Galatians Chapter 1

New Testament / Epistle to the Galatians / Chapter 1

1-2 Paul, an apostle (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised him from the dead), and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia:

3-5 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

6-9 I marvel that you are so soon removed from him who called you in the grace of Christ to another gospel, which is not another, but some trouble you and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel to you than that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so now I say again, If any man preaches any other gospel to you than that which you have received, let him be accursed.

10 For do I now persuade men or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be the servant of Christ.

11-12 But I certify to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For I neither received it from man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

13-14 For you have heard of my conduct in times past in the Jews' religion, how that I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it. And I profited in the Jews' religion above many of my equals in my own nation, being exceedingly more zealous of the traditions of my fathers.

15-17 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace to reveal his Son in me that I might preach him among the heathen, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood, neither did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me. Still, I went to Arabia and returned again to Damascus.

18 Then, after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter and stayed with him for fifteen days.

19-20 But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother. (Now the things which I write to you, behold, before God I lie not.)

21-24 Afterwards, I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia, and was unknown by face to the churches of Judaea, which were in Christ. But they had heard only, That he who persecuted us in times past now preaches the faith he once tried to destroy. And they glorified God in me.

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