Galatians Commentaries

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SUMMARY CHART:
EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS
Gospel of Grace
Defended
Gospel of Grace
Explained
Gospel of Grace
Applied
Defense of the
Gospel
Gal 1:1-2:21
Freedom
from Legalism
Gal 3:1-4:31
Freedom
to Love and to Serve
Gal 5:1-6:18
Labor Liberty Life
Authority
Not Opinion
Freedom
Not Bondage
Spirit
Not Flesh
Personal
Autobiography
Doctrinal
Accuracy
Practical
Application
Paul the
Apostle

(Gal 1:1-24)
Paul's
Authority

(Gal 2:1-21)
Justified by Faith not Works
(Gal 3:1-9)
Justified by Faith not the Law
(Gal 3:10-4:20)
Grace and Law Cannot Co-Exist
(Gal 4:21-31)
Position and Practice of Liberty
(Gal 5:1-15)
Power of Liberty

(Gal 5:16-26)
Performance in Liberty

(Gal 6:1-18)
Vindication Exposition Application
Testimonial and
Apologetic
Doctrinal and
Argumentative
Practical and
Hortatory
Biographical
Explanation
Doctrinal
Exposition
Practical
Exhortation
Authentication
of Liberty
Argumentation
for Liberty
Application
of Liberty

Style or Tone: Vigorous, blunt, aggressive, direct, corrective, urgent, brief, righteous anger, strong words

Theme: Justification by Faith and not by Works of the Law

Author: Paul in large letters (Gal 6:11)

Recipients: Churches in Galatia (Gal 1:2) (Most likely the Southern Region)

Christ in Galatian: Jesus is the Source and Power for the believer's New Life. (Gal 2:20, 5:16)

GALATIANS
Verse by Verse
In Depth Commentary
On Site

COMMENTARY BY CHAPTER AND VERSE (Under construction)

COMMENTARY ON INDIVIDUAL VERSES

HENRY ALFORD (1810-1871)
(Read his fascinating brief biography - Henry Alford and Phil Johnson's related comments)
The New Testament for English Readers
Galatians Commentary
Recommended

James Rosscup writes that Alford's series on the New Testament "contains much that is valuable in the Greek New Testament...though all of the Greek New Testament words have been changed to English throughout." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (see his comments in following entry on Alford).

Editorial Note: If you are not proficient in Greek, you will find this work considerably more useful than the following work by Alford, because in this volume he translates the Greek and Latin into English. While the "The Greek New Testament" is longer (e.g., English version of 1John = 66 pages compared to Greek version = 94 pages in part because the latter includes comments of more technical nature), the substance of the commentary is otherwise similar to that found in the "NT for English Readers".

Henry Alford's "The New Testament for English Readers"

HENRY ALFORD
The Greek New Testament
Galatians Commentary
Recommended

James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers (4 vols.). Alford was a Calvinist, conservative and premillennial, though not dispensational. He takes a literal interpretation of the thousand years in Rev. 20 and has a famous quote there, is strong on sovereign election as in Ro 8:29, 30 and 1Pe 1:2, but, unfortunately, holds to baptismal regeneration in such texts as Titus 3:5 and John 3:5. He shows a great knowledge of the Greek text and faces problems of both a doctrinal and textual nature." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

John Piper writes ""When I’m stumped with a...grammatical or syntactical or logical [question] in Paul, I go to Henry Alford. Henry Alford...comes closer more consistently than any other human commentator to asking my kinds of questions."

Charles Haddon Spurgeon writes that this text "is an invaluable aid to the critical study of the text of the New Testament. You will find in it the ripened results of a matured scholarship, the harvesting of a judgment, generally highly impartial, always worthy of respect, which has gleaned from the most important fields of Biblical research, both modern and ancient, at home and abroad. You will not look here for any spirituality of thought or tenderness of feeling; you will find the learned Dean does not forget to do full justice to his own views, and is quite able to express himself vigorously against his opponents; but for what it professes to be, it is an exceedingly able and successful work. The later issues are by far the most desirable, as the author has considerably revised the work in the fourth edition. What I have said of his Greek Testament applies equally to Alford’s New Testament for English Readers,* which is also a standard work." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

Henry Alford's 1903 "The Greek Testament"

PAUL APPLE
Commentary on Galatians Pdf

WAYNE BARBER
Expository (Sermon) Commentary
Galatians

Galatians 1 Commentary

Galatians 2 Commentary

Galatians 3 Commentary

Galatians 4 Commentary

Galatians 5 Commentary

Galatians 6 Commentary

WILLIAM BARCLAY
Commentary on Galatians
Daily Study Bible

Comment: Barclay often has rich insights on Greek words and/or historical background. However, be aware that he does hold some unorthodox beliefs, so be a Berean (Acts 17:11) and use this resource wisely.

