—New King James Version
At the time of Paul’s letter to the Galatian Christians, he has strongly condemned Peter’s decision to separate himself from Gentiles at meals (see vv. 11–20). Peter may have wanted to appease Jewish Christians who believed that their God-given law forbade eating with Gentiles. But Paul sees this act as contrary to the universality of Christ’s teachings.
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GT: New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
RR: The Living Bible, copyright © 1971. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, IL. All rights reserved; Buttrick, George Arthur, Nolan B. Harmon, et al., eds. The Interpreter’s Bible: A Commentary in Twelve Volumes. Vol. 10, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians. Vol. 11, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, Pastoral Epistles, Philemon, Hebrews. Nashville: Abingdon, 1951–57.
Cit. 7: Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 9, Acts, Introduction to Epistolary Literature, Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians. Nashville: Abingdon, 2015.
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