Galatians 1:11-17

Living_Oracles(i) 11 Now I certify you, brethren, concerning the gospel which was declared by me, that it is not according to men. 12 For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, except by the revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 You have certainly heard of my behavior formerly in Judaism; that I exceedingly persecuted the congregation of God, and laid it waste; 14 and made progress in Judaism above many of the same age with myself, in my own nation, being more exceedingly jealous of the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his favor, was pleased 16 to reveal his Son to me, that I might declare the good news concerning him to the Gentiles; immediately I did not consult flesh and blood: 17 neither did I go up to Jerusalem, to them who were Apostles before me; but I went away in Arabia, and again returned to Damascus.