You have been told how I used to live when I was devoted to the Jewish religion, how I persecuted without mercy the church of God and did my best to destroy it. 1
References for Galatians 1:13
1.13 Ac 8.3; 22.4, 5; 26.9-11.
I was ahead of most other Jews of my age in my practice of the Jewish religion, and was much more devoted to the traditions of our ancestors. 2
References for Galatians 1:14
But God in his grace chose me even before I was born, and called me to serve him. And when he decided 3
References for Galatians 1:15
1.15, 16 Ac 9.3-6; 22.6-10; 26.13-18.
to reveal his Son to me, so that I might preach the Good News about him to the Gentiles, I did not go to anyone for advice,
nor did I go to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before me. Instead, I went at once to Arabia, and then I returned to Damascus.