1Paul, an apostle, ( notofmen, neitherbyman, butbyJesusChrist, andGodthe Father, whoraisedhimfromthe dead;) 2Andallthe brethrenwhich arewithme, unto the churchesof Galatia: 3Grace be to youandpeacefromGodthe Father, and from ourLordJesusChrist, 4Whogavehimselfforoursins, thathe might deliverusfromthispresentevilworld, according tothe willof GodandourFather: 5To whom be gloryforeverand ever. Amen.
6I marvelthatye aresosoonremovedfromhim thatcalledyouintothe graceof Christuntoanothergospel: 7Whichisnotanother; butthere besomethattroubleyou, andwouldpervertthe gospelof Christ. 8Butthoughwe, oran angelfromheaven, preach any other gospelunto youthanthat whichwe have preachedunto you, let him beaccursed.
9Aswe said before, sosay Inowagain, Ifany man preach any other gospelunto youthanthatye have received, let him beaccursed. 10Fordo Inowpersuade men, orGod? ordo I seekto pleasemen? forifIyetpleasedmen, I shouldnotbethe servantof Christ.
11ButI certifyyou, brethren, thatthe gospelwhichwas preachedofmeisnotafterman. 12ForIneitherreceiveditofman, neitherwas I taught it, butbythe revelationof JesusChrist. 13Forye have heard ofmyconversationin time pastinthe Jews’ religion, how thatbeyond measureI persecutedthe churchof God, andwastedit: 14Andprofitedinthe Jews’ religionabovemanymy equalsinmine ownnation, beingmore exceedinglyzealousof the traditionsof myfathers.
15Butwhenit pleasedGod, whoseparatedmefrommymother’swomb, andcalled me byhisgrace, 16To revealhisSoninme, thatI might preachhimamongthe heathen; immediatelyI conferrednotwith fleshandblood: 17Neitherwent I uptoJerusalemtothem which wereapostlesbeforeme; butI wentintoArabia, andreturnedagainuntoDamascus.
18ThenafterthreeyearsI went uptoJerusalemto seePeter, andabodewithhimfifteendays. 19Butotherof the apostlessaw Inone, saveJamestheLord’sbrother. 20Nowthe things whichI writeunto you, behold, beforeGod, I lienot.
21AfterwardsI cameintothe regionsof SyriaandCilicia; 22Andwasunknownby faceunto the churchesof Judaeawhich wereinChrist: 23Butthey hadheardonly, Thathe whichpersecutedusin times pastnowpreacheththe faithwhichoncehe destroyed. 24Andthey glorifiedGodinme.