We did not give in to them for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel1 might remain with you.
As for those who seemed to be important2--whatever they were makes no difference to me; God does not judge by external appearance3--those men added nothing to my message.47
On the contrary, they saw that I had been entrusted with the task5 of preaching the gospel to the Gentiles,a6 just as Peter7 had been to the Jews.b8
For God, who was at work in the ministry of Peter as an apostle8 to the Jews, was also at work in my ministry as an apostle9 to the Gentiles.
James,10 Peterc11 and John, those reputed to be pillars,12 gave me and Barnabas13 the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me.14 They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles,15 and they to the Jews.
All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor,16 the very thing I was eager to do.
When Peter17 came to Antioch,18 I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong.
Before certain men came from James,19 he used to eat with the Gentiles.20 But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group.2113
The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas22 was led astray.
When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel,23 I said to Peter24 in front of them all, "You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew.25 How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs?2615
"We who are Jews by birth27 and not 'Gentile sinners'28