ALBERT BARNES
Commentary on Galatians

James Rosscup writes that Barnes "includes 16 volumes on the Old Testament, 11 on the New Testament. The New Testament part of this old work was first published in 1832–1851. Various authors contributed. It is evangelical and amillennial...Often the explanations of verses are very worthwhile." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

C H Spurgeon "Albert Barnes is a learned and able divine, but his productions are unequal in value, the gospels are of comparatively little worth, but his other comments are extremely useful for Sunday-school teachers and persons with a narrow range of reading, endowed with enough good sense to discriminate between good and evil....Placed by the side of the great masters, Barnes is a lesser light, but taking his work for what it is and professes to be, no minister can afford to be without it, and this is no small praise for works which were only intended for Sunday-school teachers." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

C. NORMAN BARTLETT
Commentary:
GALATIANS AND Y0U
Studies in the Epistle of Paul
to the Galatians
Moody Press, 1948
Opens Pdf

BRIAN BELL
Calvary Chapel, Murrieta
Notes on Galatians

Johann A Bengel
Commentary on Galatians
Gnomon of the New Testament

Index to Mt-Rev Chapter by Chapter

James Rosscup writes "This work (Gnomon), originally issued in 1742, has considerable comment on the Greek, flavoring the effort with judicious details about the spiritual life. It has much that helps, but has been surpassed by many other commentaries since its day." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

JOHANN BENGEL
Commentary on Galatians
The Critical English Testament
Similar to above but less Greek

Short Pithy Comments
Index to Mt-Rev Chapter by Chapter

Charles Haddon Spurgeon -- "'A Critical New Testament, so compiled as to enable a reader, unacquainted with Greek, to ascertain the exact English force and meaning of the language of the New Testament, and to appreciate the latest results of modern criticism.' Such is the professed aim of this commentary, and the compilers have very fairly carried out their intentions. The whole of Bengel’s Gnomon is bodily transferred into the work, and as one hundred and twenty years have elapsed since the first issue of that book, it may be supposed that much has since been added to the wealth of Scripture exposition; the substance of this has been incorporated in brackets, so as to bring it down to the present advanced state of knowledge. We strongly advise the purchase of this book, as it is multum in parvo, and will well repay an attentive perusal. Tischendorf and Alford have contributed largely, with other German and English critics, to make this one of the most lucid and concise commentaries on the text and teachings of the New Testament" (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

BETHANY BIBLE
Greg Allen
Sermons and Study Notes on Galatians

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BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR
Resources on Galatians

A E BOUTER
An Outline to the Epistle to the Galatians

Introduction - 1:1-5
The Problem - 1:6-10

  1. The Biographical Argument: An Independent Revelation - 1:11-2:21

    1. Independent of Human Teaching - 1:11-17

    2. Independent of Judean Churches - 1:18-24

    3. Independent of the Judaizers - 2:1-10

    4. Independent of Apostolic Pressure - 2:11-18

    5. Independent of Selfish Interest - 2:19-21

  2. The Doctrinal Argument: The Failure of Legalism - 3:1-4:31

    1. From Personal Experience - 3:1-5

    2. From Old Testament Teaching - 3:6-14

    3. From Priority of Promise - 3:15-22

    4. From Superiority of Mature Faith - 3:23-4:7

    5. From Danger of Reaction - 4:8-11

    6. From Contrast of Motives - 4:12-20

    7. From Contrast of Bondage & Liberty - 4:21-31

  3. III. The Practical Argument: The Effects of Liberty - 5:7-6:10

    1. Introduction - 5:1

    2. The Consequences of Liberty - 5:2-12

    3. Definition of Freedom - 5:13-15

    4. Individual Practice - 5:16-24

    5. Social Practice - 5:25-6:10

Conclusion - 6:11-18

  1. Motive of Liberty - 6:11-16

  2. Price of Liberty - 6:17

JOHN BROWN
Galatians Commentary
An Exposition of the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians
1853

Note: At the top of every other page one can usually discern which specific verse is being exposited.

