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The Apostle Paul's epistle to the Galatians.

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Does Genesis 22:17 phrase “greatly multiply your seed” contradict Galatians 3:16 which emphasizes “his seed” as in “one” (Jesus Christ))?

How can Genesis 22:17 says "greatly multiply your seed" relate with Galatians 3:16 states "his seed" as in "one" (Jesus Christ))? It seems to me that Genesis 22:17-18 uses seed to represent the ...
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In Galatians 3:20, is the word “person” implied as in “God is one person”?

KJV Gal 3:20  Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one. One what? It appears many translators and commentators, including Trinitarians generally add the word "party" or "person": ...
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Exegesis of Galatians 3:20 ( Now a mediator is not for one party only; whereas God is only one )

Exegesis of Galatians 3:20 ( Now a mediator is not for one party only; whereas God is only one ) Galatians 3:15-22 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 15 Brethren, I speak [x]in terms of ...
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Galatians 2:9: What is the Christian meaning behind the expression “the right hand of fellowship”?

“James, Cephas and John, those esteemed as pillars, gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me. They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles, and ...
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In the context of Galatians 2:1-14, what does Paul suggest by using the word “poor”?

In the context of Galatians 2:1-14, what does Paul suggest by using the word "poor"? Is Paul only referring to the financially poor? Could Paul have also be referring to those who have No Christ-...
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Is what Paul says about boasting in Galatians 6:4 a contradiction of what he says in Ephesians 2:9?

In Ephesians 2:8-9 Paul seems to preclude boasting: KJV Eph 2:8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  Eph 2:9  Not of works, lest any man ...
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In Galatians 2:11-13 why does Peter fear the Jewish believers?

KJV Gal 2:11  But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.  Gal 2:12  For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but ...
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What is Paul saying in Galatians 2:17-19?

Galatians 2:15-21 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 15 “We are Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles; 16 > nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of [a]...
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Should it be be ἐν or ἐστιν in Galatians 5:22 & Ephesians 5:9?

The Apostle Paul uses the verb ἐστιν when expressing the "Fruit of the Spirit" in Galatians 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, ...
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Is “Fruit of the Spirit” Plural or Singular?

I was reading Galatians 5:22-23 earlier in the Schlachter 2000 Bible, because I was planning on writing a short little guide on "what makes a biblical man," in German, then translating it into English ...
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“an heir through God” (Gal 4:7 NAS) or “an heir of God through Christ” (Gal 4:7 KJV)?

Galatians 4:7 NASB Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God. KJV Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of ...
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Why does Paul say he wasn't sent by men?

In Galatians 1:1, Paul says: Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) What does Paul mean by he wasn't sent by man, ...
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Do Genesis 1:27, Galatians 4:26, Revelation 21:2 support the belief in a “God the Mother?”

Context: A sect within Christianity known as the "World Mission Society Church of God" believes that Genesis 1:27 gives credence to the idea that there is a "God the Father" as well as a "God the ...
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Did Paul refer to James as a literal brother of Jesus?

Christ mythicists claim that Paul refers to James as a brother of the Lord only in the same sense that all Christians are (spiritual) brothers. Here are the relevant passages (NRSV): Galatians 1:...
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Kindness and goodness - fruit of Spirit, what is the difference?

I was studying Gl 5.22, and I came across this virtues - kindness and goodness. I am Brazilian, and I looked up in dictionary for these two words in Portuguese (Bondade and Benignidade) and they are ...
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What is Paul's purpose in highlighting that the Christ was born of a woman?

In Galatians 4:4-5, Paul describes the incarnation event: But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might ...
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Does Galatians 1:1 preclude the Lord Jesus Christ from being just a man?

In Gal. 1:1, it is written, 1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) KJV, 1769 Αʹ Παῦλος ἀπόστολος οὐκ ἀπ᾽ ...
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Did James & the elders in Jerusalem advise Paul to compromise in Acts 21:21-24?

(KJV)Acts 21:21-24 And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to ...
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Did Paul establish the churches in Galatia?

(KJV)Galatians 1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: (KJV)Galatians 4:15 Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for ...
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In Galatians 6:2, what is “the law of Christ” («τὸν νόμον τοῦ Χριστοῦ»)?

In Gal. 6:2, it is written, 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. NKJV Βʹ Ἀλλήλων τὰ βάρη βαστάζετε καὶ οὕτως ἀναπληρώσατε τὸν νόμον τοῦ Χριστοῦ TR, 1550 Does the ...
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Which law is Galatians 3 referring to?

Galatians 3 (and the last verses of chapter 2, and the first verses of chapter 4) tells us that we are free from the "law". But I wonder what law are we speaking about here? The old Jewish laws, the ...
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In what sense is Paul using the word infirmity (ἀσθένεια ) (G769)(weaknesses, diseases, sickness) in Galatians 4:13?

Galatians 4:13 (NKJV) 13 You know that because of physical infirmity I preached the gospel to you at the first. In all his other letters Paul's reference to infirmity seemed to be about ...
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How can we reconcile Galatians 5:3 & Galatians 5:4?

Galatians 5:3 (KJV) 3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law Galatians 5:4 (kJV) 4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of ...
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In Galatians 5:3 is Paul's usage of ὀφειλέτης (G3781) the same as in Romans 1:14?

