Vincent Word Studies - Galatians 1:13 - 1:13

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Conversation (ἀναστροφήν)

Better, manner of life. See on 1Pe 1:15.

In the Jews' religion (ἐν τῷ Ἱουδαΐσμῷ)

Only here and Gal 1:14. Lit. in Judaism. It signifies his national religious condition. In lxx, 2 Macc. 2:21; 8:2; 14:38; 4 Macc. 4:26.

Beyond measure (καθ' ὑπερβολὴν)

P°. Lit. according to excess. The noun primarily means a casting beyond, thence superiority, excellency. See 2Co 4:7, 2Co 4:17. It is transliterated in hyperbole. For similar phrases comp. 1Co 2:1; Act 19:20; Act 3:17; Act 25:23.

Wasted (ἐπόρθουν)

Better, laid waste. In Class. applied not only to things - cities, walls, fields, etc. - but also to persons. So Act 9:21.