nor did I go up to Jerusalem to consult with those who were apostles before I was. No, I went away into Arabia and later returned to the city of Damascus.
It was not until three years later that I finally went to Jerusalem for a visit with Peter a and stayed there with him for fifteen days.
And the only other apostle I met at that time was James, our Lord's brother.
You must believe what I am saying, for I declare before God that I am not lying.
Then after this visit, I went north into the provinces of Syria and Cilicia.
And still the Christians in the churches in Judea didn't know me personally.
All they knew was that people were saying, "The one who used to persecute us now preaches the very faith he tried to destroy!"
And they gave glory to God because of me.
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