GALATIANS 2:14

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“But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?”

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Galatians 2:14 Translation & Meaning

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But ἀλλ' Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) But
when ὅτε At which (thing) too, i.e., when when
I saw εἶδον Used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent G3700 and G3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know saw
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
they walked ὀρθοποδοῦσιν To be straight-footed, i.e., (figuratively) to go directly forward walked
not οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
uprightly ὀρθοποδοῦσιν To be straight-footed, i.e., (figuratively) to go directly forward uprightly
according to πρὸς A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) according
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
truth ἀλήθειαν Truth truth
of εὐαγγελίου A good message, i.e., the gospel of
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
gospel, εὐαγγελίου A good message, i.e., the gospel gospel
I said εἶπον To speak or say (by word or writing) said
unto Πέτρῳ A (piece of) rock (larger than G3037); as a name, Petrus, an apostle unto
Peter Πέτρῳ A (piece of) rock (larger than G3037); as a name, Petrus, an apostle Peter
before ἔμπροσθεν In front of (in place (literally or figuratively) or time) before
them (No Greek definition. English implied.)
all, πάντων All, any, every, the whole all
If Εἰ If, whether, that, etc If
thou, σὺ Thou thou
being ὑπάρχων To begin under (quietly), i.e., come into existence (be present or at hand); expletively, to exist (as copula or subordinate to an adjective, participle, adverb or preposition, or as an auxiliary to a principal (verb) being
a Jew, Ἰουδαῖος Judaean, i.e., belonging to Jehudah Jew
livest ζῇς To live (literally or figuratively) livest
after the manner of Gentiles, ἐθνικῶς As a Gentile manner Gentiles
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
not οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
as do the Jews, Ἰουδαϊκῶς Judaïcally or in a manner resembling a Judaean do Jews
why τί An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) why
compellest thou ἀναγκάζεις To necessitate compellest
the τὰ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Gentiles ἔθνη A race (as of the same habit), i.e., a tribe; specially, a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually, by implication, pagan) Gentiles
to live as do the Jews? Ἰουδαΐζειν To become a Judaean, i.e., "Judaize" live do Jews

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  • 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.

  • 14  But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?

  • 15  We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,

  • 16  Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.




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