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EasyEnglish questions (2800 word vocabulary) on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians

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About These Questions

These are questions on the biblical text of Galatians. Click here to find an EasyEnglish translation of Galatians.

We hope that these questions will help you to understand the text. We also want to help you use the text in real life.

These questions are not examination questions with right or wrong answers.

Chapter 1

1:1 Who is writing this letter? What do you learn about this person? What do you think about all that?

1:2 What do the Christians want to happen? To whom is Paul writing?

1:3 For what does Paul pray?

1:4 What did Jesus do? Why did he do that? What do you think about that?

1:5 What do you learn about God? What do you think about that?

1:6 What surprises Paul? What do you think about all that?

1:7 What has been happening? What do you think about that?

1:8 What had Paul and those people who were with him done? What should happen if they had done something different?

What do you think about that?

1:9 What does Paul repeat? What do you think about that?

1:10 What does Paul aim to do? What would you know if he did not do that?

1:11 What does Paul want them to know? What do you think about that?

1:12 How did Paul learn about this *good news? What do you think about that?

1:13 What did the first *readers already know? What do you think about that?

1:14 What do you learn about Paul? What do you think about that?

1:15 - 17 What do you learn about God? Why does Paul say that God chose him? What did Paul do when God showed Jesus to him? Where did Paul go? What do you think about all that?

1:18 - 20 When did this happen? Where did Paul go? Who did Paul see? What do you think about that?

1:21 - 22 What do you learn? What do you think about that?

1:23 - 24 What had the people heard? What did they hear for themselves? What did the people do? What do you think about all that?

Chapter 2

2:1 What did Paul do? With whom did he travel?

2:2 Why did Paul go to Jerusalem? What did Paul tell the leaders? Why did Paul do that? What do you think about all that?

2:3 What do you learn about Titus? What do you think about that?

2:4 What had some people done? What did these people do? What did they want to do? What do you think about all that?

2:5 What did Paul do? Why did he do that? What do you think about that?

2:6 To whom did Paul speak? What did Paul think about those people? What do you think about that?

2:7 - 8 What had those leaders realised? To whom had God sent Paul? To whom had God sent Peter?

2:9 Who seemed to be leaders? What did those leaders recognise? What did those leaders do? What do you think about that?

2:10 What did the leaders ask? What did Paul think about that?

2:11 What happened when Peter came to Antioch? What do you think about that?

2:12 From where had some men come? What had Peter done before? What had Peter changed? Why had he changed that? What do you think about that?

2:13 Who had copied Peter? What do you think about that?

2:14 What did Paul see? What did Paul do? What did Paul tell Peter that he should not do?

2:15 Of what does Paul remind Peter?

2:16 What does Paul know? If you obey the *Jewish law, what will it not do? What does God require? What do you think about all that?

2:17 - 19 What does Paul want? What do we know if we fail to live by God’s standards? What did the *Jewish law declare? What had changed?

2:20 Put this into your own words.

2:21 What do you learn about God’s kindness? How do you please God? What do you learn about Christ’s death?

Chapter 3

3:1 How do we learn that the *Galatians are foolish? What had the *Galatians heard clearly? What do you think about that?

3:2 What should the *Galatians remember? What did not happen when they obeyed the *Jewish law? What happened when they believed the *good news?

3:3 Why do you need God’s Spirit? Why might the *Galatians be foolish?

3:4 - 5 What do you learn? Why do those things happen? How do those things happen? What do you think about that?

3:6 - 7 What do you learn about Abraham? Who are Abraham’s real family?

3:8 What did the *Scriptures record? What will happen ‘by means of you’?

3:9 Why was God kind to Abraham? What happens ‘in the same way’?

3:10 What do you learn about ‘people’? What do the *Scriptures say about this?

3:11 What must people do to have a right relationship with God? What does not lead to a right relationship?

3:12 What do you learn about the *Jewish laws and trust? What will a person do who lives by the *Jewish laws?

3:13 What do you learn about judgement? What do you think about all that?

3:14 Why did Christ die on a tree? (See 3:13.) How did the good things come to the *Gentiles? What had God promised? How do we receive that promise?

3:15 What does Paul explain?

3:16 To whom did God make promises? What do you think about that?

3:17 What do you learn about the agreement? What do you learn about God’s promise?

3:18 What do you learn about God’s gifts? What do you learn about God? What do you think about all that?

3:19 - 20 Why did God give the laws to the Jews? How long did the *Jewish laws continue? Who gave the *Jewish laws? What do you think about all that?

3:21 What do you learn about God’s *laws and promises? What do you think about that?

3:22 What do the *Scriptures say? What happened? (See also 3:17 – 18.)

3:23 What happened before people could trust Jesus? What do you think about that?

3:24 What did the *Jewish law do at that time? (See 3:23.) What was the result of that? What do you think about that?

3:25 What has changed? What do you think about that?

3:26 - 27 What has happened to those people? What have they done?

3:28 What has changed? What is it ‘as if’? What do you think about all that?

3:29 What happens ‘if you belong to Christ’? What do you think about that?

Chapter 4

4:1 - 2 What do you learn about a young son? What do you think about that?

4:3 What happens ‘in a similar way’? What do you think about that?

4:4 What happened ‘at the right time’? What else do we learn about God’s Son?

4:5 Why did God send his Son? For whom did he come? What could we all become?

4:6 Who does Paul say that the *readers are? Whom did God send? What do we learn? What do you think about that?

4:7 What has changed? What is a result of that change? What do you think about that?

4:8 What did the *readers not know? To whom were the *readers slaves? What do you think about that?

4:9 - 10 What has changed for the *readers? What change have the *readers made? What difference does that make for them? What do you think about all that?

