Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,14
who gave himself for our sins2 to rescue us from the present evil age,3 according to the will of our God and Father,45
to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.5
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called6 you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel7--
which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion8 and are trying to pervert9 the gospel of Christ.
But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you,10 let him be eternally condemned!119
As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted,12 let him be eternally condemned!
Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men?13 If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.
I want you to know, brothers,14 that the gospel I preached15 is not something that man made up.
I did not receive it from any man,16 nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation17 from Jesus Christ.1813
For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism,19 how intensely I persecuted the church of God20 and tried to destroy it.21