13 For you have heard of 1my former manner of life in Judaism, how I 2used to persecute 3the church of God beyond * measure and 4tried to destroy it;
15 But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother's womb and 7called me through His grace, was pleased
16 to reveal His Son in me so that I might 8preach Him among the Gentiles, 9I did not immediately consult with b10flesh and blood,
17 11nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went away to Arabia, and returned once more to 12Damascus.