(ESV) Galatians 1 : 1 Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead—
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 2 and all the brothers who are with me, To the churches of Galatia:
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 4 who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 5 to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 11 For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man’s gospel.
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 12 For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 13 For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it.
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 14 And 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.
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 15 But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace,
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 16 was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone;
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days.
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord’s brother.
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 20 (In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie!)
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 21 Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 22 And I was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ.
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 23 They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.”
(ESV) Galatians 1 : 24 And they glorified God because of me.