1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)
1 From: Paul an apostle not sent from men or by a man, but by Jesus the Messiah, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead
1 Paul, an apostle (not commissioned and sent from men nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ—the Messiah—and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead),
2 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:
2 and all the brothers who are with me. To: The churches in Galatia.
2 and all the brothers who are with me,To the churches of Galatia:
3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
3 May grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be yours!
3 Grace to you and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being] from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,
4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
4 He gave himself for our sins in order to rescue us from this present evil age according to the will of our God and Father.
6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of the Messiah and, instead, are following a different gospel,
6 I am astonished and extremely irritated that you are so quickly shifting your allegiance and deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different [even contrary] gospel;
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
7 not that another one really exists. To be sure, there are certain people who are troubling you and want to distort the gospel about the Messiah.
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should proclaim to you a gospel contrary to what we proclaimed to you, let that person be condemned!
8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we [originally] preached to you, let him be condemned to destruction!
9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
9 What we have told you in the past I am now telling you again: If anyone proclaims to you a gospel contrary to what you received, let that person be condemned!
9 As we have said before, so I now say again, if anyone is preaching to you a gospel different from that which you received [from us], let him be condemned to destruction!
10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
10 Am I now trying to win the approval of people or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be the Messiah's servant.
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
11 For I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
12 For I did not receive it from a man, nor was I taught it, but it was revealed to me by Jesus the Messiah.
12 For indeed I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a [direct] revelation of Jesus Christ.
13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
13 For you have heard about my earlier life in Judaism how I kept violently persecuting God's church and was trying to destroy it.
13 You have heard of my career and former manner of life in Judaism, how I used to hunt down and persecute the church of God extensively and [with fanatical zeal] tried [my best] to destroy it.
14 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
14 I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries, because I was far more zealous for the traditions of my ancestors.
14 And [you have heard how] I surpassed many of my contemporaries among my countrymen in [my advanced study of the laws of] Judaism, as I was extremely loyal to the traditions of my ancestors.
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
15 But when God, who set me apart before I was born and who called me by his grace, was pleased
16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
16 to reveal his Son to me so that I might proclaim him among the gentiles, I did not confer with another human being at any time,
17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before me. Instead, I went away to Arabia and then came back to Damascus.
17 Nor did I [even] go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia and stayed awhile, and afterward returned once more to Damascus.
18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
18 Then three years later, I went up to Jerusalem to become acquainted with Cephas, and I stayed with him for fifteen days.
18 Then three years later I did go up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Cephas (Peter), and I stayed with him fifteen days.
19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.
19 But I did not see any other apostle except James, the Lord's brother.
19 But I did not see any other apostle except James, the [half] brother of the Lord.
20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.
20 (Before God, what I'm writing to you is the truth.)
20 (Now in what I am writing to you, I assure you as if I were standing before God that I am not lying.)
22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:
22 I remained personally unknown to the Judean churches in Christ;
22 But the churches of the Messiah that are in Judea did not yet know me personally.
22 And I was still unknown by sight to the churches which were in Christ in Judea (Jerusalem and the surrounding region);
23 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.
23 The only thing they kept hearing was this: "The man who used to persecute us is now proclaiming the faith he once tried to destroy!"
23 they only kept hearing, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the [good news of the] faith which he once was trying to destroy.”
24 And they glorified God in me.
24 And they glorified God because of me.
24 So they kept glorifying God for what had happened to me.
24 And they were glorifying God [as the Author and Source of what had taken place and all that had been accomplished] in me.
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