C H Spurgeon writes that "Brown is a modern Puritan. All his expositions are of the utmost value. The volume on Galatians is one of the scarcest books in the market.." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

This work belongs to the same class with the others from the pen of the same author, which we have had repeated occasion to notice, and which taken together, already form a contribution to our exegetical literature, such as, whether in extent or importance, no other writer of our age has furnished.—Journal of Sacred Literature

It is a remarkable instance of a difficult theme made plain, and of a dry one made interesting. It would be easy to quote passage upon passage in support of this commendatory notice of this invaluable work. For us even to praise Dr. Brown as an expositor of Scripture we feel to be verging on presumption, and all we can desire for the readers of his book is some measure of the gratitude and admiration which its perusal has excited in ourselves.—United Presbyterian Magazine

JOHN CALVIN
Commentary on Galatians

ADAM CLARKE
Commentary on Galatians
(see bio)

GEORGE CLARKE
Commentary on Galatians (1906)
"Designed for Pastors and Sunday Schools"

THOMAS CONSTABLE
Commentary on Galatians
Expository Notes
Click Here for NET Bible With Constable's NOTES

BOB DEFFINBAUGH
Bible.org

DAN DUNCAN
Sermons
Believers Chapel
Audio and Pdf

JOHN EADIE
Commentary on Galatians
(1869) 550 page work!

Recommended: One has to "sift" through his prolific comments
but there is "gold in those hills" as the prospectors say! (Note - This source can be searched)

See also - Commentary on the Greek Text of the Epistle of Paul to the Galatians - in Pdf

C H Spurgeon writes that "This is a most careful attempt to ascertain the meaning of the Apostle by a painstaking analysis of his words. The author is not warped by any system of theology, but yet he does not deviate from recognized evangelical truth. As a piece of honest grammatical exegesis the value of this commentary is very great, though there is room to differ from it here and there." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries)

Rosscup - Based on the Greek text, this commentary grapples with problems in an energetic fashion, presenting various views and coming to conclusions. It is voluminous (480 pages).

THEODORE EPP
Devotionals on Galatians
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  • Galatians 1:1-10: Don't Minimize God's Grace!
  • Galatians 2:1-10: The Marks of a Christian
  • Galatians 1:11-17 The Response of Faith
  • Galatians 2:11-21: Dying to Live
  • Galatians 3:1-14: Law, Grace and Victory
  • Galatians 3:15-25: Added, Not Mixed
  • Galatians 4:19-31: Born Free!
  • Galatians 4:22-26: Results of the Lack of Faith
  • Galatians 4:30-31 Flesh and Spirit in Conflict
  • Galatians 5:1-7: The Law of Liberty
  • Galatians 5:13-26: Cast Your Vote for Victory!
  • Galatians 5:16-26: Constant Grace
  • Galatians 5:16 Spirit-Controlled or Carnal
  • Galatians 5:16-17: Flesh and Spirit in Conflict
  • Galatians 5:17 Conflict is Inevitable
  • Galatians 5:22,23 Meekness: Strength Under Control
  • Galatians 6:1 Restoring a Brother
  • Galatians 6:7 Sowing and Reaping
  • Galatians 6:11-18: Boasting That Brings Blessing!
  • Galatians 6:16-23 Flesh and Spirit in Conflict

EXPLORE THE BIBLE
Teacher helps on Galatians
Galatians: Liberated Faith
Lifeway Series

EXPOSITOR'S GREEK TESTAMENT
Commentary on Galatians
Frederic Rendall

G G FINDLAY
The Expositor's Bible
Commentary on Galatians

JOE GUGLIELMO
Notes on Galatians
Calvary Chapel
Manitowoc, Wisc

DAVE GUZIK
Commentary Notes on Galatians

NORMAN HARRISON
Commentary on Galatians
His Side versus Our Side: Overview of Galatians
Or, What is a True Christian?
(1947)

