Galatians 1 ©

1 After saluting the churches of Galatia, 6 Paul testifieth his surprise that they should so soon have forsaken the truth of the gospel which he had taught them; 8 and pronounceth those accursed who preach any other gospel. 10 He sheweth that his doctrine was not devised to please men, but came to him by immediate revelation from God. 13 To confirm which he relateth his conversation before his calling, 15 and what steps he had taken immediately thereupon.


aPAUL, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but bby Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who craised him from the dead;)


And all dthe brethren which are with me, unto the churches of eGalatia:


fGrace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,


Who ggave himself for our sins, that he might deliver usfrom this hpresent evil world, iaccording to the will of God and our Father:


To whom jbe glory for ever and ever. Amen.


I marvel that ye are so ksoon removed from him that lcalled you into the grace of Christ unto manother gospel:


Which is not another; nbut there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.


But othough we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.


As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you pthan that ye have received, let him be qaccursed.


For rdo I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.


But I certify you, brethren, sthat the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.


For tI neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by uthe revelation of Jesus Christ.


For ye have heard of my v*conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that wbeyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:


xAnd profited in the Jews' religion above many my 1equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the ytraditions of my fathers.


But when it pleased God, who zseparated me from my mother's womb, and acalled me by his grace,

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bTo reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; cimmediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:


Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into dArabia, and returned again unto Damascus.


Then after ethree years I 2went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him ffifteen days.


But gother of the apostles saw I none, *save hJames the Lord's brother.


Now the things which I write unto you, behold, ibefore God, I lie not.


jAfterwards I came into the regions of kSyria and Cilicia;


And was unknown by face unto lthe churches of Judaea which were min Christ:


But they had heard only, nThat he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.


And they oglorified God in me.