Galatians

VIN(i) 1 Paul, an apostle—sent 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 and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you to the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel. 7 which is not even a gospel. Evidently some people are troubling you and trying to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be under a divine curse! 9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any one is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, let him be accursed! 10 Am I now seeking the approval of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ. 11 Now I want you to know, brothers, that the Gospel preached by me is not according to man; 12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ. 13 For you have heard of my former way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it; 14 I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by His grace, was pleased 16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with flesh and blood: 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem, to those who were apostles before me; but I went away into Arabia, and then returned to Damascus. 18 Then, after three years, I went up to Jerusalem, to become acquainted with Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. 19 But I saw none of the other apostles, only James, the Lord’s brother. 20 I assure you before God that what I am writing to you is no lie. 21 Afterwards I visited Syria and Cilicia. 22 I was personally unknown, however, to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 23 They only heard the account: “The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they praised God because of me.