Notes on Galatians

From the Original 1599 Geneva Bible Notes


Ga 1:1

1:1 Paul, {1} an apostle, (not {a} of men, neither by {b} man, but by {c} Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)

Ga 1:4

1:4 {2} Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil {d} world, according to the will of God and our Father:

Ga 1:6

1:6 {3} I marvel that ye are so soon {e} removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:

Ga 1:7

1:7 {4} Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would {f} pervert the gospel of Christ.

Ga 1:8

1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be {g} accursed.

Ga 1:10

1:10 {5} For do I now persuade {h} men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Ga 1:11

1:11 {6} But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.

Ga 1:12

1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught [it], but by the {i} revelation of Jesus Christ.

Ga 1:13

1:13 {7} 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:

Ga 1:14

1:14 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the {k} traditions of my fathers.

Ga 1:15

1:15 But when it pleased God, who {l} separated me from my mother's womb, and called [me] by his grace,

Ga 1:16

1:16 To reveal his Son {m} in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately {8} I conferred not with {n} flesh and blood:

Ga 1:20

1:20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, {o} before God, I lie not.

Ga 1:23

1:23 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the {p} faith which once he destroyed.

Ga 2:1

2:1 Then {1} fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with [me] also.

Ga 2:2

2:2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, {a} in vain.

Ga 2:4

2:4 And that because of {b} false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:

Ga 2:5

2:5 To whom we gave place by {c} subjection, no, not for an hour; that the {d} truth of the gospel might continue with {e} you.

Ga 2:7

2:7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the {f} uncircumcision was committed unto me, as [the gospel] of the circumcision [was] unto Peter;

Ga 2:9

2:9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who {g} seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right {h} hands of fellowship; that we [should go] unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.

Ga 2:11

2:11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the {i} face, because he was to be blamed.

Ga 2:12

2:12 {2} For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.

Ga 2:13

2:13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was {k} carried away with their dissimulation.

Ga 2:14

2:14 But when I saw that they walked not {l} uprightly according to the {m} truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before [them] all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why {n} compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?

Ga 2:15

2:15 {3} We [who are] Jews {o} by nature, and not {p} sinners of the Gentiles,

Ga 2:16

2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith {q} of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall {r} no flesh be justified.

Ga 2:17

2:17 {4} But if, while {s} we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, [is] therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.

Ga 2:19

2:19 For I through the law am dead to the {t} law, that I might live unto God.

Ga 2:20

2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not {u} I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the {x} flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Ga 2:21

2:21 {5} I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness [come] by the law, then Christ is dead {e} in vain.

Ga 3:1

3:1 O {1} foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, {a} before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?

Ga 3:2

3:2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the {b} Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of {c} faith?

Ga 3:3

3:3 {2} Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the {d} flesh?

Ga 3:4

3:4 {3} Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if [it be] yet in vain.

Ga 3:5

3:5 {4} He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, [doeth he it] by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Ga 3:6

3:6 {5} Even as {e} Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

Ga 3:7

3:7 {6} Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

Ga 3:8

3:8 {7} And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, [saying], {8} In thee shall all nations be {f} blessed.

Ga 3:9

3:9 {9} So then they which be of faith are blessed {g} with faithful Abraham.

Ga 3:10

3:10 {10} For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: {11} for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

Ga 3:11

3:11 {12} But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [it is] evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

Ga 3:12

3:12 {13} And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

Ga 3:13

3:13 {14} Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: {15} for it is written, {h} Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree:

Ga 3:14

3:14 {16} That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Ga 3:15

3:15 {17} Brethren, I speak {i} after the manner of men; Though [it be] but a man's covenant, yet [if it be] {k} confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.

Ga 3:16

3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, {18} which is {l} Christ.

Ga 3:17

3:17 {19} And this I say, [that] the covenant, that was confirmed before of God {m} in Christ, the {20} law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

Ga 3:18

3:18 {21} For if the {n} inheritance [be] of the law, [it is] no more of promise: but God gave [it] to Abraham by promise.

Ga 3:19

3:19 {22} Wherefore then [serveth] the law? It was added because of {o} transgressions, {p} till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; {23} [and it was] {q} ordained by {r} angels in the hand of a mediator.

Ga 3:20

3:20 Now a mediator is not [a mediator] of one, {24} but God is one.

Ga 3:21

3:21 {25} [Is] the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

Ga 3:22

3:22 But the {s} scripture hath concluded {t} all under sin, that the {u} promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

Ga 3:23

3:23 {26} But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto {x} the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

Ga 3:26

3:26 {27} For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Ga 3:27

3:27 {28} For as many of you as have been {y} baptized into Christ have {z} put on Christ.

Ga 3:28

3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all {a} one in Christ Jesus.

