Galatians 1 NAS

Introduction

1 Paul, 1an apostle (2not sent from men nor through the agency of man, but 3through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who 4raised Him from the dead ),

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2 and all 5the brethren who are with me, To 6the churches of Galatia:

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3 7Grace to you and peace from aGod our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,

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    • a 1:3 - Two early mss read "God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ"
      4 who 8gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from 9this present evil bage, according to the will of 10our God and Father,

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      5 11to whom be the glory forevermore. Amen.

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      Perversion of the Gospel

      6 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting 12Him who called you cby the grace of Christ, for a 13different gospel;

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      7 which is really not another; only there are some who are 14disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.

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      8 But even if we, or 15an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel dcontrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be e16accursed!

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        • d 1:8 - Or "other than, more than"
        • e 1:8 - Gr "anathema"
          9 As we 17have said before, so I say again now, 18if any man is preaching to you a gospel fcontrary to what you received, he is to be g19accursed!

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            • f 1:9 - Or "other than, more than"
            • g 1:9 - Gr "anathema"
              10 For am I now 20seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a 21bond-servant of Christ.

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              Paul Defends His Ministry

              11 For 22I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is 23not according to man.

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              12 For 24I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a 25revelation of Jesus Christ.

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              13 For you have heard of 26my former manner of life in Judaism, how I 27used to persecute 28the church of God beyond measure and 29tried to destroy it;

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              14 and I 30was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my hcountrymen, being more extremely zealous for my 31ancestral traditions.

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              15 But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother's womb and 32called me through His grace, was pleased

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              16 to reveal His Son in me so that I might 33preach Him among the Gentiles, 34I did not immediately consult with i35flesh and blood,

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              17 36nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went away to Arabia, and returned once more to 37Damascus.

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              18 Then 38three years later I went up 39to Jerusalem to jbecome acquainted with 40Cephas, and stayed with him fifteen days.

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              19 But I did not see any other of the apostles except k41James, the Lord's brother.

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              20 (Now in what I am writing to you, lI assure you 42before God that I am not lying.)

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                • l 1:20 - Lit "behold before God"
                  21 Then 43I went into the regions of 44Syria and 45Cilicia.

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                  22 I was still unknown by msight to 46the churches of Judea which were 47in Christ;

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                  23 but only, they kept hearing, "He who once persecuted us is now preaching 48the faith which he once 49tried to destroy."

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                  24 And they 50were glorifying God nbecause of me.

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