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Galatians 1:15-24 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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15 But when God, who set me apart from birth and called me by 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 consult any man, 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 see those who were apostles before I was, but I went immediately into Arabia and later 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 get acquainted with Peter 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 I saw none of the other apostles--only James, the Lord's brother. 19 I saw none of the other apostles--only James, the Lord's brother.
20 I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie. 20 I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie.
21 Later I went to Syria and Cilicia. 21 Later I went to Syria and Cilicia.
22 I was personally unknown 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 the report: "The man who formerly 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 praised God because of me. 24 And they praised God because of me.