I was a helpless infant, and saved me by his grace when I was an adult persecutor. For some useful remarks on these passages see the introduction, sec. 2.
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TO ME it is a pitiful sight to see Paul defending himself as an apostle; and doing this, not against the gainsaying world, but against cold-hearted members of the church. They said that he was not truly an apostle, for he had not seen the Lord; and they uttered a great many other things derogatory to him. To maintain his claim to the apostleship, he was driven to commence his epistles with "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ," though his work was a self-evident proof of his call. If, after God has …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 37: 1891
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Listen to me, you islands; hear this, you distant nations: Before I was born the LORD called me; from my mother's womb he has spoken my name.
And now the LORD says-- he who formed me in the womb to be his servant to bring Jacob back to him and gather Israel to himself, for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD and my God has been my strength--
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."
But the Lord said to Ananias, "Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.
Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God--
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
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