1 1Paul, an apostle (not from men, neither through man, but through
Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead),
the brethren that are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:
you and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ,
himself for our sins, that he might deliver us out of this present evil
world, according to the will of our God and Father:
5to whom be
the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
6I marvel that ye are so quickly
removing from him that called you in the grace of Christ unto a different
7which is not another gospel only there are some that
trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8But though we, or
an angel from heaven, should preach unto you any gospel other than that which
we preached unto you, let him be anathema.
9As we have said before, so
say I now again, if any man preacheth unto you any gospel other than that
which ye received, let him be anathema.
10For am I now seeking the favor
of men, or of God? or am I striving to please men? if I were still pleasing
men, I should not be a servant of Christ.
11For I make known to you,
brethren, as touching the gospel which was preached by me, that it is not
12For neither did I receive it from man, nor was I taught it,
but it came to me through revelation of Jesus Christ.
have heard of my manner of life in time past in the Jews' religion, how that
beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and made havoc of it:
14and I advanced in the Jews' religion beyond many of mine own age among
my countrymen, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my
15But when it was the good pleasure of God, who separated me,
even from my mother's womb, and called me through his grace,
reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Gentiles; straightway
I conferred not with flesh and blood:
17neither went I up to Jerusalem to
them that were apostles before me: but I went away into Arabia; and again I
returned unto Damascus.
18Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem
to visit Cephas, and tarried with him fifteen days.
19But other of the
apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.
20Now touching the
things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.
came unto the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
22And I was still unknown by
face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:
23but they only
heard say, He that once persecuted us now preacheth the faith of which he
once made havoc;
24and they glorified God in me.