Galatians 1:11-24 ESV

Paul Called by God

11 For 1I would have you know, brothers, that 2the gospel that was preached by me is not man's gospel.a

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    • c 1:11 - Greek not according to man
      12 3For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it 4through a revelation of Jesus Christ.

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          13 For you have heard of 5my former life in Judaism, how 6I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it.

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          14 And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely 7zealous was I for 8the traditions of my fathers.

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          15 But when he 9who had set me apart 10before I was born,b and who 11called me by his grace,

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            • d 1:15 - Greek set me apart from my mother's womb
              16 was pleased to reveal his Son toc me, in order 12that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone;d

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                • e 1:16 - Greek in
                • f 1:16 - Greek with flesh and blood
                  17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.
                  18 Then 13after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days.

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                  19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James 14the Lord's brother.

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                  20 (In what I am writing to you, 15before God, I do not lie!)

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                  21 16Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

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                  22 And I was still unknown in person to 17the churches of Judea that are in Christ.

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                  23 They only were hearing it said, "He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy."
                  24 And they glorified God because of me.