Paul’s Ministry Recognized by the Jerusalem Apostles

1 Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking along Titus also.
2 Now I went up [there] because of a revelation and laid out to them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles, but in private to the influential people, lest somehow I was running, or had run, in vain.
3 But not even Titus [who was] with me, [although] he was a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.
4 Now [this was] because of the false brothers secretly brought in, who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, in order that they might enslave us,
5 to whom not even for an hour did we yield in subjection, in order that the truth of the gospel might remain continually with you.
6 But from those {who were influential} (whatever they were, [it makes] no difference to me, {God does not show partiality})--for those who were influential added nothing to me.
7 But these, [when they] saw that I had been entrusted [with] the gospel to the uncircumcision, just as Peter to the circumcision
8 (for the one who was at work through Peter for [his] apostleship to the circumcision was at work also through me for the Gentiles),
9 and [when] James and Cephas and John--those thought to be pillars--acknowledged the grace given to me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right [hand] of fellowship, in order that we [should go] to the Gentiles and they to the circumcision.
10 [They asked] only that we should remember the poor, the very thing I was also eager to do.