2 Then after fourteen years, I went up again to Jerusalem,v this time with Barnabas.w I took Titusx along also. 2 I went in response to a revelationy and, meeting privately with those esteemed as leaders, I presented to them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles.z I wanted to be sure I was not running and had not been running my racea in vain. 3 Yet not even Titus,b who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, even though he was a Greek.c 4 This matter arose because some false believersd had infiltrated our ranks to spy one the freedomf we have in Christ Jesus and to make us slaves. 5 We did not give in to them for a moment, so that the truth of the gospelg might be preserved for you.
6 As for those who were held in high esteemh—whatever they were makes no difference to me; God does not show favoritismi—they added nothing to my message.j 7 On the contrary, they recognized that I had been entrusted with the taskk of preaching the gospel to the uncircumcised,a l just as Peterm had been to the circumcised.b 8 For God, who was at work in Peter as an apostlen to the circumcised, was also at work in me as an apostleo to the Gentiles. 9 James,p Cephasc q and John, those esteemed as pillars,r gave me and Barnabass the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me.t They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles,u and they to the circumcised. 10 All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor,v the very thing I had been eager to do all along.
That is, Gentiles
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