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Galatians 1:11-24

NIRV 11 Brothers and sisters, here is what I want you to know. The good news I preached is not something a human being made up. NIV 11 I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. NIRV 12 No one gave it to me. No one taught it to me. Instead, I received it from Jesus Christ. He showed it to me. NIV 12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ. NIRV 13 You have heard of my earlier way of life as a Jew. With all my strength I attacked the church of God. I tried 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. NIRV 14 I was moving ahead in my Jewish way of life. I went beyond many Jews who were my own age. I held firmly to the teachings passed down by my people. NIV 14 I was advancing in Judaism beyond many Jews of my own age and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers. NIRV 15 But God set me apart from the time I was born. He showed me his grace by appointing me. He was pleased NIV 15 But when God, who set me apart from birth and called me by his grace, was pleased NIRV 16 to show his Son in my life. He wanted me to preach about Jesus among those who aren't Jews. When God appointed me, I didn't talk to anyone. NIV 16 to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not consult any man, NIRV 17 I didn't go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was. Instead, I went at once into Arabia. Later I returned to 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. NIRV 18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem. I went there to get to know Peter. I stayed with him for 15 days. NIV 18 Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Peter and stayed with him fifteen days. NIRV 19 I didn't see any of the other apostles. I only saw James, the Lord's brother. NIV 19 I saw none of the other apostles--only James, the Lord's brother. NIRV 20 Here is what you can be sure of. And God gives witness to it. What I am writing you is not a lie. NIV 20 I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie. NIRV 21 Later I went to Syria and Cilicia. NIV 21 Later I went to Syria and Cilicia. NIRV 22 The members of Christ's churches in Judea did not know me in a personal way. NIV 22 I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. NIRV 23 They only heard others say, "The man who used to attack us has changed. He is now preaching the faith he once 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." NIRV 24 And they praised God because of me. NIV 24 And they praised God because of me.