Galatians 1:6-16 (Lexham English Bible)

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A Different Gospel

6 I am astonished that you are turning away so quickly from the one who called you by the grace of Christ to a different gospel, 7 not that [there] is a different [gospel], except there are some who are disturbing you and wanting to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should proclaim a gospel to you contrary to what we proclaimed to you, let him be accursed! 9 As we said before, and now I say again, if anyone is proclaiming a gospel [to] you contrary to what you have received, let him be accursed! 10 For am I now making an appeal to people or [to] God? Or am I seeking to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ.

Paul’s Defense of His Apostleship

11 For I make known to you, brothers, the gospel that has been proclaimed by me, that it is not {of human origin}a. 12 For neither did I receive it from man, nor was I taught [it], but [I received it] through a revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For you have heard about my former way of life in Judaism, that to an extraordinary degree I was persecuting the church of God, and trying to destroy it, 14 and was progressing in Judaism beyond many contemporaries in my nation, [because]b I was a far more zealous adherent of the traditions handed down by my forefathers. 15 But when the one who set me apartc from my mother's womb and called [me] by his grace was pleased 16 to reveal his Son in me in order that I would proclaim the gospel [about] him among the Gentiles, immediately I did not consult with flesh and blood,
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