Then after fourteen years, I went up again to Jerusalem,1 this time with Barnabas.2 I took Titus3 along also.
I went in response to a revelation4 and, meeting privately with those esteemed as leaders, I set before them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles.5 I wanted to be sure I was not running and had not been running my race6 in vain.
Yet not even Titus,7 who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, even though he was a Greek.84
This matter arose because some false believers9 had infiltrated our ranks to spy on10 the freedom11 we have in Christ Jesus and to make us slaves.
We did not give in to them for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel12 might remain with you.
As for those who were held in high esteem13--whatever they were makes no difference to me; God does not show favoritism14--they added nothing to my message.15