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Galatians 1

NLT 1 This letter is from Paul, an apostle. I was not appointed by any group of people or any human authority, but by Jesus Christ himself and by God the Father, who raised Jesus from the dead. NIV 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-- NLT 2 All the brothers and sisters here join me in sending this letter to the churches of Galatia. NIV 2 and all the brothers with me, To the churches in Galatia: NLT 3 May God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. NIV 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, NLT 4 Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live. NIV 4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, NLT 5 All glory to God forever and ever! Amen. NIV 5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. NLT 6 I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News NIV 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-- NLT 7 but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ. NIV 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. NLT 8 Let God’s curse fall on anyone, including us or even an angel from heaven, who preaches a different kind of Good News than the one we preached to you. NIV 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! NLT 9 I say again what we have said before: If anyone preaches any other Good News than the one you welcomed, let that person be cursed. NIV 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! NLT 10 Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant. NIV 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. NLT 11 Dear brothers and sisters, I want you to understand that the gospel message I preach is not based on mere human reasoning. NIV 11 I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. NLT 12 I received my message from no human source, and no one taught me. Instead, I received it by direct revelation from Jesus Christ. NIV 12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ. NLT 13 You know what I was like when I followed the Jewish religion—how I violently persecuted God’s church. I did my best to destroy it. NIV 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. NLT 14 I was far ahead of my fellow Jews in my zeal for the traditions of my ancestors. NIV 14 I was advancing in Judaism beyond many Jews of my own age and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers. NLT 15 But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by his marvelous grace. Then it pleased him NIV 15 But when God, who set me apart from birth and called me by his grace, was pleased NLT 16 to reveal his Son to me so that I would proclaim the Good News about Jesus to the Gentiles. When this happened, I did not rush out to consult with any human being. NIV 16 to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not consult any man, NLT 17 Nor did I go up to Jerusalem to consult with those who were apostles before I was. Instead, I went away into Arabia, and later I returned to the city of Damascus. NIV 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. NLT 18 Then three years later I went to Jerusalem to get to know Peter, and I stayed with him for fifteen days. NIV 18 Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Peter and stayed with him fifteen days. NLT 19 The only other apostle I met at that time was James, the Lord’s brother. NIV 19 I saw none of the other apostles--only James, the Lord's brother. NLT 20 I declare before God that what I am writing to you is not a lie. NIV 20 I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie. NLT 21 After that visit I went north into the provinces of Syria and Cilicia. NIV 21 Later I went to Syria and Cilicia. NLT 22 And still the churches in Christ that are in Judea didn’t know me personally. NIV 22 I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. NLT 23 All they knew was that people were saying, “The one who used to persecute us is now preaching the very faith he tried to destroy!” NIV 23 They only heard the report: "The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy." NLT 24 And they praised God because of me. NIV 24 And they praised God because of me.