Galatians 5:3 (NKJV) 3 And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law. It seems in the above text Paul is referring to the debtor (Delinquent,...
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Are we justified by faith (Galatians 3:11) or works of the law (Romans 2:13)?

Galatians 3:11 (NKJV) But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.” Yet the law is not of faith, but “the man who does them shall ...
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Is there a contradiction between 1 Timothy 5:20 & Galatians 2:2

Timothy 5:20 (NKJV) 20 Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear. Galatians 2:2 (NKJV) 2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that ...
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Why did Paul get Timothy circumcised,do we have a paradox here? [closed]

Acts 16:1-3 We see Paul getting Timothy circumcised because of certain Jews: [NIV] 1 Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was Jewish and a ...
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Is there a contradiction between Romans 3:1-2 and Galatians 5:2?

It would seem like Paul is for circumcision in Romans, but makes a u-turn in Galatians, where he seems to preach against circumcision. The passages, for reference: Romans 3:1-2 Then what ...
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Is it appropriate to translate Galatians 3:21 as “If a law had been given”?

I do not read Hebrew or Greek but my interpretation of Pauline epistles is different than traditional protestants. Gal 3:21 (ESV) Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! ...
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The Spirit of his Son

In Galatians 4:6 it reads, Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out "Abba, Father." (NIV) Is Paul saying the Son of the Trinity, Jesus Christ, ...
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In Galatians 6:18, what does Paul mean by “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit”?

In Galatians 6:18, what does Paul mean by "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit"? Gal 6:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit [aka "breath"], brothers. Amen....
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In Galatians 5:5, why does Paul speak of “the hope of righteousness”?

In Galatians 5:5, why does Paul speak of "the hope of righteousness"? Gal 5:5 For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. He usually speaks in ...
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In Galatians 4:7-11, is Paul concerned that the saints would forfeit their salvation?

For the second time in this letter Paul expresses concern that his labor in Galatia might be a total loss. He addresses the Galatians as brothers but seems freaked out about them observing "days, ...
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Meaning of ἐκ and ἐν in Galatians 3:11-12

Galatians 3:11-12 reads: 11 Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.” 12 But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does ...
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In Galatians 2:2, what was Paul afraid of?

After receiving a divine charge and 14 years of faithful labor Paul returns to Jerusalem concerned that it was all for nothing. Why was he concerned about that and what did he fear that the Jerusalem ...
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In Genesis 17:24 and Acts 16:3, did Abraham and/or Timothy come under the curse of the Torah?

Paul argues in Galatians that circumcision obligates one to keep the whole of Torah: Gal 5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of ...
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What law are you under if you dont live by the spirit

In Galatians 5:18 it talk about if you are of the spirit then you are not under the law. What law do they mean?
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What evidence supports the theory that the author of 1 Peter was familiar with Galatians?

In another forum, a question was raised about 1 Peter which implied that the author of 1 Peter was familiar with Paul's Epistle to the Galatians. What textual evidence (within 1 Peter) supports the ...
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Can “many days” represent a period as long as three years in Acts 9:23?

In Acts 9:1-22, we see Paul's conversion and his subsequent ministry in Damascus. In Acts 9:23, the ESV says, When many days had passed, the Jews plotted to kill him. After this, Paul escaped ...
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How does the translation of γενόμενον as “made (of)” imply a previous state of existence?

The Pulpit Commentary* says that the word γενόμενον (KJV: made) in the phrase γενόμενον ἐκ γυναικός (made of a woman) in Galatians 4:4 implies a previous state of existence, whereas "born" (so NASB, ...
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When did Saul/Paul first go to Jerusalem

Asking because I am now reading Michael Grant's "Saint Paul" (1976). He lends credence to some argument p.14.5 that Luke's mention of Paul being at the stoning of Stephen as only a literary device ...
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What is the ontological constitution of a believer according to Galatians 2:20?

I am interested in understanding the components or makeup of the whole person -- their "ontology" -- when a nonbeliever becomes a believer. Paul writes in Galatians 2:20 - NIV I have been ...
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Galatians 5:18 vs. John 3:16

Galations 5:18-21 states But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, depravity, idolatry, sorcery, hostilities, ...
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In Galatians 1:19 is Paul saying he saw no apostles “except James” or “only James”?

In Galatians 1:19: New International Version: I saw none of the other apostles--only James, the Lord's brother. English Standard Version: But I saw none of the other apostles except James ...
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Galatians 2:16: is it really “not by works but by faith”?

The NASB renders Galatians 2:16 as follows: nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus . . . The way this is rendered, it sounds ...
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“… crucified the flesh…” Gal. 5:24

"Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires." Does this necessarily imply that the "flesh" is dead, or could it mean the "flesh" is on the cross, and ...
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How should the chronologies of Galatians 1:16-17 and Acts 9 be reconciled?

I would like to know where in respect to Acts 9 the events of Galatians 1:16-17 most likely occurred. Here are two possibilities: …. And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he ...
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Paul rebukes Peter in Galatians: short and sweet or speech?

The ESV has Paul's rebuke to Peter consist of just verse 2:14 and verses 15-21 are directed back at the Galatians. This is indicated with a section heading and the lack of quotation marks starting ...
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Commas amid the fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:19-21 includes a list of the works of the flesh: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality... There are 14 of them, and in both Greek and English they are separated by commas.* In vv. 22-...
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Who called the Galatians?

Who is "him who called you" referred to by Paul in Galatians 1:6? 6I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—...