Then after 14 years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along also.
I went up because of a revelation and presented to them the gospel I preach among the Gentiles-but privately to those recognized [as leaders]-so that I might not be running, or have run, in vain.
But not even Titus who was with me, though he was a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.
[This issue arose] because of false brothers smuggled in, who came in secretly to spy on our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, in order to enslave us.
But we did not yield in submission to these people for even an hour, so that the truth of the gospel would remain for you.
But from those recognized as important (what they really were makes no difference to me; God does not show favoritism)-those recognized as important added nothing to me.
On the contrary, they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel for the uncircumcised, just as Peter was for the circumcised.
For He who was at work with Peter in the apostleship to the circumcised was also at work with me among the Gentiles.
When James, Cephas, and John, recognized as pillars, acknowledged the grace that had been given to me, they gave the right hand of fellowship to me and Barnabas, [agreeing] that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.
[They asked] only that we would remember the poor, which I made every effort to do.