Ga 4:1

4:1 Now {1} I say, [That] the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;

Ga 4:2

4:2 But is under tutors and governors {a} until the time appointed of the father.

Ga 4:3

4:3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the {b} elements of the world:

Ga 4:4

4:4 {2} But when the {c} fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a {d} woman, made under the law,

Ga 4:5

4:5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the {e} adoption of sons.

Ga 4:6

4:6 {3} And because ye are sons, God hath {f} sent forth the {g} Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

Ga 4:7

4:7 Wherefore thou art no more a {h} servant, but a son; and if a son, then an {i} heir of God through Christ.

Ga 4:8

4:8 {4} Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.

Ga 4:9

4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and {k} beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire {l} again to be in bondage?

Ga 4:12

4:12 {5} Brethren, I beseech you, be as I [am]; for I [am] as ye [are]: ye have not injured me at all.

Ga 4:13

4:13 Ye know how through {m} infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.

Ga 4:14

4:14 And my {n} temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, [even] as {o} Christ Jesus.

Ga 4:15

4:15 {p} Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if [it had been] possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.

Ga 4:17

4:17 They zealously affect you, {q} [but] not well; yea, they would exclude you, {r} that ye might affect them.

Ga 4:18

4:18 But [it is] good to be {s} zealously affected always in [a] good [thing], and not only when I am present with you.

Ga 4:20

4:20 I desire to be present with you now, and to {t} change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you.

Ga 4:21

4:21 {6} Tell me, ye that {u} desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?

Ga 4:23

4:23 But he [who was] of the bondwoman was born after the {x} flesh; but he of the freewoman [was] by {y} promise.

Ga 4:24

4:24 Which things are an allegory: for {z} these are the {a} two covenants; the one from the mount {b} Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.

Ga 4:25

4:25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and {c} answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and {d} is in bondage with her children.

Ga 4:26

4:26 But Jerusalem which is {e} above is free, which is the mother of us all.

Ga 4:27

4:27 {7} For it is written, Rejoice, [thou] barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the {f} desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.

Ga 4:28

4:28 Now we, brethren, {g} as Isaac was, are the children of {h} promise.

Ga 4:29

4:29 But as then he that was born after the {i} flesh persecuted him [that was born] after the {k} Spirit, even so [it is] now.

Ga 4:31

4:31 {8} So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

Ga 5:2

5:2 {1} Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be {a} circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.

Ga 5:4

5:4 Christ is {b} become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are {c} justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

Ga 5:5

5:5 {2} For we through the {d} Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

Ga 5:6

5:6 {3} For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor {4} uncircumcision; {5} but {e} faith which worketh by love.

Ga 5:7

5:7 {6} Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?

Ga 5:8

5:8 {7} This persuasion [cometh] not of {f} him that calleth you.

Ga 5:9

5:9 {8} A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.

Ga 5:10

5:10 {9} I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.

Ga 5:11

5:11 {10} And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.

Ga 5:12

5:12 {11} I would they were even cut off which {g} trouble you.

Ga 5:13

5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; {12} only [use] not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Ga 5:14

5:14 {13} For {h} all the law is fulfilled in one word, [even] in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Ga 5:15

5:15 {14} But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

Ga 5:16

5:16 {15} [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Ga 5:17

5:17 For the {i} flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

Ga 5:19

5:19 {16} Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

Ga 5:22

5:22 But the {k} fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Ga 5:23

5:23 Meekness, temperance: {17} against such there is no law.

Ga 5:25

5:25 If we {l} live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Ga 5:26

5:26 {18} Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Ga 6:1

6:1 Brethren, {1} if a man be {a} overtaken in a fault, ye which are {b} spiritual, {c} restore such an one in the {d} spirit of meekness; {2} considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

Ga 6:2

6:2 {3} Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the {e} law of Christ.

Ga 6:5

6:5 {4} For every man shall bear his own burden.

Ga 6:6

6:6 {5} Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in {f} all good things.

Ga 6:7

6:7 {6} Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Ga 6:8

6:8 For he that soweth to his {g} flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Ga 6:9

6:9 {7} And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Ga 6:10

6:10 {8} As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all [men], especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Ga 6:11

6:11 {9} Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand.

Ga 6:12

6:12 As many as desire to make a {h} fair shew in {i} the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the {k} cross of Christ.

Ga 6:13

6:13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in {l} your flesh.

Ga 6:14

6:14 {10} But God forbid that I should {m} glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

Ga 6:16

6:16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace [be] on them, and mercy, and upon the {n} Israel of God.

Ga 6:17

6:17 {11} From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the {o} marks of the {p} Lord Jesus.

Ga 6:18

6:18 {12} Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with your {q} spirit. Amen. [To [the] Galatians written from Rome.]


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