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1 Paul an apostle--not from men nor through 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 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 to deliver us 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 for ever and ever. Amen. 5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and 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 trouble 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 preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we preached to you, let him 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 say again, If any one is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him 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 the favor of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still pleasing men, I should 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 would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not man's gospel. 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 man, nor was I taught it, but it came 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 life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently 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 advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of 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 he who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through his grace, 15 But when God, who set me apart from birth and called me by his grace, was pleased
16 was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not confer 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 into Arabia; and again 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 went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and remained 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 saw none of the other apostles 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 Cili'cia. 21 Later I went to Syria and Cilicia.
22 And I was still not known by sight to the churches of Christ in Judea; 22 I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ.
23 they only heard it said, "He who once persecuted us is now preaching 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.