For you have heard of 1my formermanner of life in Judaism, how I 2used to persecute3the church of Godbeyondmeasure and 4tried to destroy it;
and I 5was advancing in Judaismbeyondmany of my contemporariesamong my acountrymen, beingmoreextremelyzealous for my 6ancestraltraditions.
But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother'swomb and 7called me through His grace, was pleased16
to reveal His Son in me so that I might 8preach Him among the Gentiles, 9I did not immediatelyconsult with b10flesh and blood,
1711nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostlesbefore me; but I wentaway to Arabia, and returnedoncemore to 12Damascus.