New Living Translation
You know what I was like when I followed the Jewish religion--how I violently persecuted God's church. I did my best 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:
Darby Bible Translation
For ye have heard what was my conversation formerly in Judaism, that I excessively persecuted the assembly of God, and ravaged it;
World English Bible
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.
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 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:13 I Persecuted the church of God - That is, the believers in Christ.
LibraryA Reasonable Service
TEXT: "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."--Romans 12:1. There is perhaps no chapter in the New Testament, certainly none in this epistle, with which we are more familiar than this one which is introduced by the text; and yet, however familiar we may be with the statements, if we read them carefully and study them honestly they must always come to us not only in the …
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But Saul was going everywhere to destroy the church. He went from house to house, dragging out both men and women to throw them into prison.
All who heard him were amazed. "Isn't this the same man who caused such devastation among Jesus' followers in Jerusalem?" they asked. "And didn't he come here to arrest them and take them in chains to the leading priests?"
And I persecuted the followers of the Way, hounding some to death, arresting both men and women and throwing them in prison.
The high priest and the whole council of elders can testify that this is so. For I received letters from them to our Jewish brothers in Damascus, authorizing me to bring the Christians from there to Jerusalem, in chains, to be punished.
"As the Jewish leaders are well aware, I was given a thorough Jewish training from my earliest childhood among my own people and in Jerusalem.
1 Corinthians 10:32
Don't give offense to Jews or Gentiles or the church of God.
1 Timothy 1:14
Oh, how generous and gracious our Lord was! He filled me with the faith and love that come from Christ Jesus.
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