If the Christian faith is true -- and it is, blessedly true -- the importance of a correct understanding of Christian truth and of the nature of the life produced by it cannot be over-emphasized. Human destiny is at stake. Yet the popular misconception of the Christian life, everywhere prevalent in Christendom, both inside the Church and out, and that in a day of boasted intelligence and learning, is nothing short of tragic. It is both baffling and alarming. Yet, in a sense, the fact that the essential character of Christian truth should be so far beyond popular comprehension is a tribute to our Faith. To our mind, as a result of wide observation, the most serious error of our day is the popular notion that the Christian life is a matter of CONDUCT. Do certain things; don't do certain things, and you are a Christian! This confining of Christian living to behaviour is altogether shallow, superficial, and above all else FUTILE. What is a Christian? The answer runs somewhat thus: A Christian is one who accepts CHRIST, especially as the teacher of a way of life; he adopts a set of habits, such as church attendance, Bible reading, prayer; he associates with other "Christian" people; he doesn't lie, steal, or get drunk; he is fair in his dealings with his fellowmen; he can be counted on to take a "Christian" attitude toward the questions of the day. A "Christian" is one who conforms to certain standards! And essential change in the PERSON, productive of such conduct, is ignored. This is GALATIANISM in its modern, most common form. It is this against which the Apostle Paul contended with passionate conviction that it was fatal to the Christian system of truth and experience.

THE DISTINGUISHING MARKS OF A TRUE CHRISTIAN

Turning to the Epistle to the Galatians we find the Apostle Paul defining and describing a Christian in such terms as these:

1 A Christian is one who has the living CHRIST living in him. (See Gal 2:20; 4:19). He has had a transforming experience.

2 A Christian is one who has the HOLY SPIRIT (Gal 4:6). He begets in the believer new characteristics that are productive of Christian conduct (Gal 5:22, 23).

3 A Christian is one who has shared the Cross experience with Christ, as the basic solution of his personal problems. (see Gal 2:20; 5:24; 6:14, 17).

4 A Christian is one possessed of a life so divine, so ideal that it cannot be pressed into a mould of external regulations (See Gal 4:9, 10, 11, 19, 20, 21; 5:1-6)

In other words, the Christian life consists not in BEHAVING but in BEING, a life out of which behaviour naturally proceeds; not something external, but internal, the root producing the fruit. It is a LIFE that must be free to express itself; to impose regulations upon it is fatal to it. Man in his natural state soon finds he is like the woody growth of the grape vine; running to wood, the real life is choked out. He has nothing but the external form, an empty shell of respectability...Paul is contending against a twofold error. (1) First, that our salvation is secured partly by faith in CHRIST and partly by good works prescribed by the law. (2) Second, that our perfecting in this life in CHRIST is a matter of self-effort on our part in obedience to the law. Thus Paul sees at stake the two essentials of the Christian faith, SALVATION and SANCTIFICATION, and sets about zealously to safeguard them for all time. The difficulty with the above errors is that they leave us impotently on Our Side, in struggle and failure. They are powerless to transfer us to the abounding resources of His Side. (Read all the introductory comments Galatians Introduction)

MATTHEW HENRY
Commentary on Galatians

BARRY HORNER
Commentary on Galatians
234 Pages

LEON HYATT
Commentary on Galatians

HYMNS
Relating to Galatians

INTERVARSITY PRESS COMMENTARY
on Galatians

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN
Commentary on Galatians

Below is JFB Unabridged Version

S LEWIS JOHNSON
Who is Dr Johnson?
Sermons on Galatians

STEVE LEWIS
Study on Galatians
Spiritandtruth.org
Transcripts, Audio, Video

J B LIGHTFOOT
Commentary on Galatians

James Rosscup writes that "Lightfoot is highly-regarded for his work on the Greek text, top notch exegesis verse by verse, special notes on key problems, giving of views and reasons, etc. He was rarely gifted, and his commentaries rich with assistance to pastors and students." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

Spurgeon- The Spectator says: “There is no commentator at once of sounder judgment, and more liberal, than Dr. Lightfoot.”

