Galatians 1

Sawyer(i) 1 (1:1) PAUL an apostle, not from men nor by man but by Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised him from the dead, 2 and all the brothers with me, to the churches of Galatia. 3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from the present evil life according to the will of God even our Father, 5 to whom be the glory forever and ever; amen. 6 (1:2) I wonder that you have so quickly turned away from him that called you in the grace of Christ to another gospel, 7 which is not another; but there are some who disturb you and wish to subvert the gospel of Christ. 8 But if we or an angel from heaven preach you another gospel contrary to what we have preached you let him be accursed. 9 As we said before I now also say again, If any one preaches you a gospel contrary to what you have received let him be accursed. 10 For do I now obey man, or God? or do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I could not have been a servant of Christ. 11 (1:3) For I certify you, brothers, of the gospel preached by me, that it is not according to man; 12 for I neither received it from man nor was I taught it, but by a revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For you heard of my conduct formerly in Judaism, that I greatly persecuted the church of God and destroyed it; 14 and was a proficient in Judaism beyond many of my age among my people, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when God who gave me being and called me by his grace, 16 was pleased to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the gentiles, immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood, 17 neither did I go to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went to Arabia and returned again to Damascus. 18 (1:4) Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and staid with him fifteen days; 19 and I saw no other of the apostles except James, the Lord's brother. 20 And what I write to you, behold, before God, I lie not. 21 (1:5) Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 But I was unknown by face to the churches of Christ in Judea, 23 only they heard that he who persecuted us formerly, now preached the faith which he formerly destroyed; 24 and they glorified God in me.