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Galatians 1:2

    Galatians 1:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And all the brothers which are with me, to the churches of Galatia:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and all the brethren that are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And all the brothers who are with me, to the churches of Galatia:

    Webster's Revision

    and all the brethren that are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:

    World English Bible

    and all the brothers who are with me, to the assemblies of Galatia:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:

    Clarke's Commentary on Galatians 1:2

    And all the brethren which are with me - It is very likely that this refers to those who were his assistants in preaching the Gospel, and not to any private members of the Church.

    Churches of Galatia - Galatia was a region or province of Asia Minor; there was neither city nor town of this name. See the preface. But as, in this province, St. Paul had planted several Churches, he directs the epistle to the whole of them; for it seems they were all pretty nearly in the same state, and needed the same instructions.

    Barnes' Notes on Galatians 1:2

    And all the brethren which are with me - It was usual for Paul to associate with him the ministers of the gospel, or other Christians who were with him, in expressing friendly salutations to the churches to which he wrote, or as uniting with him, and concurring in the sentiments which he expressed. Though Paul claimed to be inspired, yet it would do much to conciliate favor for what he advanced, if others also concurred with what he said, and especially if they were known to the churches to which the epistles were written. Sometimes the names of others were associated with his in the Epistle; see the 1 Corinthians 1:1 note; Philippians 1:1 note; Colossians 1:1 note; 1 Thessalonians 1:1 note. Since we do not know where this epistle was written, of course we are ignorant who the "brethren" were, who are here referred to. They may have been ministers with Paul, or they may have been the private members of the churches. Commentators have been much divided in opinion on the subject; but all is conjecture. It is obviously impossible to determine.

    Unto the churches - How many churches there were in Galatia is unknown. There were several cities in Galatia, as Ancyria, Tavia, Pessinus, etc. It is not improbable that a church had been established in each of the cities, and, since they were not far distant from each other, and the people had the same general character and habits, it is not improbable that they had fallen into the same errors. Hence, the Epistle is directed to them in common.

    Wesley's Notes on Galatians 1:2

    1:2 And all the brethren - Who agree with me in what I now write.