AM I not an apostle? am I not a free man? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?
I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
So advancing on his journey, he was drawing nigh to Damascus: and suddenly there shone around him a light from heaven:
Then went Ananias, and entered into the house; and laying his hands upon him, said, Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who was seen by thee in the way that thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest recover thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good courage, Paul: for as thou hast borne testimony of the things concerning me at Jerusalem, so must thou bear a testimony at Rome also.
For though I be free from all men, I have made myself the servant of all, that I might gain the more.
of which I am ordained a preacher and apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, I lie not,) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
Then said he, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou art persecuting: It is difficult for thee to kick against the goads.
But the Lord said unto him, Go: for this man is an elect vessel for me, to bear my name before nations, and kings, and the children of Israel:
And as they were employed in the ministry, and kept a fast, the Holy Ghost said, Set apart for me now both Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
So the multitude was divided: some indeed were with the Jews, but others with the apostles.
But when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard it, they rent their garments, and rushed into the crowd, crying out,
she following Paul and us, cried out, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, who preach to you the way of salvation.
But Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his house: and many of the Corinthians hearing, believed, and were baptised.
But as I went and drew nigh to Damascus, at noon-day, suddenly there shone a great light from heaven around me.
And he said, The God of our fathers hath predestinated thee to know his will, and to see the Just One, and to hear a voice from his mouth.
Notwithstanding, arise, and stand on thy feet: for to this end have I appeared to thee, to ordain thee both a minister and a witness of the things which thou hast seen, and of those which I will shew thee;
through whom we have received grace and apostolic mission among all nations for his name, to bring them to the obedience of faith:
For I address myself to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am indeed the apostle of the Gentiles, I exalt my ministry:
PAUL, a called apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Sosthenes a brother,
I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I admonish you.
If I am not an apostle unto others, doubtless I am to you: for ye are the seal of my apostolic mission in the Lord.
And last of all he was seen also by me, who am but as an abortion.
WE then as labourers with him, exhort you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain:
Have I become a fool in boasting? ye have compelled me; for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing have I been inferior to the very chief apostles, though I be nothing.
PAUL the apostle (not [sent] from men, nor by man, but by Jesus Christ, and our Father who raised him from the dead),
But when it pleased God, who selected me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
but contrariwise when they saw that I was entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcision, as Peter was to the circumcision:
STAND fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made you free, and be not again held under a yoke of bondage.
not seeking glory from men, neither from you, nor from others, though we might have been burdensome, as apostles of Christ.
PAUL, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of the elect of God, and the knowledge of truth which leads to godliness;