1 Paul an apostle (not from men, nor by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the father who raised him from the dead) and all the brethren, 2 who are with me, unto the churches of Galatia: grace be to you, and peace from God the father,
3 and from our Lord Jesus Christ: who gave himself for our sins, 4 that he might deliver us from the vices of this present age, according to the will of God, even our father: to 5 whom be glory for ever and ever. amen. I wonder you have so soon deserted unto another gospel,
6 from me, who called you by the grace of Christ; this can be 7 owing to nothing but your being practised upon by some, who would overturn the gospel of Christ. 8 but tho' I, or an angel from heaven should preach any thing to you for gospel, different from the gospel I have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 as I said before, so say I now again, if any one preach any other thing to you for gospel, than what you have received, let him be accursed.
10 for do I now act in obedience to men, or to God? or do I seek to please men? if I had hitherto pleased men, I should not have been the servant of Christ.
11 I certify to you, brethren, that the gospel, which has been preached by me, is not the result of human artifice: 12 for I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
13 you have heard of my former behaviour, whilst I was of the Jewish religion, with what excessive violence I persecuted the church of God, and laid it waste: 14 and that I made a greater proficiency in Judaism than many my contemporaries of my own nation, being an extraordinary zealot for the traditions of my forefathers. 15 but when it pleased God, who ordained me from my birth, and called me by his especial favour, to reveal his son to me, 16 that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not thereupon apply my self to any man; 17 neither went I up to Jerusalem, to those who were apostles before me: but I went immediately to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.
18 After three years, I went up to Jerusalem, to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days: 19 but other of the apostles saw I none, except James the Lord's brother. 20 what I write to you, I call God to witness is all true:
21 afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia; 22 but was personally unknown to the churches of Christ in Judea, 23 who had only heard, that I, who formerly persecuted them, did now preach the gospel of faith, which I once endeavoured to suppress: 24 and they glorified God upon my account.