MARTIN LUTHER
Commentary on Galatians

James Rosscup writes that "Much of the heart-pulse of Luther’s stand for justification by faith appears here, as he distinguishes between the rigors of keeping the law in a false bid to gain standing and the freedom God gives through grace, leading to a new life-style of fruit in grace." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

John Bunyan (Pilgrim's Progress) wrote "I prefer this book of Martin Luther’s (except the Bible) before all the books that I have ever seen, as most fit for a wounded conscience."

C H Spurgeon wrote that "This is a great historic work, and is beyond criticism, on account of its great usefulness. As a comment its accuracy might be questioned; but for emphatic utterances and clear statements of the great doctrine of the Epistle it remains altogether by itself, and must be judged per se. (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

JOHN MACARTHUR
Sermons on Galatians
Functions much like a verse by verse commentary

ALEXANDER MACLAREN
Sermon Exposition of Galatians

J VERNON MCGEE
Thru the Bible on Galatians
Mp3 Audio
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F B MEYER
Devotionals on Galatians
Our Daily Homily
Our Daily Walk

Commentary - Brief Comments from "Through the Bible Day by Day" - more devotional

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES
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JOURNAL ARTICLES ON LINE - The fact that an article is listed does not signify I agree with the paper or the author's conclusion -- e.g., I strongly disagree with Cowan's conclusion on Galatians 6:16. Be very discerning and ask the Spirit to guide you into all truth and enable you to discern truth from error!

COMMENTARIES
ON GALATIANS

BEST COMMENTARIES

VARIOUS

E. H. ASKWITH (1899)

The commentary is sympathetic, intelligent, and stimulating.—Biblical World

A contribution of more than usual worth to the interpretation of the Epistle. It is independent and discriminating, fair and without bias, careful and cogent in its reasoning.—Critical Review of Theological and Philosophical Literature

In a study of the questions involved, this book must be read.—Expository Times

BENJAMIN W. BACON

The commentary is sympathetic, intelligent, and stimulating.—Biblical World

JOSEPH BEET

JOHANN A BENGEL

JOSEPH BENSON

STUDYLIGHT

Link opens to 34 multiple commentary notes on that verse - to advance click next verse - quick way to see comments on a single verse.

BIBLE HUB

Note: Each link below opens to a page with multiple sermon links to individual verses (taken from Biblical Illustrator but divided by chapter and verse - click chap/verse to go to next listing) - Interesting concept.

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR

GEOFFREY BINGHAM

DON EARL BOATMAN

JAMES ROBINSON BOISE (1885)

Greek intensive, therefore some knowledge of Greek is necessary to use these verse-by-verse comments. Somewhat dry, didactic and critical. - Not my first choice.

A E BOUTER

ERNEST DE WITT BURTON

Rosscup - This is one of the most detailed critical works available and is very helpful in the Greek text, though liberal. Many regard it as the best technical commentary on the book, others say Betz.

JOHN CEREGHIN

VINCENT CHEUNG

CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT

GEORGE W CLARK

  • Galatians Commentary (1863) - Well written with comments incorporating the actual text. A list of practical points follows each chapter.

THOMAS CONSTABLE

JOHN DUMMELOW

JAMES DRUMMOND (1893)

Written in a singularly clear and easy style, while at the same time marked by sound scholarship and a fine appreciation of the Apostle's spirit, it is admirably adapted to the 'beginners' for whom it is primarily intended, and by no means undeserving of the notice of the more advanced student.—The Academy and Literature

Professor Drummond's words are refreshing.—The New World

The explanations and illustrations are clear, brief, and always to the point.—Critical Review

The Principal of Manchester College does well whatever he undertakes.—Expository Times

NOEL DUE

JOHN EADIE

Recommended: One has to "sift" through his prolific comments but there is "gold in those hills" as the prospectors say!

Rosscup - Based on the Greek text, this commentary grapples with problems in an energetic fashion, presenting various views and coming to conclusions. It is voluminous (480 pages).

Spurgeon - This is a most careful attempt to ascertain the meaning of the Apostle by a painstaking analysis of his words. The author is not warped by any system of theology, but yet he does not deviate from recognized evangelical truth. As a piece of honest grammatical exegesis the value of this commentary is very great, though there is room to differ from it here and there.

