Galatians 1:17
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English Standard Version
nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.

King James Bible
Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.

American Standard Version
neither went I up to Jerusalem to them that were apostles before me: but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned unto Damascus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither went I to Jerusalem, to the apostles who were before me: but I went into Arabia, and again I returned to Damascus.

English Revised Version
neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me: but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned unto Damascus.

Webster's Bible Translation
Neither did I go to Jerusalem to them who were apostles before me: but I went into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.

Weymouth New Testament
nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were my seniors in the Apostleship, but I went away into Arabia, and afterwards came back to Damascus.

Galatians 1:17 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Went I up (ἀνῆλθον)

Comp. Galatians 1:18. Only in this chapter, and John 6:3. More commonly ἀναβαίνειν, often of the journey to Jerusalem, probably in the conventional sense in which Englishmen speak of going up to London, no matter from what point. See Matthew 20:17; Mark 10:32; John 2:13; Acts 11:2. In Acts 18:22 the verb is used absolutely of going to Jerusalem. The reading ἀπῆλθον I went away had strong support, and is adopted by Weiss. In that case the meaning would be went away to Jerusalem from where I then was.

Apostles before me

In point of seniority. Comp. Romans 16:7.

Arabia

It is entirely impossible to decide what Paul means by this term, since the word was so loosely used and so variously applied. Many think the Sinaitic peninsula is meant (Stanley, Farrar, Matheson, Lightfoot). Others, the district of Auranitis near Damascus (Lipsius, Conybeare and Howson, Lewin, McGiffert). Others again the district of Arabia Petraea.

Galatians 1:17 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

went.

Galatians 1:18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and stayed with him fifteen days.

Acts 9:20-25 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God...

returned.

2 Corinthians 11:32,33 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me...

Cross References
Acts 9:2
and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

Acts 9:8
Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus.

Acts 9:10
Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, "Ananias." And he said, "Here I am, Lord."

Acts 9:19
and taking food, he was strengthened. For some days he was with the disciples at Damascus.

Acts 9:23
When many days had passed, the Jews plotted to kill him,

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