On the contrary, they saw that I had been entrusted with the task1 of preaching the gospel to the Gentiles,a2 just as Peter3 had been to the Jews.b8
For God, who was at work in the ministry of Peter as an apostle4 to the Jews, was also at work in my ministry as an apostle5 to the Gentiles.
James,6 Peterc7 and John, those reputed to be pillars,8 gave me and Barnabas9 the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me.10 They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles,11 and they to the Jews.
All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor,12 the very thing I was eager to do.
When Peter13 came to Antioch,14 I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong.
Before certain men came from James,15 he used to eat with the Gentiles.16 But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group.1713
The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas18 was led astray.
When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel,19 I said to Peter20 in front of them all, "You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew.21 How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs?2215
"We who are Jews by birth23 and not 'Gentile sinners'24