For you have heard about my former way of life in Judaism: I persecuted God's church to an extreme degree and tried to destroy it;
and I advanced in Judaism beyond many contemporaries among my people, because I was extremely zealous for the traditions of my ancestors.
But when God, who from my mother's womb set me apart and called me by His grace, was pleased
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to reveal His Son in me, so that I could preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone.
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I did not go up to Jerusalem to those who had become apostles before me; instead I went to Arabia and came back to Damascus.