Then after fourteen years I again went up to Yerushalayim, this time with Bar-Nabba; and I took with me Titus.
I went up in obedience to a revelation, and I explained to them the Good News as I proclaim it among the Gentiles - but privately, to the acknowledged leaders. I did this out of concern that my current or previous work might have been in vain.
But they didn't force my Gentile companion Titus to undergo b'rit-milah.
Indeed, the question came up only because some men who pretended to be brothers had been sneaked in - they came in surreptitiously to spy out the freedom we have in the Messiah Yeshua, so that they might enslave us.
Not even for a minute did we give in to them, so that the truth of the Good News might be preserved for you.
Moreover, those who were the acknowledged leaders-what they were makes no difference to me; God does not judge by outward appearances - these leaders added nothing to me.