Galatians 1:13-23 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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."