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1 Paul an apostle—sent neither by human commission nor from human authorities, 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 members of God's family 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 to set us free from the 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 forever and ever. Amen. 5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to 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 not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are confusing you and want to pervert 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 proclaim to you a gospel contrary to what we proclaimed to you, let that one 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 now I repeat, if anyone proclaims to you a gospel contrary to what you received, let that one 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 Am I now seeking human approval, or God's approval? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still pleasing people, 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 For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin; 11 I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up.
12 for I did not receive it from a human source, 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 You have heard, no doubt, of my earlier life in Judaism. I was violently persecuting the church of God and was trying 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 I advanced in Judaism beyond many among my people of the same age, for I was far more zealous for the traditions of my ancestors. 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 before I was born 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 to me, so that I might proclaim him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with any human being, 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 already apostles before me, but I went away at once into Arabia, and afterwards I returned 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 did go up to Jerusalem to visit 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 apostle except James the Lord's brother. 19 I saw none of the other apostles--only James, the Lord's brother.
20 In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie! 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 and I was still unknown by sight to the churches of Judea that are in Christ; 22 I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ.
23 they only heard it said, "The one who formerly was persecuting us is now proclaiming the faith 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 glorified God because of me. 24 And they praised God because of me.