Galatians 2:5

To whom we yielded in subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
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Cyprian of Carthage

AD 258
For neither did Peter, whom first the Lord chose, and upon whom He built His Church, when Paul disputed with him afterwards about circumcision, claim anything to himself insolently, nor arrogantly assume anything; so as to say that he held the primacy,

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
To whom we yielded not. St. Jerome takes notice that in some Latin copies read, to whom we yielded; but that was not the true reading by the Greek and Syriac. (Witham)

Ignatius of Antioch

AD 108
But ye have not "given place by subjection to them, no, not for one hour."

Irenaeus of Lyons

AD 202
And again he says, "For an hour we did give place to subjection,

John Chrysostom

AD 407
See how noble and emphatic his words are…. For [the false brethren] did not do this in order to teach anything profitable but that they might subject and enslave them. “For this reason,” [he says,] “we yielded to the apostles but not to [the false brethren].”

John Chrysostom

AD 407
That the truth of the Gospel might continue with you. That we may confirm, says he, by our deeds what we have already declared by words—namely, that the old things are passed away, behold they have become new; and that if any man is in Christ he is a new creature; 2 Corinthians 5:17 and that if you receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing. Galatians 5:2 In maintaining this truth we gave place not even for an hour. Then, as he was directly met by the conduct of the Apostles, and the reason of their enjoining the rite would probably be asked, he proceeds to solve this objection. This he does with great skill, for he does not give the actual reason, which was, that the Apostles acted by way of condescension and in the use of a scheme, (οἰκονομία) as it were; for otherwise his hearers would have been injured. For those, who are to derive benefit from a scheme should be unacquainted with the design of it; all will be undone, if this appears. Wherefore, he who is to take part in...

John Chrysostom

AD 407
To whom we gave place in the way of subjection, no, not for an hour. Observe the force and emphasis of the phrase; he says not, by argument, but, by subjection, for their object was not to teach good doctrine, but to subjugate and enslave them. Wherefore, says he, we yielded to the Apostles, but not to these.

John of Damascus

AD 749
Not even for a short while, he says, did we submit to them, i.e. to those who slipped in, so that we might not be found saying one thing about the Gospel and doing another. What, then, did he say about the Gospel? So that if one is in Christ he is a new creation (II Cor. 5:17); And, the old things passed away, behold all things has become new (ibid.); and In freedom Christ has made us free (Gal. 5:1).

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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