For 1I neitherreceived it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a 2revelation of JesusChrist.
For you have heard of 3my formermanner of life in Judaism, how I 4used to persecute5the church of Godbeyondmeasure and 6tried to destroy it;
and I 7was advancing in Judaismbeyondmany of my contemporariesamong my acountrymen, beingmoreextremelyzealous for my 8ancestraltraditions.
But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother'swomb and 9called me through His grace, was pleased16
to reveal His Son in me so that I might 10preach Him among the Gentiles, 11I did not immediatelyconsult with b12flesh and blood,
1713nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostlesbefore me; but I wentaway to Arabia, and returnedoncemore to 14Damascus.
18Then15threeyearslater I went up 16to Jerusalem to cbecomeacquainted with 17Cephas, and stayed with him fifteendays.
But I did not seeanyother of the apostlesexceptd18James, the Lord'sbrother.
(Now in what I am writing to you, eI assure you 19beforeGod that I am not lying.)
21Then20I went into the regions of 21Syria and 22Cilicia.
I was still unknown by fsight to 23the churches of Judea which were 24in Christ;