Galatians 2:1-10 NLT

1 Then fourteen years later I went back to Jerusalem again, this time with Barnabas; and Titus came along, too.
2 I went there because God revealed to me that I should go. While I was there I talked privately with the leaders of the church. I wanted them to understand what I had been preaching to the Gentiles. I wanted to make sure they did not disagree, or my ministry would have been useless.
3 And they did agree. They did not even demand that my companion Titus be circumcised, though he was a Gentile. a

References for Galatians 2:3

    • e 2:3 - Greek <I>a Greek.</I>
      4 Even that question wouldn't have come up except for some so-called Christians there -- false ones, really b -- who came to spy on us and see our freedom in Christ Jesus. They wanted to force us, like slaves, to follow their Jewish regulations.

      References for Galatians 2:4

        • f 2:4 - Greek <I>some false brothers.</I>
          5 But we refused to listen to them for a single moment. We wanted to preserve the truth of the Good News for you.
          6 And the leaders of the church who were there had nothing to add to what I was preaching. (By the way, their reputation as great leaders made no difference to me, for God has no favorites.)
          7 They saw that God had given me the responsibility of preaching the Good News to the Gentiles, just as he had given Peter the responsibility of preaching to the Jews.
          8 For the same God who worked through Peter for the benefit of the Jews worked through me for the benefit of the Gentiles.
          9 In fact, James, Peter, c and John, who were known as pillars of the church, recognized the gift God had given me, and they accepted Barnabas and me as their co-workers. They encouraged us to keep preaching to the Gentiles, while they continued their work with the Jews.

          References for Galatians 2:9

            • g 2:9 - Greek <I>Cephas;</I> also in 2:11, 14.
              10 The only thing they suggested was that we remember to help the poor, and I have certainly been eager to do that.