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Galatians 1:12

    Galatians 1:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For neither did I receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came to me through revelation of Jesus Christ.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For I did not get it from man, and I was not given teaching in it, but it came to me through revelation of Jesus Christ.

    Webster's Revision

    For neither did I receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came to me through revelation of Jesus Christ.

    World English Bible

    For neither did I receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came to me through revelation of Jesus Christ.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For neither did I receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came to me through revelation of Jesus Christ.

    Clarke's Commentary on Galatians 1:12

    I neither received it of man - By means of any apostle, as was remarked Galatians 1:1. No man taught me what I have preached to you.

    But by the revelation of Jesus Christ - Being commissioned by himself alone; receiving the knowledge of it from Christ crucified.

    Barnes' Notes on Galatians 1:12

    For I neither received it of man - This is very probably said in reply to his opponents, who had maintained that Paul had derived his knowledge of the gospel from other people, since he had not been personally known to the Lord Jesus, or been of the number of those whom Jesus called to be his apostles. In reply to this, he says, that he did not receive his gospel in any way from man.

    Neither was I taught it - That is, by man. He was not taught it by any written account of it, or by the instruction of man in any way. The only plausible objection to this statement which could be urged would be the fact that Paul had an interview with Ananias Acts 9:17 before his baptism, and that he would probably receive instructions from him. But to this it may be replied:

    (1) That there is no evidence that Ananias went into an explanation of the nature of the Christian religion in his interview with Paul;

    (2) Before this, Paul had been taught what Christianity was by his encounter with the Lord Jesus on the way to Damascus Acts 9:5; Acts 26:14-18;

    (3) The purpose for which Ananias was sent to him in Damascus was that Paul might receive his sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit, Acts 9:17. Whatever instructions he may have received through Ananias, it is still true that his call was directly from the Lord Jesus, and his information of the nature of Christianity from Jesus' revelation.

    But by the revelation of Jesus Christ - On his way to Damascus, and subsequently in the temple, Acts 22:17-21. Doubtless, he received communications at various times from the Lord Jesus with regard to the nature of the gospel and his duty. The sense here is, that he was not indebted to people for his knowledge of the gospel, but had derived it entirely from the Saviour.

    Wesley's Notes on Galatians 1:12

    1:12 For neither did I receive it - At once. Nor was I taught it - Slowly and gradually, by any man. But by the revelation of Jesus Christ - Our Lord revealed to him at first, his resurrection, ascension, and the calling of the gentiles, and his own apostleship; and told him then, there were other things for which he would appear to him.