Galatians 1:11-17

Haweis(i) 11 But I give you to understand, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not a merely human ministry. 12 For I neither received it from man, nor was taught, but by immediate revelation from Jesus Christ. 13 For ye have heard of my former manner of life, when I professed Judaism, that in the most outrageous manner I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: 14 and signalized myself in Judaism above many of those of my own age among my countrymen, being more exceedingly a zealot for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when it pleased God, who selected me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, 16 to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach the glad tidings of him to the nations, immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood, 17 nor went up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went away into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.