18 Then after three years I did go up to Jerusalem to get to know Cephas,a and I stayed with him 15 days.
19 But I didn't see any of the other apostles except James, the Lord's brother.
20 Now in what I write to you, I'm not lying. God is my witness.b
21 Afterwards, I went to the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
22 I remained personally unknown to the Judean churches in Christ;
23 they simply kept hearing: "He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith he once tried to destroy."
24 And they glorified God because of me.