Galatians 1:11-17

Mace(i) 11 I certify to you, brethren, that the gospel, which has been preached by me, is not the result of human artifice: 12 for I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 you have heard of my former behaviour, whilst I was of the Jewish religion, with what excessive violence I persecuted the church of God, and laid it waste: 14 and that I made a greater proficiency in Judaism than many my contemporaries of my own nation, being an extraordinary zealot for the traditions of my forefathers. 15 but when it pleased God, who ordained me from my birth, and called me by his especial favour, to reveal his son to me, 16 that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not thereupon apply my self to any man; 17 neither went I up to Jerusalem, to those who were apostles before me: but I went immediately to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.