JOHN EDMUNDS (1874)

CHARLES ELLICOTT

CYRIL W. EMMET

A Commentary of independence and ripe scholarship. . . . the argument in favor of an early date for the Epistle, a date preceding the Apostolic Council of Acts xv, is given in fullness and with astonishing force of conviction. For that great argument alone the book is worth buying.—Expository Times

L M GRANT

EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE COMMENTARY

EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY OF TEXTS
Not verse by verse

ARNO GAEBELEIN

DON GARLINGTON

  • A "Shorter Commentary on Galatians" - verse by verse - 193 pages - Garlington wrote the Galatians commentary portion for the respected multi-authored commentary, the Expositor's Bible Commentary (EBC) edited by Gaebelein - this "shorter commentary" is actually longer than his EBC work, and actually represents a "summary" of his 440 page commentary

GEORGE JOHN GWYNNE

In-depth, verse-by-verse commentary focuses on the Greek text giving English translation and then notes and explanation.

J MORGAN GIBBON

When men like Mr. Gibbon arise, making so hard a book as the Epistle to the Galatians applicable to life of today, making it ours as if it had been written for us, how can we sufficiently thank them?—Expository Times

JOHN GILL

JOHN H. GODWIN (1871)

A helpful translation, with good textual notes.— Spurgeon

Conscientious labor and long pondering are very evident throughout the entire work. The notes and the apothegmatic statements of doctrinal truth are charged with significance, and are models of lucid condensation.—British Quarterly Review

F W GRANT

J A HALDANE

J. L. HARRIS (1873)

ROBERT HAWKER

MATT HENNECKE

F B HOLE

ALVAH HOVEY

Thorough scholarship, clear theological views, well chosen words, and the most careful editing.—The Treasury: An Evangelical Monthly for Pastor and People

WILLIAM KELLY

INTERNATIONAL CRITICAL COMMENTARY - ERNEST DE WITT BURTON (1921)

H A IRONSIDE

PAUL KRETZMANN

JAMES MACGREGOR (1881)

The brief commentary is exceedingly good. The leading points are seized and expounded with great felicity.—Aberdeen Free Press

W DOUGLAS MACKENZIE

JOEL MARTIN

NONE STATED

H A W MEYER

ROBERT NEIGHBOUR

JAMES NISBET

W. A. O'CONNOR (1876)

Concise and easily readable, classic commentary that has stood the test of time.

PETER PETT

EDWARD PEROWNE

MATTHEW POOLE

PREACHER'S COMPLETE HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY

ARTHUR PRIDHAM (1872)

The exposition given is lucid, evangelical, and judicious, while the spirit in which the hortatory portions are written may be gathered from the following sentence: 'Let us judge this matter soberly and wisely, and with an especial reference to ourselves, remembering that human failure of any kind is but our own portrait in another light.'—The Christian

Pridham is, we suppose, of the moderate Brethren school, but he is not carried away by any theory, being essentially a man of sober mind.—Spurgeon

PULPIT COMMENTARY

WILLIAM MITCHELL RAMSAY (bio)

Rosscup - "Here is a helpful commentary on the historical background of this epistle. Ramsay has been called an outstanding authority on the background of Paul's travels."

A W ROBINSON

The most attractive, sensible, and instructive manual for people at large, which we have ever seen.—Church Gazette

JOHNNY SANDERS

SERMON BIBLE COMMENTARY

PHILIP SCHAFF (1881)

The Epistle of Paul to the Galatians

Concise, verse-by-verse commentary plus short essays about special topics, including Paul's conversion, relation of Paul to circumcision, controversy of Paul and Peter at Antioch, doctrine of justification by faith, etc

CHARLES STANLEY

GEORGE B. STEVENS

Each chapter is in the first place analyzed and paraphrased, and then commented upon verse by verse, with constant reference to the original Greek, and with sufficient introduction of Greek words to serve as a help to those who only have a moderate acquaintance with the language. The paraphrases are excellent, and are in themselves valuable commentaries upon the separate chapters.—Bibliotheca Sacra

JOHN TRAPP

KENNETH WUEST

SERMONS AND OTHER STUDIES
ON GALATIANS

HENRY MORRIS

Defender's Study Bible Notes - click chapter to open the KJV text - in the right hand column you will find the links to that particular verse. Be sure to check each underlined word or phrase as these link to distinct notes. Click for links to available notes on all 66 Books

CROSSWAY PUBLISHING

Comment: This online resource allows one to view both the MacArthur Study Bible Notes & ESV Study Bible Notes at the same time & both synchronize with the Scripture! Very nice tool but note that purchase is required. Includes online ESV audio version.

