Galatians 1:11-17

MNT(i) 11 For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel I preach is not man-made; 12 for neither did I myself receive it from man, nor by man was I taught it, but by a revelation an apocalypse of Jesus Christ. 13 For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how furiously I used to persecute the church of God, and how I kept seeking to root it out; 14 and how in my zeal for Judaism I outstripped many of my own age and nation, in my special zeal for the traditions of my forefathers. 15 But when God who had set me apart from my very birth, 16 and had called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son in me, so that I might preach his gospel among the Gentiles, without consulting a human being, 17 or even going up to Jerusalem to see those who had been apostles before me, I went off at once to Arabia, and on my return came back to Damascus.