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1 Paul, an apostle (not sent from men nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Him 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 brethren 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 our Father and the 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 rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will 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 forevermore. Amen. 5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
6 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; 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 really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel 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, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! 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 I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed! 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 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-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 For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. 11 I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up.
12 For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a 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 you have heard of my former manner of life in Judaism, how I used to persecute the church of God beyond measure and tried to 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 I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions. 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 had set me apart even from my mother's womb and called me through His grace, was pleased 15 But when God, who set me apart from birth and called me by his grace, was pleased
16 to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with 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 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went away to Arabia, and returned once more 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 three years later I went up to Jerusalem to become acquainted with Cephas, and stayed 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 I did not see any other of the apostles except James, the Lord's brother. 19 I saw none of the other apostles--only James, the Lord's brother.
20 (Now in what I am writing to you, I assure you before God that I am not lying.) 20 I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie.
21 Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 21 Later I went to Syria and Cilicia.
22 I was still unknown by sight to the churches of Judea which were in Christ; 22 I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ.
23 but only, they kept hearing, "He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith which he once tried 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 were glorifying God because of me. 24 And they praised God because of me.