HOLMAN PUBLISHING

NETBIBLE.ORG

  • NET Study Bible- Excellent resource, includes NETBible notes and Thomas Constable's notes that synchronize with the Scriptures.

GREGG ALLEN

BAKER'S EVANGELICAL DICTIONARY OF BIBLICAL THEOLOGY

RICH CATHERS

CHRYSOSTOM

S. EDALJI

A volume of able, sensible, and thoughtful discourses, sound in doctrine and practical in aim.—The Christian

GOSPEL COALITION

JAMES GRAY

GREG HERRICK

DAVID HOCKING

A M HODGKIN

STEVE KRELOFF

OFF SITE

WILLIAM ORR

WIL POUNDS

JOHN MACARTHUR

J VERNON MCGEE

Galatians Notes and Outline Pdf

SAMUEL PEARSON

Discourses worthy of the successor of Spencer and Raffles." — Spurgeon

The sermons are sensible and cogent. They aim at usefulness, and they are admirably adapted to achieve it.—British Quarterly Review

These discourses are thoughtful, devout, earnest. Happy is the congregation which listens to such a preacher.—The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

MYER PEARLMAN

DON ROBINSON

ROB SALVATO

CHARLES SIMEON

RAY STEDMAN

RAY STEDMAN

CHARLES SWINDOLL

JAMES VAN DINE

DANIEL B. WALLACE

GALATIANS 1

J VERNON MCGEE

BETHANY BIBLE

CHRIS BENFIELD

PHILIP GRAHAM RYKEN

JAMES HASTINGS
(Note: These are in depth!)

OSWALD CHAMBERS

ANDREW BONAR

GALATIANS 2

DANNY HALL

RONALD Y K FUNG

ROBERT STEIN

J C RYLE

RICK SAFRIET

WILLIAM BARRICK

WIL POUNDS

Galatians 2:16 Our Perfect Union with Christ

WIL POUNDS

ROBERT MORGAN

ROBERT MURRAY MCCHEYNE

ALAN CARR

BETHANY BIBLE

JOHN V DAHMS

ADAM MCCLENDON

JAMES HASTINGS
(Note: These are in depth!)

E W BULLINGER

OSWALD CHAMBERS

JOHN OWEN

CHRIS BENFIELD

J B STONEY

GALATIANS 3

T. AUSTIN-SPARKS

ADRIAN ROGERS

RICK SAFRIET

ANDREW MURRAY

ANDREW MURRAY

MOISES SILVA

DANNY HALL

THOMAS R SCHREINER

JOHN FLAVEL

BETHANY BIBLE

WARREN WIERSBE

WIL POUNDS

RBC

S LEWIS JOHNSON

GALATIANS 4

ALAN REDPATH

J R MILLER

RAY STEDMAN

ALAN CARR

JAMES HASTINGS
(Note: These are in depth!)

WIL POUNDS

Galatians 4:5 Adoption

ROBERT MURRAY MCCHEYNE

C H SPURGEON

JOSEPH STOWELL

CHARLES KINGSLEY

J C RYLE

WARREN WIERSBE

J C RYLE

DAN FORTNER

OSWALD CHAMBERS

GALATIANS 5

OSWALD CHAMBERS

WIL POUNDS

Galatians 5:4 Have You Fallen From Grace?

JAMES HASTINGS
(Note: These are in depth!)

T AUSTIN-SPARKS

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

RAY STEDMAN

WALTER B. RUSSELL III

J. G. BELLET

D L MOODY

PRECEPTAUSTIN.ORG

WIL POUNDS

KENNETH WUEST

BETHANY BIBLE

J C PHILPOT

PHIL NEWTON

ALAN CARR

NORMAN BARTLETT

JAMES HASTINGS
(Note: These are in depth!)

