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Galatians 1:11-24

Paul Called by God

11For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man's gospel.3 12For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. 13For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it. 14And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. 15But when he who had set me apart before I was born,4 and who called me by his grace, 16was pleased to reveal his Son to5 me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone;6 17nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.

18Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days. 19But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother. 20(In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie!) 21Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22And I was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 23They only were hearing it said, β€œHe who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24And they glorified God because of me.

Footnotes

  • 3 1:11 Greek not according to man
  • 4 1:15 Greek set me apart from my mother's womb
  • 5 1:16 Greek in
  • 6 1:16 Greek with flesh and blood