BLB(i) 11 For I make known to you, brothers, the gospel having been preached by me, that it is not according to man. 12 For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but by a revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For you have heard of my former way of life in Judaism, that beyond exceeding measure I was persecuting the church of God and was destroying it. 14 And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many contemporaries among my people, being more abundantly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when God, the One having selected me from my mother’s womb and having called me by His grace, was pleased 16 to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I consulted not immediately with flesh and blood, 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to the apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia and returned again to Damascus.