4:11 What is worrying Paul? What do you think about that?

4:12 What does Paul tell the *Galatians? What does Paul ask the *Galatians to do? What do you think about that?

4:13 What should the *Galatians remember? What do you think about all that?

4:14 What had been difficult? What had the *Galatians done? What do you think about all that?

4:15 How were the *Galatians when Paul had been there? What does Paul not know? What does he know? What do you think about all that?

4:16 What has Paul done? What does he hope? What do you think about all that?

4:17 What do ‘those other people’ want? Who might benefit? What do you think about all that?

4:18 What does Paul say is good? What must also be true? When must it be true? What do you think about that?

4:19 Whom does Paul say the *Galatian Christians are like? What does Paul feel? What do you think about that?

4:20 What does Paul desire? Why does he desire that? What do you think about that?

4:21 What will some of the *Galatians still want? What do they really not understand? What do you think about that?

4:22 - 23 What do you learn about Abraham’s sons? What do you think about that?

4:24 - 27 What do these situations (See 4:22 – 23.) help us to understand? What do you think about all that?

4:28 - 29 How are ‘Christian brothers and sisters’ God’s children? What happened ‘in the same way’? What do you think about that?

4:30 What ‘same thing’ is happening today? (See 4:29.)

4:31 What are Christians not like? What are Christians like? What do you think about all that?

Chapter 5

5:1 Why do the Christians have freedom? Of what are the Christians to be certain? What must the Christians not do? What do you think about all that?

5:2 To what must the Christians listen carefully? What should they not do? Why should they not do that? What do you think about that?

5:3 What warning does Paul give? Why does he give that warning? What do you think about that?

5:4 What are some people doing? Why are they doing that? What is a result of that? What do you think about all that?

5:5 By what power do Paul and the people who believe in Jesus live? Whom do they trust? What effect does that have? To what do they look forward? What do you think about all that?

5:6 To whom do Paul and the people who believe in Jesus belong? What do you learn about *circumcision? What should someone who believes in Jesus do? What do you think about all that?

5:7 What changed for the *Galatians? What do you think about that?

5:8 What had God done? What do you think about that?

5:9 What are wrong words like? What do you think about that?

5:10 What is Paul confident about? Who will God punish? What do you think about that?

5:11 What does Paul not teach people? What do some people say? What would be different if Paul said, ‘You should circumcise Christians’? How important would the cross be then? What do you think about that?

5:12 What have ‘those people’ done? What could Paul wish? What do you think about that?

5:13 To what has God invited Christians? For what should Christians not use their freedom? What should Christians do? What do you think about all that?

5:14 To what are the *Jewish laws equal? What do you think about that?

5:15 About what should the Christians be careful? What must the Christians not do? What would happen if they do those wrong things?

5:16 What should they do? What should they not do?

5:17 What do you learn about selfish desires? What do you think about that?

5:18 Who should lead them? What do you learn about the *Jewish law?

5:19 How do you see people’s natural desires? What wrong things do they do?

5:20 In what ways do they do wrong? What do you think about all that?

5:21 What do those people want? What do those people do? What warning does Paul give? What do you think about all that?

5:22 - 23 What does the Holy Spirit produce? What is different when we have the Holy Spirit? What do you think about all that?

5:24 What has happened for the people ‘who belong to Christ Jesus’? What do you think about that?

5:25 What has the Holy Spirit done? What must we do? What do you think about that?

5:26 What are we not to do?

Chapter 6

6:1 What may happen to a Christian? Who ‘should show the person the right way’? Of what should that person be careful? What do you think about that?

6:2 What should you do? What will happen as a result?

6:3 How may someone lie to himself? What do you think about that?

6:4 With whom may you compare yourself? What do you think about that?

6:5 For whose life are you responsible? What do you think about that?

6:6 How should you care for your teacher? What do you think about that?

6:7 What are you to understand? What do you think about that?

6:8 What do you learn about a man? What do you think about that?

6:9 Of what should we not tire? What will then happen? What do you think about that?

6:10 What should you do? For whom should you do those things especially? What do you think about that?

6:11 What do you learn about this book?

6:12 On what do some men insist? Why do they do that? What do they want to avoid? What do you think about that?

6:13 What had happened to those men? What do they not do? What do they want? What do you think about that?

6:14 About what is Paul completely confident? About what does Paul feel pride? What is Paul’s attitude to the affairs of this world? What do you think about all that?

6:15 What difference should it make if someone *circumcised them? What is important?

6:16 For whom does Paul pray? For what does Paul pray?

6:17 What do you learn about Paul? What do you think about that?

6:18 For what does Paul pray?

Word List

circumcise, circumcised ~ To cut off the loose skin from the end of the sex part of a man or a boy. For the *Jews, it was the proof that a man agreed to obey God’s laws.

circumcision ~ when a Jewish leader *circumcises someone.

Galatians ~ The people who live in the country of Galatia. Galatia was part of the country that we now call Turkey. The church in Galatia.

Gentile, Gentiles ~ Any person who is not a *Jew.

good news ~ The news for everyone that God forgives each person who trusts in Jesus Christ. God sent Jesus to this world. Jesus died instead of us. He died to make people free from their bad behaviour.

Jew, Jews ~ A person who comes from the family of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. A person who follows the *Jewish religion.

Jewish ~ Of a *Jew or how *Jews do things.

Jewish law ~ The laws that God gave to the *Jews in the first 5 books of the Bible

Old Testament ~ The first part of the Bible, which writers wrote before Jesus was born.

reader, readers ~ A person who reads this message. The letter was sent to them.

Scripture, Scriptures ~ Another name for the Bible, especially the *Old Testament.

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This publication is written in EasyEnglish Level B (2800 words).

June 2011

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