1 Paul an apostle (not from men, nor by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead), 2 and all the brethren that 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, 4 who gave himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from the present evil world, according to the will of our God and Father: 5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
6 I wonder that ye are so soon removed from him who called you by the grace of Christ to another gospel: which is not another; 7 but there be some that disturb you, and would subvert the gospel of Christ. 8 But tho' we or an angel from heaven should preach to you any other gospel than what we have preached to you; let him be accursed. 9 I say it again, if any one preach to you any other gospel than what ye have received, let him be accursed.
10 For do I now persuade you to obey men or God? Or do I seek to please men? if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
11 But I assure you, brethren, that the gospel preached by me is not of human invention. 12 For I neither received it, nor was taught it by man, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
13 For ye have heard of my conversation formerly in Judaism, that I outragiously persecuted the church of God, and laid it waste: 14 and I made a proficiency in Judaism above many of the same age with me in my own nation, being excessively zealous for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when it pleased God, (who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,) 16 to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach Him among the gentiles; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood, 17 nor went I up to Jerusalem to those that were apostles before me, but I departed into Arabia, and afterwards returned again to Damascus.
18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Peter, and I staid with him fifteen days. 19 But I saw no other of the apostles, except James the brother of our Lord. 20 (Now in what I write to you, behold, before God, I do not lie.)
21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia, 22 and was not known in person to the churches of Judea, which were in Christ. 23 But only they had heard that he who persecuted us before, now preacheth the faith which he formerly would have destroyed. 24 And they glorified God on my account.