GALATIANS - A Verse-by-Verse Commentary

by Thomas W. Finley

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From a book review: “I highly recommend the book.”
Kenneth W. Yates, PhD (Editor, Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society)

GALATIANS - A Verse-by-Verse Commentary "Tom Finley has produced a commentary on Galatians that targets a population of readers that most theologians overlook—the very same audience that needs it most—pastors and church leaders in developing countries outside of North America. His study is exegetically sound while remaining immensely practical. Tom focuses on the most significant issues of Paul’s Epistle without getting bogged down with minutia that would detract from the primary purpose of this work."
- James Fazio (ThM, DMin, Dean of Bible and Theology, Professor of Biblical Studies, Southern California Seminary)

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Copyright © 2016 by Thomas W. Finley. Permission is granted to translate, copy, reprint or distribute this book. Free distribution is encouraged. Copies may not be sold for profit without the express permission of the author. Quotation privileges are also hereby granted. Copies may be ordered online at:

All Scripture is quoted from the New American Standard Bible, unless otherwise noted. Scripture quotations taken from the New American Standard Bible®, Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. (

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations marked HCSB ® are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible ®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. HCSB ® is a federally registered trademark of Holman Bible Publishers.

Scripture quotations marked “Darby” are taken from the “New Translation” Bible by J. N. Darby.

Scripture quotations marked “Wuest” are taken from “The New Testament: An Expanded Translation by Kenneth S. Wuest.” Copyright © Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 1961. All rights reserved.


The final version of this book was made possible through the gracious input of several people. Special thanks is extended to James Fazio, Norman Young, Donnie Preslar and Jody Dillow for their critical review of the content of the book. I am also very grateful to Robert Conrad, John Reid, Mae Young, Bobby John, Bill Dunleavy, Christie Carman and Rick Hearn, who worked with the manuscript in various ways in order to prepare it for publication.

I am particularly grateful to Norman Young for his important insights on the Greek text. He has an expert knowledge of the Greek language of the New Testament, whereas I do not.

It is always a joy to work together with others in the body of Christ for the edification of the saints.

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And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart" (Jer. 29:13, NASB)