Galatians 1

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle
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Chapter 1

Preachers of false gospels are accursed—Paul received the gospel by revelation—He believed, was taught, and preached to the Gentiles.

1 Paul, an aapostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)

2 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:

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

4 Who agave himself for our sins, that he might bdeliver us from this present evil world, according to the cwill of God and our Father:

5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

6 I marvel that ye are so soon aremoved from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another bgospel:

7 Which is not another; but there be some that atrouble you, and would bpervert the cgospel of Christ.

8 But though we, or an aangel from heaven, preach any bother cgospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be daccursed.

9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other agospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be baccursed.

10 For do I now apersuade men, or God? or do I seek to bplease men? for if I yet cpleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

11 But I acertify you, brethren, that the gospel which was bpreached of me is not after man.

12 For I neither received it aof man, neither was I taught it, but bby the crevelation of Jesus Christ.

13 For ye have heard of my aconversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I bpersecuted the church of God, and cwasted it:

14 And aprofited in the Jews’ religion above many bmy equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly czealous of the dtraditions of my fathers.

15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his agrace,

16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the aheathen; immediately I conferred not with bflesh and blood:

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

18 Then after three years I went up to aJerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.

19 But other of the aapostles saw I none, save bJames the Lord’s cbrother.

20 Now the things which I awrite unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.

21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;

22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judæa which were in Christ:

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

24 And they glorified God in me.