1 * Paul, an apostle, a(not of men, neither by man, but bby Jesus Christ, and God the Father, cwho raised him from the dead;) 2 And all dthe brethren which are with me, unto the churches of eGalatia: 3 fGrace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 gWho gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this hpresent ievil world, according to the will of jGod and our Father: 5 kTo whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
6 I marvel that ye are lso soon mremoved from nhim that called you into the grace of Christ unto oanother gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that ptrouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or qan angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be raccursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach sany other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be raccursed. 10 For tdo I now upersuade men, or God? or do I seek wto please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
11 But xzI certify you, brethren, that ythe gospel which was preached of me is not after man. 12 For zI neither received it aof man, neither was I taught it, but by athe revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For ye have heard of my bconversation in time past in the cJews’ religion, how that dbeyond measure I persecuted ethe church of God, and fwasted it: 14 And gprofited in the cJews’ religion above many my * equals in mine own nation, hbeing more exceedingly zealous of ithe traditions of my fathers. 15 * But when jit pleased God, kwho separated me from my mother’s womb, and lcalled me by his grace, 16 aTo reveal his Son in me, mthat I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I nconferred not with oflesh and blood: 17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into pArabia, and returned again unto qDamascus. 18 * Then after rthree years rrI * went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him sfifteen days. 19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save tJames uthe Lord’s brother. 20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, wbefore God, I lie not. 21 Afterwards I came into the xregions of ySyria and zCilicia; 22 And was unknown by face unto athe churches of Judaea bwhich were in Christ: 23 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he fdestroyed. 24 And cthey glorified God in me.
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