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Galatians 1:21

    Galatians 1:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then I came unto the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then I came to the parts of Syria and Cilicia.

    Webster's Revision

    Then I came unto the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

    World English Bible

    Then I came to the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

    Clarke's Commentary on Galatians 1:21

    Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria, etc. - The course of the apostle's travels, after his conversion, was this: He went from Damascus to Jerusalem, and from Jerusalem into Syria and Cilicia. "At Damascus the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket; and when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples;" Acts 9:25, Acts 9:26. Afterwards, when the brethren knew the conspiracy formed against him at Jerusalem, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus, a city of Cilicia, Acts 9:30. This account in the Acts agrees with that in this epistle.

    Barnes' Notes on Galatians 1:21

    Afterward I came ... - In this account be has omitted a circumstance recorded by Luke Act 9:29, of the controversy which he had with the Grecians (Hellenists). It was not material to the purpose which he has here in view, which is to state that he was not indebted to the apostles for his knowledge of the doctrines of Christianity. He therefore merely states that he left Jerusalem soon after he went there, and traveled to other places.

    The regions of Syria - Syria was between Jerusalem and Cilicia. Antioch was the capital of Syria, and in that city and the adjacent places he spent considerable time; compare Acts 15:23, Acts 15:41.

    Cilicia - This was a province of Asia Minor, of which Tarsus, the native place of Paul, was the capital; see the note at Acts 6:9.