Galatians

Galatians

1:1 Paul an apostle, not from men nor through men, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, Who raised Him out from the dead, 1:2 and all the brethren with me, to the assemblies of the Galatia. 1:3 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, 1:4 Who gave Himself concerning our sins, in order that He should deliver us out from the present malignantly evil age according to the desirous will of God even our Father, 1:5 to Whom the proper opinion (glory) into the ages of the ages. Amen.

1:6 I marvel that in this manner so quickly you change from the One who called you by grace of Christ into a different kind of gospel, 1:7 which is not the same kind; except, there are some who trouble you and desire to distort the gospel of the Christ. 1:8 But even if perhaps we or an angel out from heaven should bring good news to you which is alongside that good news already brought to you, it[1] is to be set aside[2]. 1:9 As I before said, and now again I say, “If, assuming it is true, someone brings good news to you alongside that which you have received, it is to be set aside.” 1:10 For now do I persuade men or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if yet I please men, I am not perhaps a servant belonging to Christ. 1:11 Indeed, I make known to you, brethren, the gospel, the good news brought by me, that it is not according to man. 1:12 For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but through revelation from Jesus Christ.  1:13 For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, that I beyond measure continually persecuted the assembly belonging to God and continually[3] destroyed her.1:14 And advanced in Judaism above many of my contemporaries among my race, being[4] excessively zealous concerning my ancestral traditions.  1:15 But when God thought it good, the One having separated me out from my mother’s womb and having called me through His grace, 1:16 to reveal His Son to me, in order that I should bring good news about Him among the Gentiles, immediately I did not consult with flesh and blood, 1:17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem towards those, the apostles before me, but I departed into Arabia and again returned to Damascus.