RENE LOPEZ

ANDREW MURRAY

CHRIS BENFIELD

WILLIAM MACDONALD

RICK SAFRIET

STEVEN COLE

BETHANY BIBLE

OSWALD CHAMBERS

STEVE ZEISLER

GALATIANS 6

JOHN CALVIN

ADRIAN ROGERS

ALAN CARR

J VERNON MCGEE

DON GARLINGTON

JAMES HASTINGS
(Note: These are in depth!)

DAVID B CURTIS

JAMES HASTINGS
(Note: These are in depth!)

C H MACKINTOSH

HORATIUS BONAR

DAVID HARSHA

PHILLIP DODDRIDGE

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

OSWALD CHAMBERS

J C RYLE

BETHANY BIBLE

PRECEPTAUSTIN

ARNOLD G. FRUCHTENBAUM

ANDY WOODS

NET BIBLE NOTES
on Galatians

Comment: Recommended: NETBible notes are in the right panel. You can also select the tab for "Constable's Notes." As you scroll the Bible text in the left panel, the notes are synchronized and will scroll to the same passage. Also has a nice parallel Bible feature (see Tab = "Parallel"). Select a different Bible translation (see Tab = "Bible"). Open Greek/Hebrew tab. Mouse over shows corresponding English word and has short definition at bottom of right panel.

PHIL NEWTON
Sermons on Galatians
South Woods Baptist Church

OUR DAILY BREAD
Devotional Illustrations on Galatians
Click for more Galatians Devotionals
Updated April, 2014

Galatians 1

Galatians 2

Galatians 3

Galatians 4

Galatians 5

Galatians 6

JOSEPH PARKER
Commentary on Galatians
The People's Bible

JOHN PIPER
Sermons on Galatians
from Desiring God

Galatians 1

Galatians 2

RAY PRITCHARD
Sermon Series on Galatians
Recommended

A. T. ROBERTSON
Word Pictures on Galatians
Emphasis on Greek Word Study

ROB SALVATO
Sermons on Galatians
Numerous illustrations

CHARLES SIMEON
Sermons on Galatians

NOTE: If you are not familiar with the great saint Charles Simeon see Dr John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life - you will want to read Simeon's sermons after meeting him! - click Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering (Mp3 even better)

CHUCK SMITH
Sermons on Galatians

C. H. SPURGEON
Sermons on Galatians
All of Spurgeon's Sermons on Galatians

C H SPURGEON
Sermon Notes

C H SPURGEON
Verse by Verse
Exposition on Galatians

Another Source

C H SPURGEON
Devotionals from Morning and Evening
on Galatians

JOHN STEVENSON
Galatians Studies

PAUL TAYLOR
Peninsula Bible Church
Galatians

THIRD MILLENNIUM
Galatians Resources

Galatians 1

Galatians 2

Galatians 3

Galatians 4

Galatians 5

Galatians 6

TODAY IN THE WORD
Devotional Illustrations on Galatians
Moody Bible Institute

TODAY'S WORD
Devotionals by Grant Richison
Verse by Verse Expositional Commentary on Galatians
Recommended

Galatians 1

Galatians 2

Galatians 3

Galatians 4

Galatians 5

Galatians 6

TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE
R A Torrey - Galatians

Note: The best commentary on Scripture is Scripture (Compare Scripture with Scripture) and these cross references compiled by Torrey are the most comprehensive work of this type with over 500,000 entries. However, always check the context (Keep Context King) to make sure that the cross reference is referring to the same subject as the original Scripture. The Puritan writer Thomas Watson said it this way - "The Scripture is to be its own interpreter or rather the Spirit speaking in it; nothing can cut the diamond but the diamond; nothing can interpret Scripture but Scripture." See an example of the value of comparing Scripture with Scripture. See also Use of Cross-References

BOB UTLEY
Commentary on Galatians
Disclaimer (Acts 17:11-note): Utley interprets Gal 6:16 as Israel = Church (I strongly disagree!)
See Related Topic = Israel of God - Is God "Finished" with Israel in His prophetic plan?

MARVIN VINCENT
New Testament Word Studies on Galatians
Emphasis on Greek Word Study

DAVID WHEDON
Commentary on Galatians

KENNETH WUEST
Commentary on Galatians
Excellent Resource
Includes Many Greek Word Studies

STEVE ZEISLER
Sermons on Galatians
Peninsula Bible Church

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