Apostles Brother Except James Lord's None Save

1:19 But other of the apostles saw I none. The other apostles were probably absent among churches of Judea (Ac 9:31).

Save James, the Lord's brother. Not James the brother of John, an apostle, but James, the brother of the Lord, named in Ac 12:17 15:13 21:18 This James was not one of the Twelve, but rose to great dignity and influence in the church at Jerusalem. He is called here the brother of the Lord, to distinguish him from James, the son of Zebedee (Mt 4:21 10:02 Mr 1:19 3:17), and James, the son of Alphaeus (Mt 10:3 Mr 3:18 Lu 6:15 Ac 1:13), who were of the Twelve. For Introduction to Epistle of James, see PNT Jas 1:1.

1:19 But other of the apostles I saw none, save James the brother (that is, the kinsman) of the Lord - Therefore when Barnabas is said to have brought him into the apostles, Acts 9:27, only St. Peter and St James are meant.

1:15-24 St. Paul was wonderfully brought to the knowledge and faith of Christ. All who are savingly converted, are called by the grace of God; their conversion is wrought by his power and grace working in them. It will but little avail us to have Christ revealed to us, if he is not also revealed in us. He instantly prepared to obey, without hesitating as to his worldly interest, credit, ease, or life itself. And what matter of thanksgiving and joy is it to the churches of Christ, when they hear of such instances to the praise of the glory of his grace, whether they have ever seen them or not! They glorify God for his power and mercy in saving such persons, and for all the service to his people and cause that is done, and may be further expected from them.

Apostles Except James Lord's Save

Apostles Except James Lord's Save