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1 Paul, an Apostle (not from men, and not through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who made him come back from the dead), 1 Paul, an apostle--sent not from men nor by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead--
2 And all the brothers who are with me, to the churches of Galatia: 2 and all the brothers with me, To the churches in Galatia:
3 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,
4 Who gave himself for our sins, so that he might make us free from this present evil world, after the purpose of our God and Father: 4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
5 To whom be the glory for ever and ever. So be it. 5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
6 I am surprised that you are being so quickly turned away from him whose word came to you in the grace of Christ, to good news of a different sort; 6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel--
7 Which is not another sort: only there are some who give you trouble, desiring to make changes in the good news of Christ. 7 which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, were to be a preacher to you of good news other than that which we have given you, let there be a curse on him. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!
9 As we have said before, so say I now again, If any man is a preacher to you of any good news other than that which has been given to you, let there be a curse on him. 9 As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!
10 Am I now using arguments to men, or God? or is it my desire to give men pleasure? if I was still pleasing men, I would not be a servant of Christ. 10 Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.
11 Because I say to you, my brothers, that the good news of which I was the preacher is not man's. 11 I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up.
12 For I did not get it from man, and I was not given teaching in it, but it came to me through revelation of Jesus Christ. 12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.
13 For news has come to you of my way of life in the past in the Jews' religion, how I was cruel without measure to the church of God, and did great damage to it: 13 For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it.
14 And I went farther in the Jews' religion than a number of my generation among my countrymen, having a more burning interest in the beliefs handed down from my fathers. 14 I was advancing in Judaism beyond many Jews of my own age and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
15 But when it was the good pleasure of God, by whom I was marked out even from my mother's body, through his grace, 15 But when God, who set me apart from birth and called me by his grace, was pleased
16 To give the revelation of his Son in me, so that I might give the news of him to the Gentiles; then I did not take the opinion of flesh and blood, 16 to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not consult any man,
17 And I went not up to Jerusalem to those who were Apostles before me; but I went away into Arabia, and again I came back to Damascus. 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went immediately into Arabia and later returned to Damascus.
18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Cephas, and was there with him fifteen days. 18 Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Peter and stayed with him fifteen days.
19 But of the other Apostles I saw only James, the Lord's brother. 19 I saw none of the other apostles--only James, the Lord's brother.
20 Now God is witness that the things which I am writing to you are true. 20 I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie.
21 Then I came to the parts of Syria and Cilicia. 21 Later I went to Syria and Cilicia.
22 And the churches of Judaea which were in Christ still had no knowledge of my face or person: 22 I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ.
23 Only it came to their ears that he who at one time was cruel to us is now preaching the faith which before had been attacked by him; 23 They only heard the report: "The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy."
24 And they gave glory to God in me. 24 And they praised God because of me.