MKJV(i) 11 And, brothers, I make known to you the gospel which was preached by me, that it is not according to man. 12 For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it except by a revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For you heard my manner of life when I was in Judaism, that I persecuted the church of God with surpassing zeal, and ravaged it. 14 And I progressed in Judaism beyond many contemporaries in my race, being much more a zealot of the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and having called me by His grace, 16 to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the nations, immediately I did not confer with flesh and blood; 17 Nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those apostles before me, but I went into Arabia and returned again to Damascus.