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Galatians 1:22

    Galatians 1:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And was unknown by face to the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And I was still unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the churches of Judaea which were in Christ still had no knowledge of my face or person:

    Webster's Revision

    And I was still unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:

    World English Bible

    I was still unknown by face to the assemblies of Judea which were in Christ,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And I was still unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:

    Clarke's Commentary on Galatians 1:22

    And was unknown by face - I was not personally acquainted with any of the Churches of Judea; I was converted in another place, and had not preached the Gospel in any Christian congregation in that country; I knew only those at Jerusalem.

    Barnes' Notes on Galatians 1:22

    And was unknown by face ... - Paul had visited Jerusalem only, and he had formed no acquaintance with any of the churches in the other parts of Judea. He regarded himself at the first as called to preach particularly to the Gentiles, and he did not remain even to form an acquaintance with the Christians in Judea.

    The churches of Judea - Those which were out of Jerusalem. Even at the early period of the conversion of Paul there were doubtless many churches in various parts of the land,

    Which were in Christ - United to Christ; or which were Christian churches. The design of mentioning this is, to show that he had not derived his views of the gospel from any of them. He had neither been instructed by the apostles, nor was he indebted to the Christians in Judea for his knowledge of the Christian religion.