Galatians 1 Darby’s Translation

Salutation

1 1  Paul, apostle, not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God [the] Father who raised him from among [the] dead, 2  and all the brethren with me, to the assemblies of Galatia. 3  Grace to you, and peace, from God [the] Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, 4  who gave himself for our sins, so that he should deliver us out of the present evil world, according to the will of our God and Father; 5  to whom [be] glory to the ages of ages. Amen.

There Is No Other Gospel

6  I wonder that ye thus quickly change, from him that called you in Christ's grace, to a different gospel, 7  which is not another [one]; but there are some that trouble you, and desire to pervert the glad tidings of the Christ. 8  But if even we or an angel out of heaven announce as glad tidings to you [anything] besides what we have announced as glad tidings to you, let him be accursed. 9  As we have said before, now also again I say, If any one announce to you as glad tidings [anything] besides what ye have received, let him be accursed.

10  For do I now seek to satisfy men or God? or do I seek to please men? If I were yet pleasing men, I were not Christ's bondman.

Paul's Ministry of the True Gospel

11  But I let you know, brethren, [as to] the glad tidings which were announced by me, that they are not according to man. 12  For neither did I receive them from man, neither was I taught [them], but by revelation of Jesus Christ. 13  For ye have heard [what was] my conversation formerly in Judaism, that I excessively persecuted the assembly of God, and ravaged it; 14  and advanced in Judaism beyond many [my] contemporaries in my nation, being exceedingly zealous of the doctrines of my fathers. 15  But when God, who set me apart [even] from my mother's womb, and called [me] by his grace, 16  was pleased to reveal his Son in me, that I may announce him as glad tidings among the nations, immediately I took not counsel with flesh and blood, 17  nor went I up to Jerusalem to those [who were] apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and again returned to Damascus. 18  Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to make acquaintance with Peter, and I remained with him fifteen days; 19  but I saw none other of the apostles, but James the brother of the Lord. 20  Now what I write to you, behold, before God, I do not lie. 21  Then I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22  But I was unknown personally to the assemblies of Judaea which [are] in Christ; 23  only they were hearing that he who persecuted us formerly now announces the glad tidings of the faith which formerly he ravaged: 24  and they glorified God in me.


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