1 Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead), 2 and all the brethren with me, to the assemblies of Galatia:
3 Grace to you, and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us out of the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father; 5 to Whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
6 I marvel that ye are so quickly removing from Him Who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different Gospel, 7 which is not another; only there are some who are troubling you, and wishing to pervert the Gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel out of Heaven should proclaim a Gospel to you other than that which we delivered to you, let him be accursed! 9 As we have said before, even now also I say again, if any one is delivering a Gospel to you, contrary to that which ye received, let him be accursed.
10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I seeking to please men? If still I were pleasing men, I should not be Christ's servant.
11 For I make known to you, brethren, that the Gospel which was proclaimed by me is not according to man; 12 for neither did I receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through revelation of Jesus Christ.
13 For ye heard of my conduct formerly in Judaism; that, beyond measure, I was persecuting the assembly of God, and laying it waste; 14 and was making progress in Judaism above many companions of the same age in my own nation, being more exceedingly a zealot for my ancestral instructions. 15 But, when it pleased God, who set me apart from my mother's womb, and called me through His grace, 16 to reveal His Son in me, that I might proclaim the good news of Him among the gentiles; straightway I conferred not with flesh and blood, 17 neither went I up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and again returned to Damascus.
18 Then, after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to become acquainted with Cephas, and continued with him fifteen days. 19 But other of the apostles I saw not, except James, the brother of the Lord. 20 Now as to the things I am writing to you, behold, before God, I am not lying.
21 After that I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia; 22 and I was unknown by face to the assemblies of Judaea, which were in Christ; 23 but they were only hearing, "He who was once persecuting us now proclaims the faith which once he was destroying." 24 And they were glorifying God in me.