to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that 1the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you.
And from those 2who seemed to be influential (what they were makes no difference to me; 3God shows no partiality)--those, I say, who seemed influential 4added nothing to me.
On the contrary, when they saw that I had been 5entrusted with 6the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been entrusted with the gospel to the circumcised
(for he who worked through Peter for his apostolic ministry to the circumcised worked also through me for mine to the Gentiles),
and when James and Cephas and John, 7who seemed to be 8pillars, perceived the 9grace that was given to me, they 10gave the right hand of fellowship to Barnabas and me, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.
Only, they asked us to remember the poor, 11the very thing I was eager to do.
But 12when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him 13to his face, because he stood condemned.
For before certain men came from James, 14he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing 15the circumcision party.
And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy.
But when I saw that their 16conduct was not in step with 17the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas 18before them all, "If you, though a Jew, 19live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?"