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1 From: Sha'ul, an emissary - I received my commission not from human beings or through human mediation but through Yeshua the Messiah and God the Father, who raised him from the dead - also from all the brothers with me 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 To: The Messianic communities in Galatia: 2 and all the brothers with me, To the churches in Galatia:
3 Grace and shalom to you from God our Father and from the Lord Yeshua the Messiah, 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 deliver us from the present evil world-system, in obedience to the will of God, our 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 him be the glory forever and ever! Amen. 5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
6 I am astounded that you are so quick to remove yourselves from me, the one who called you by the Messiah's grace, and turn to some other supposedly "Good News," 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 good news at all! What is really happening is that certain people are pestering you and trying to pervert the genuine Good News of the Messiah. 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, for that matter, an angel from heaven!-were to announce to you some so-called "Good News" contrary to the Good News we did announce to you, let him be under a curse forever! 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 We said it before, and I say it again: if anyone announces "Good News" contrary to what you received, let him be under a curse forever! 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 Now does that sound as if I were trying to win human approval? No! I want God's approval! Or that I'm trying to cater to people? If I were still doing that, I would not be a servant of the Messiah. 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 Furthermore, let me make clear to you, brothers, that the Good News as I proclaim it is not a human product; 11 I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up.
12 because neither did I receive it from someone else nor was I taught it-it came through a direct revelation from Yeshua the Messiah. 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 you have heard about my former way of life in [traditional] Judaism - how I did my best to persecute God's Messianic Community and destroy 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 how, since I was more of a zealot for the traditions handed down by my forefathers than most Jews my age, I advanced in [traditional] Judaism more rapidly than they did. 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 God, who picked me out before I was born and called me by his grace, chose 15 But when God, who set me apart from birth and called me by his grace, was pleased
16 to reveal his Son to me, so that I might announce him to the Gentiles, I did not consult anyone; 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 did not go up to Yerushalayim to see those who were emissaries before me. Instead, I immediately went off to Arabia and afterwards returned to Dammesek. 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 Not until three years later did I go up to Yerushalayim to make Kefa's acquaintance, and I stayed with him for two weeks, 18 Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Peter and stayed with him fifteen days.
19 but I did not see any of the other emissaries except Ya'akov the Lord's brother. 19 I saw none of the other apostles--only James, the Lord's brother.
20 (Concerning these matters I am writing you about, I declare before God that I am not lying!) 20 I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie.
21 Next I went to Syria and Cilicia; 21 Later I went to Syria and Cilicia.
22 but in Y'hudah, the Messianic congregations didn't even know what I looked like - 22 I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ.
23 they were only hearing the report, "The one who used to persecute us now preaches the Good News of the faith he was formerly out to destroy"; 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 praised God for me. 24 And they praised God because of me.