When they saw the grace which was given to me, James and Cephas and John, who had the name of being pillars, gave to me and Barnabas their right hands as friends so that we might go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcision;
But I say to every one of you, through the grace given to me, not to have an over-high opinion of himself, but to have wise thoughts, as God has given to every one a measure of faith.
Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the house of my God, and he will go out no more: and I will put on him the name of my God, and the name of the town of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God, and my new name.
Through whom grace has been given to us, sending us out to make disciples to the faith among all nations, for his name:
And I went up by revelation; and I put before them the good news which I was preaching among the Gentiles, but privately before those who were of good name, so that the work which I was or had been doing might not be without effect.
And I say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock will my church be based, and the doors of hell will not overcome it.
And Joseph, who was given by the Apostles the name of Barnabas (the sense of which is, Son of comfort), a Levite and a man of Cyprus by birth,
And when there had been much discussion, Peter got up and said to them, My brothers, you have knowledge that some time back it was God's pleasure that by my mouth the good news might be given to the Gentiles so that they might have faith.
And when they had come to an end, James, answering, said, My brothers, give ear to me:
Then it seemed good to the Apostles and the rulers and all the church, to send men from among them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; Judas, named Barsabbas, and Silas, chief men among the brothers:
So we, though we are a number of persons, are one body in Christ, and are dependent on one another;
But I have, in some measure, less fear in writing to you to put these things before you again, because of the grace which was given to me by God,
But by the grace of God, I am what I am: and his grace which was given to me has not been for nothing; for I did more work than all of them; though not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
Seriously requesting us that they might have a part in this grace of being servants to the needs of the saints:
But from those who seemed to be important (whatever they were has no weight with me: God does not take man's person into account): those who seemed to be important gave nothing new to me;
But when Cephas came to Antioch, I made a protest against him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong.
Resting on the base of the Apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief keystone,
To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, was this grace given, so that I might make clear to the Gentiles the good news of the unending wealth of Christ:
And for this purpose I am working, using all my strength by the help of his power which is working in me strongly.
But if I am long in coming, this will make clear to you what behaviour is right for men in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and base of what is true.
Making distribution among one another of whatever has been given to you, like true servants of the unmeasured grace of God;
We give you word of all we have seen and everything which has come to our ears, so that you may be united with us; and we are united with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ:
And the wall of the town had twelve bases, and on them the twelve names of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb.