Galatians 2:1
New International Version
Then after fourteen years, I went up again to Jerusalem, this time with Barnabas. I took Titus along also.

New Living Translation
Then fourteen years later I went back to Jerusalem again, this time with Barnabas; and Titus came along, too.

English Standard Version
Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me.

Berean Study Bible
Fourteen years later I went up again to Jerusalem, accompanied by Barnabas. I took Titus along also.

Berean Literal Bible
Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, having taken with me Titus also.

King James Bible
Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also.

New King James Version
Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and also took Titus with me.

New American Standard Bible
Then after an interval of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along also.

NASB 1995
Then after an interval of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along also.

NASB 1977
Then after an interval of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along also.

Amplified Bible
Then after a period of fourteen years I again went up to Jerusalem, [this time] with Barnabas, taking Titus along also.

Christian Standard Bible
Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along also.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then after 14 years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along also.

American Standard Version
Then after the space of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus also with me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But again, after 14 years, I went up to Jerusalem with BarNaba, and I brought Titus with me.

Contemporary English Version
Fourteen years later I went to Jerusalem with Barnabas. I also took along Titus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then, after fourteen years, I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus also with me.

English Revised Version
Then after the space of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus also with me.

Good News Translation
Fourteen years later I went back to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then 14 years later I went to Jerusalem again with Barnabas. I also took Titus along.

International Standard Version
Then fourteen years later, I again went up to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus with me.

Literal Standard Version
Then after fourteen years again I went up to Jerusalem with Barnabas, having also taken Titus with me;

NET Bible
Then after fourteen years I went up to Jerusalem again with Barnabas, taking Titus along too.

New Heart English Bible
Then after a period of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus also with me.

Weymouth New Testament
Later still, after an interval of fourteen years, I again went up to Jerusalem in company with Barnabas, taking Titus also with me.

World English Bible
Then after a period of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus also with me.

Young's Literal Translation
Then, after fourteen years again I went up to Jerusalem with Barnabas, having taken with me also Titus;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Council at Jerusalem
1Fourteen years later I went up again to Jerusalem, accompanied by Barnabas. I took Titus along also. 2I went in response to a revelation and set before them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles. But I spoke privately to those recognized as leaders, for fear that I was running or had already run in vain.…

Cross References
Acts 4:36
Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (meaning Son of Encouragement),

Acts 15:2
And after engaging these men in sharp debate, Paul and Barnabas were appointed, along with some other believers, to go up to Jerusalem to see the apostles and elders about this question.

2 Corinthians 2:13
I had no peace in my spirit, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said goodbye to them and went on to Macedonia.

Galatians 2:3
Yet not even Titus, who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, even though he was a Greek.

Galatians 2:9
And recognizing the grace that I had been given, James, Cephas, and John--those reputed to be pillars--gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, so that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcised.

Galatians 2:13
The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray.


Treasury of Scripture

Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also.

fourteen.

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

I went.

Acts 15:2-4
When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question…

Barnabas.

Galatians 2:13
And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.

Acts 4:36,37
And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, …

Acts 11:25,30
Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul: …

Titus.

Galatians 2:3
But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:

2 Corinthians 8:16,23
But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you…

Titus 1:4
To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.









II.

(1-10) The argument proceeds, still taking the shape of vivid personal retrospect:--The next visit at which I had any communication with the elder Apostles was after an interval of fourteen years. That, too, only served to bring out at once the independence and the soundness of my teaching. I spoke on the subject freely to the whole Church, and besides I had private conferences with the leaders; but no alteration was made either in my teaching or in my practice. One crucial instance was that of Titus, my companion, who, Gentile as he was, was not compelled to be circumcised, though his circumcision was urged upon me, not by the free motion of the Apostles themselves, but to silence the malicious rumours set on foot by certain Judaising spies who had found their way into our midst. To these Barnabas and I did not give way for a moment. And the upshot of the matter was that my mission was fully recognised by the leading Apostles, and that we agreed to go different ways--they to the Jews, we to the Gentiles--with the one condition, which I needed no prompting to accept, that we should not forget the poor.

Thoughts and arguments crowd in upon the Apostle with great vehemence. His amanuensis cannot take them down fast enough. Sentences are begun and not rightly ended, and much of the sense is left to be supplied by conjecture. The general drift of the passage is sufficiently plain, but there is much uncertainty about the details. This will appear in the Notes which follow.

(1) Fourteen years after.--From what date is this fourteen years to be reckoned? The phrase "I went up again" seems to be decisive in favour of reckoning it from the visit to Jerusalem just mentioned. We should therefore have to add the three years of Galatians 1:18, in order to reach the date of the Apostle's conversion The relation of the present narrative to that in the Acts will be more fully discussed in an excursus. (See Excursus A: On the Visits of St. Paul to Jerusalem.)

In the meantime, it may be assumed that there appear to be sufficient reasons for identifying the visit to Jerusalem here described with that recorded in Acts 15, commonly known as the Council of Jerusalem, which is placed by the best chronologists about A.D. 50 or 51.

And took Titus with me also.--In the corresponding passage (Acts 15:2) we are told that "certain others" were sent with Paul and Barnabas. St. Paul mentions especially Titus because of the part which he subsequently played in the history of the Council, and because of the importance of this for his present argument.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Fourteen
δεκατεσσάρων (dekatessarōn)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 1180: Fourteen. From deka and tessares; ten and four, i.e. Fourteen.

years
ἐτῶν (etōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 2094: A year. Apparently a primary word; a year.

later
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

I went up
ἀνέβην (anebēn)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 305: To go up, mount, ascend; of things: I rise, spring up, come up. From ana and the base of basis; to go up.

again
πάλιν (palin)
Adverb
Strong's 3825: Probably from the same as pale; anew, i.e. back, once more, or furthermore or on the other hand.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

Jerusalem,
Ἱεροσόλυμα (Hierosolyma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 2414: The Greek form of the Hebrew name: Jerusalem. Of Hebrew origin; Hierosolyma

accompanied by
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

Barnabas.
Βαρνάβα (Barnaba)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 921: Of Chaldee origin; son of Nabas; Barnabas, an Israelite.

I took
συμπαραλαβὼν (symparalabōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4838: To take along as a companion. From sun and paralambano; to take along in company.

Titus {along}
Τίτον (Titon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5103: Of Latin origin but uncertain significance; Titus, a Christian.

also.
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.


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