But when God, who set me apart from birtha1 and called me2 by his grace, was pleased
to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles,3 I did not consult any man,417
nor did I go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went immediately into Arabia and later returned to Damascus.518
Then after three years,6 I went up to Jerusalem7 to get acquainted with Peterb and stayed with him fifteen days.
I saw none of the other apostles--only James,8 the Lord's brother.
I assure you before God9 that what I am writing you is no lie.1021
Later I went to Syria11 and Cilicia.1222
I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea13 that are in Christ.1423
They only heard the report: "The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith15 he once tried to destroy."1624
And they praised God17 because of me.