Galatians 1:1-11 NLT

1 This letter is from Paul, an apostle. I was not appointed by any group of people or any human authority, but by Jesus Christ himself and by God the Father, who raised Jesus from the dead.
2 All the brothers and sistersa here join me in sending this letter to the churches of Galatia.

References for Galatians 1:2

    • 1:2 - Greek brothers; also in 1:11 .
      3 May God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christb give you grace and peace.

      References for Galatians 1:3

        • 1:3 - Some manuscripts read God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
          4 Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live.
          5 All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.
          6 I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ.c You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News

          References for Galatians 1:6

            • 1:6 - Some manuscripts read through loving mercy.
              7 but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ.
              8 Let God’s curse fall on anyone, including us or even an angel from heaven, who preaches a different kind of Good News than the one we preached to you.
              9 I say again what we have said before: If anyone preaches any other Good News than the one you welcomed, let that person be cursed.
              10 Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.
              11 Dear brothers and sisters, I want you to understand that the gospel message I preach is not based on mere human reasoning.