Chapter 1Galatians


1 Paul, apostle (not from men, neither through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead), 2 and all the brethren with me, to the churches of :Galatia: 3 Grace to you and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our :sins, that he deliver us from the present evil :age, according to the will of :God and our Father:
5 to whom the glory unto the ages of the ages. Amen.
6 I marvel that ye are so quickly removing from him that called you in Christ’s grace unto a different gospel; 7 which is not another: only there are some that trouble you, and wish to pervert the gospel of the Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel other than what we preached to you, let him be anathema. 9 As we have said before, so say I now again, If any preacheth to you a gospel other than what ye received, let him be anathema.

10 For am I now seeking men’s favor, or :God’s? or am I seeking to please men? if I were still pleasing men, I should not be Christ’s bondman. 11 But I make known to you, brethren, as to the gospel which was preached by me, that it is not after man. 12 For neither did I receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but through revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For ye have heard of my whilom conduct in :Judaism, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of :God, and made havoc of it: 14 and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of mine own age among my :race, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when it was God’s good pleasure who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through his :grace, 16 to reveal his :Son in me, that I preach him among the nations; straightway I conferred not with flesh and blood: 17 neither went I up to Jerusalem unto the apostles before me, but went away into Arabia, and again returned unto Damascus. 18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and tarried with him fifteen days. 19 But other of the apostles saw I none, but only James the brother of the Lord. 20 Now touching the things which I write you, lo, before :God, that I lie not. 21 Then I came into the regions of :Syria and :Cilicia. 22 And I was unknown by :face to the churches of :Judæa which were in Christ: 23 but they had only been hearing [that], Who once persecuted us now preacheth the faith of which he once made havoc; 24 and they glorified :God in me.