GALATIANS 2:11

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.”

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Galatians 2:11 Translation & Meaning

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But δὲ But, and, etc But
when Ὅτε At which (thing) too, i.e., when when
Peter Πέτρος A (piece of) rock (larger than G3037); as a name, Petrus, an apostle Peter
was come ἦλθεν To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) come
to εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases to
Antioch, Ἀντιόχειαν Antioch (Antiochia), a place in Syria Antioch
I withstood ἀντέστην To stand against, i.e., oppose withstood
him αὐτῷ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him
to κατὰ (prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined) to
the face, πρόσωπον The front (as being towards view), i.e., the countenance, aspect, appearance, surface; by implication, presence, person face
because ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because because
he was ἦν I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were) he was
to be blamed. κατεγνωσμένος To note against, i.e., find fault with blamed

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  • 9  And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.

  • 10  Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.

  • 11  But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.

  • 12  For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.

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




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