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Galatians 1:21

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— Then I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then I came unto the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Then I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— After that, I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— then I came to the regions of Syria and of Cilicia,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Afterwards, I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— After that, I went into the coastes of Syria and Cilicia:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia,
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— After that I went to the regions of Syria and Cilicia;
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And after these I went to the regions of Syria and of Cilicia.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And after that, I went to the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Afterwards 1899
{1899} Prime
From G1909 and G1534; thereafter.
I came 2064
{2064} Prime
Middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred [middle voice] word, ἐλεύθομαι [[eleuthomai]], {el-yoo'-thom-ahee}; or [active] ἔλθω [[eltho]], {el'-tho}; which do not otherwise occur); to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
into 1519
{1519} Prime
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
regions 2824
{2824} Prime
From G2827; a slope, that is, (specifically) a 'clime' or tract of country.
of Syria 4947
{4947} Prime
Probably of Hebrew origin [H6865]; Syria (that is, Tsyria or Tyre), a region of Asia.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
Cilicia; 2791
{2791} Prime
Probably of foreign origin; Cilicia, a region of Asia Minor.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Galatians 1:21

_ _ I came into ... Syria and Cilicia — “preaching the faith” (Galatians 1:23), and so, no doubt, founding the churches in Syria and Cilicia, which he subsequently confirmed in the faith (Acts 15:23, Acts 15:41). He probably went first to Caesarea, the main seaport, and thence by sea to Tarsus of Cilicia, his native place (Acts 9:30), and thence to Syria; Cilicia having its geographical affinities with Syria, rather than with Asia Minor, as the Tarsus mountains separate it from the latter. His placing “Syria” in the order of words before “Cilicia,” is due to Antioch being a more important city than Tarsus, as also to his longer stay in the former city. Also “Syria and Cilicia,” from their close geographical connection, became a generic geographical phrase, the more important district being placed first [Conybeare and Howson]. This sea journey accounts for his being “unknown by face to the churches of Judea” (Galatians 1:22). He passes by in silence his second visit, with alms, to Judea and Jerusalem (Acts 11:30); doubtless because it was for a limited and special object, and would occupy but a few days (Acts 12:25), as there raged at Jerusalem at the time a persecution in which James, the brother of John, was martyred, and Peter was m prison, and James seems to have been the only apostle present (Acts 12:17); so it was needless to mention this visit, seeing that he could not at such a time have received the instructions which the Galatians alleged he had derived from the primary fountains of authority, the apostles.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Galatians 1:10-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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I came:

Acts 9:30 [Which] when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.
Acts 11:25-26 Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul: ... And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
Acts 13:1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
Acts 15:23 And they wrote [letters] by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren [send] greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia:
Acts 15:41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.
Acts 18:18 And Paul [after this] tarried [there] yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn [his] head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow.
Acts 21:3 Now when we had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand, and sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade her burden.


Acts 6:9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called [the synagogue] of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.
Acts 21:39 But Paul said, I am a man [which am] a Jew of Tarsus, [a city] in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.
Acts 22:3 I am verily a man [which am] a Jew, born in Tarsus, [a city] in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, [and] taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.
Acts 23:34 And when the governor had read [the letter], he asked of what province he was. And when he understood that [he was] of Cilicia;
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