Galatians 1

Greeting

1 Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but a through Jesus Christ and God the Father b who raised Him from the dead),

2 and all the brethren who are with me,
To the churches of Galatia:

3 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 c who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us d from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

No Other Gospel

6 I marvel that you are turning away so soon e from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, 7 f which is not another; but there are some g who trouble you and want to h pervert 1 the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if i we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be 2 accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you j than what you have received, let him be accursed.

10 For k do I now l persuade men, or God? Or m do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.

Paul Called by God

11 n But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. 12 For o I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came p through the revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how q I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and r tried to destroy it. 14 And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, s being more exceedingly zealous t for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when it pleased God, u who separated me from my mother's womb and called me through His grace, 16 v to reveal His Son in me, that w I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with x flesh and blood, 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.

18 Then after three years y I went up to Jerusalem to see 3 Peter, and remained with him fifteen days. 19 But z I saw none of the other apostles except a James, the Lord's brother. 20 (Now concerning the things which I write to you, indeed, before God, I do not lie.) 21 b Afterward I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 And I was unknown by face to the churches of Judea which c were in Christ. 23 But they were d hearing only, "He who formerly e persecuted us now preaches the faith which he once tried to destroy." 24 And they f glorified God in me.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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