1:1 Paul, an Apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead;)
1:2 and all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:
1:3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
1:4 who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
1:5 to Whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from Him That called you into the Grace of Christ unto another gospel:
1:7 which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the Gospel of Christ.
1:8 But though we, or an angel from Heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be Anathema!
1:9 As we said before, so say I now again: If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be Anathema!
1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I should not be the slave of Christ.
1:11 But I certify you, brethren, that the Gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1:13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the Church of God, and wasted it:
1:14 and profited in the Jews' religion above many mine equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by His Grace,
1:16 to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
1:17 neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were Apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
1:18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
1:19 But other of the Apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.
1:20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.
1:21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;
1:22 and was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:
1:23 But they had heard only, "He which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed."
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